Larry Allen, Jr. helped Harvard win two Ivy League titles during his career in Cambridge (Gil Talbot).
DALLAS -- Former Harvard standout Larry Allen, Jr. has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys, it was reported Sunday evening.
"Larry Allen is without a doubt, one of the greatest offensive guards in Harvard and Ivy League football history," said Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football. "Beyond that, he is one of the most well-liked and respected kids in our program."
Allen, Jr. is a three-time All-Ivy League selection on the offensive line, including first team accolades in 2016 and 2018. Allen appeared in 31 career games at tackle or guard, helping Harvard's offense consistently rank at or near the top of the Ivy League.
Allen, Jr. was a two-time Ivy League champions, as Harvard topped the Ancient Eight in 2014 and 2015.
His father, Larry Allen, Sr., played for the Cowboys from 1994-2005, helping the team win Super Bowl XXX. Allen, Sr., also an offensive lineman, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013 and was an 11-time All-Pro selection.
Allen, Jr. joins 10 Harvard players currently in the NFL, which led all of the Football Championship Subdivision in 2018: Cameron Brate '14 (Buccaneers), Ben Braunecker '16 (Bears), Nick Easton '15 (Saints), Anthony Fabiano '16 (Eagles), Anthony Firkser '17 (Titans), Ryan Fitzpatrick '05 (Dolphins), Kyle Juszczyk '13 (49ers), Tyler Ott '14 (Seahawks), Adam Redmond '16 (Cowboys) and Cole Toner '16 (Chargers).