Throwback Video: Cowboys Lineman Larry Allen Benches 700 Pounds

Take a trip down memory lane to watch former Dallas Cowboys OL Larry Allen bench press 700 pounds.

If you don't remember former Dallas Cowboys great Larry Allen, allow me to refresh your memory. One of the most dominant offensive lineman of his day, the 6-foot-3, 325-pound NFL Hall of Famer was an athletic freak.

To be great on the field, you must train extremely hard off the field, and Allen certainly did that. At a team lifting session, the All-Pro lineman once benched 700 pounds. Yes, 700 pounds! Maybe that's why he could throw defensive linemen around like bowling pins.

The first video (below) shows Allen benching an enormous amount of weight. And if that doesn't convince you he was a true athletic beast, watch the second video, in which this giant man turns on the jets to make a tackle.


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