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Eagles Safety Nate Allen Named NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Month

When the Eagles traded Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins this offseason, they got a high second round pick in this past draft and a conditional 3rd or 4th in next year’s draft. With that first pick, they took safety Nate Allen from the University of South Florida.

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So far, so good. Today, Allen was named the NFL’s top defensive rookie for the month of September.

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Allen has two interceptions, a sack, and three pass defenses with 12 tackles over the first three games of the season.

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He is the first rookie since 1994 to have an interception in each of his first two NFL games and the first Eagle to have a pick in his first game since Eric Allen did it in 1988.