The Minnesota Vikings announced on Friday that former defensive end Jared Allen will be inducted into the club's Ring of Honor.
A halftime ceremony will take place Oct. 30 when the Vikings host the Arizona Cardinals.
Allen spent six seasons with the Vikings from 2008-13. Allen set the Vikings record for sacks in a season with 22 in 2011 and was a first-team All-Pro selection three times while with Minnesota. He ranked in the top 10 in sacks in the NFL in all six seasons he was with the Vikings.
“When we traded for Jared, his impact on the team was immediate,” said Vikings owner/chairman Zygi Wilf. “His talent as a pass rusher was a perfect addition to the defense and helped make us one of the best units in the NFL. The type of teammate he was in the locker room and person he was within the community were as equally important as his play on the field. He belongs in the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor.”
Allen will be the 27th player in Vikings history to be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor.