Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Famer Grady Allen died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack last week in the Dallas area.
Allen, 66, was a defensive end for the A&M football team from 1965 to 1967 and earned consensus All-Southwest Conference honors when he helped lead the Aggies to the 1967 SWC Championship and the Cotton Bowl, where the Aggies upset Paul "Bear" Bryant's Alabama team 20-16.
A team captain as a senior, Allen also received the Aggie Heart Award, the most coveted honor given to an Aggie football player. He was inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995 and served as the Texas A&M Letterman's Association president in 2006.
Allen played five seasons for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League.
Grady Allen is the father of Dennis Allen, who also played football for the Aggies in the mid-1990s and currently serves as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.