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Former Viking Jared Allen misses Hall of Fame again: 'I'm hugely disappointed and shocked'

Jared Allen's mounting frustration with the Pro Football Hall of Fame's selection process continues into a fifth year. The former Vikings defensive end is not part of a seven-member Class of 2024 that features fellow edge rushers Dwight Freeney and Julius Peppers along with linebacker Patrick Willis, receiver Andre Johnson, returner Devin Hester and Seniors Committee choices Randy Gradishar and Steve McMichael.

The class was announced Thursday night during the NFL Honors ceremony in Las Vegas, site of Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday. Allen, however, has known since he was told Jan. 26, nine days after the 50-member selection committee - including this reporter - met virtually to choose the class.

"I'm hugely disappointed and shocked," Allen told the Star Tribune on Jan. 26. "There you go. Two honest statements."


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