Ep. 18 Marcus Allen – Generational Change Starts at Home

In this episode, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen joined the Doc and the Block podcast to discuss how he got to the top, what it takes to be successful, and how you can do it too. 

Allen played college football at USC where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1981. He then played for 16 years in the NFL for the Raiders and the Chiefs. While playing for the Raiders, he helped the team win Super Bowl XVIII. Allen was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003. He remains the only player to have won the Heisman Trophy, an NCAA national championship, the Super Bowl, and be named NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP.

In the podcast, Allen discusses his upbringing and how he was fortunate to have grown up in a nuclear family, with his parents still being together today after more than 60 years of marriage. He explained the values and support he received from his parents, and how those values helped him achieve success.

He also discussed the importance of treating children with love and how he does that with his son.

“Treat your kids like, you know, like a gas tank, right?” Allen said. “Fill them up every single day. With tough love, with love, with encouragement, support, I mean, discipline, all those things.”

Marcus Allen: Generational Change Starts at Home

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