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Miles Sanders & Marcus Allen Reunite Following Eagles-Steelers Game

Former Penn State football teammates Miles Sanders and Marcus Allen reunited for a photo following Sunday’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Unfortunately, Allen was inactive for the game on Sunday and was unable to help his Steelers in their 38-29 victory over the Eagles. Sanders, on the other hand, put in a strong effort that included a highlight-reel touchdown run.

Sanders finished the day with 11 carries for 80 yards (7.3 yards per carry) and two touchdowns.

Teammates for the 2016 and 2017 seasons at Penn State, Sanders and Allen helped the Nittany Lions capture their first Big Ten Championship under head coach James Franklin.

In his three-year career at Penn State, Sanders rushed for 1,649 yards and 12 touchdowns. After serving as Saquon Barkley’s backup for his first two seasons, Sanders got the opportunity to break out in 2018, recording 1,274 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the year.

Following his impressive 2018 campaign, Sanders was drafted in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, and is now enjoying great success as the lead back in the Eagles’ offense.

Allen recorded 321 total tackles for the Nittany Lions over his four-year tenure, good for No. 5 on Penn State’s all-time tackles list. Allen was an integral part of the 2016 Big Ten Champion defense, recording 110 combined tackles and a memorable blocked field goal over the course of the season.

Allen was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft and has been a fantastic special teams contributor for the Steelers, even seeing limited action at the safety position this season before his inactive designation on Sunday.

The Steelers and Eagles play each other only once every four years, so another matchup between Allen and Sanders won’t happen for a while barring a team-change from either player. If you’re looking for more Penn State NFL action, Sanders and the Eagles take on the Ravens and third-string quarterback viral TikTok star Trace McSorley next Sunday.

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Matt Rudisill

Matt is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism from a little town called Parkesburg in Chester County, PA. He loves all things Phillies and Steelers (don't ask), manages seven fantasy football teams, and listens to the Pat McAfee Show podcast daily. He is an elite wiffleball pitcher and is not afraid to back up that claim. Follow Matt on twitter @mrudy26 for Phillies rants and some other random thoughts!


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