Jaguars’ top defensive player has had his last name changed

Jaguars’ top defensive player has had his last name changed
Jaguars’ top defensive player has had his last name changed

Now, the Jacksonville outside linebacker will wear ‘Hines-Allen’ on the back of his jersey


The best defensive player of the Jacksonville Jaguars is changing his last name.

The team announced Tuesday that the two-time defensive end Pro Bowl, Josh Allenchanges his last name to Hines-Allen to “pay tribute to the maternal side of the family of Joshua and other relatives who have used ‘Hines‘ y ‘Hines-Allen‘ on their jerseys.”

The sister of Hines-Allen, Myisha Hines-Allenplays for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. The sisters Kyra Hines-Allen (Cheyney University) y LaTorri Hines-Allen (Virginia Tech, Towson) also played college basketball. In addition, Gregory Hinesuncle of Josh Hines-Allenwas selected by the Golden State Warriors in 1983 after a career of Hall of Fame in the Hampton Universitywhile another uncle, Keith Hinesplayed basketball for Montclair State.

“The legacy is forever, and I am proud to wear that tradition on the back of my jersey, following in the footsteps of my family, who have carried the surname Hines-Allen with so much pride and joy,” he posted Hines-Allen to Instagram on Tuesday.

In a video accompanying his post, he described, “My last name has been changed, but I’m still that person. And, I’ll keep playing like this, even better.”

Los Jaguars They announced that Hines-Allen will attend a fan jersey swap in September.

Hines-Allenwho set a career-high and franchise record with 17.5 sacks last season, was rewarded by the Jaguars with a five-year contract extension last April.

 
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