Former NFL player Dwayne Allen surprises Douglas Byrd football team

There was never a doubt that Dwayne Allen would return to Fayetteville and show love to the place that helped mold him into an NFL player. 

For Allen, a 31-year-old Terry Sanford High School grad who went on to Clemson and spent seven seasons in the NFL, seeing people return to Cumberland County to help the next generation is something that created a path for him to get to this point in his life.

“It’s the only reason why I was fortunate enough to go on the journey that I went on,” said Allen, who helped the New England Patriots win Super Bowl LIII in 2018 before retiring in 2019.