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Ricardo Allen Clinches MNF Win With First Career Interception

What he did so often at Purdue he is now doing in the NFL.

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Yeah, we saw that guy before he was making plays on Monday Night Football:

That's Ricardo Allen, a pseudo rookie with the Atlanta Falcons and former Boilermaker. At Purdue had had 13 career interceptions, second only to Stu Schweigert in school history. He also tied the FBS all-time record by taking four of them back for touchdowns. After being drafted in 2014 he spent a year ont he practice squad, but fought hard and earned a job as Atlanta's starting safety.

Tonight was his first career action and despite a 15-yard horse collar penalty, he had a big night with five tackles, two assisted tackles, and his first career interception which clinched the game. It came on a tipped Sam Bradford pass, and the Purdue-centric Twitter exploded.

Congrats, young man. may this be the first of many interceptions!