Chuck Allen, a former University of Washington star who served 20 years as an executive for the Seattle Seahawks, died Thursday at 77 according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Chuck Allen, a former University of Washington football star who served 20 years as an executive for the Seahawks, died Thursday at 77 according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Allen was an all-conference and All-Coast guard for the Huskies in the 1959 and 1960 seasons, with each of those ending with a UW win in the Rose Bowl.

Allen was drafted in the 28th round by the Chargers and was a star linebacker for San Diego from 1961-69 despite being undersized at 210 pounds. He then spent two seasons in Pittsburgh before ending his career in 1972 with Philadelphia.

Allen joined the expansion Seahawks in 1975 as the director of player personnel. He spent 20 years with the franchise, and was assistant general manager in his final decade with the team.

Allen intercepted 21 passes as a Charger, getting inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 1984.

Allen grew up in Cle Elum and was a three-year letterman at UW, playing both linebacker and guard. He finished his UW career in the 1961 Hula Bowl.