It’s never easy to see a team favorite pack up and head to another team, but that’s exactly what happened with defensive tackle Beau Allen this offseason. In 2018, he’s suiting up for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Eagles fans aren’t quite done honoring the Super Bowl winner.
Back in July, Chris Long tweeted that he was considering paying for a mural of his good friend Beau Allen in Philly. He didn’t really commit to it, but Eagles fans ran with the idea and went to work. The artwork has now been designed, and a location has been chosen — a building in south Philadelphia, a block from Geno’s —, and the last step is getting the funds to make it happen.
“He always loved the game of football, but he was more than just a defensive tackle. He was also the guy on the team with the biggest heart, the guy you could share your struggles with, the guy that made the locker room come alive. He could walk into a locker room bare-chested, sporting tasseled buckskin gloves, and giant smile and you knew you were in for a good time, he was just that type of guy.”
There are several players who Eagles fans would like to see blown up as a painting on the side of a building, but Beau Allen was one of those guys who was both good at his job, and knew how to put a big smile on the faces of everyone around him.
It’s live. Let’s make this thing happen. I’m not collecting these funds but the project is in good hands. https://t.co/ZDhZm26l2t— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) September 3, 2018
The mural is really top-notch too. You’ve got a shirtless Allen riding on the back of an Eagles, carrying an Eagles flag next to a big and shiny Lombardi Trophy.
I donated tree fiddy— Beau Allen (@Beau_Allen) September 3, 2018
He may have only been with the Eagles for the first three seasons of his career, but he made a forever mark on the city with a Super Bowl win and a super fun personality.