Safety Ricardo Allen signed a 3-year contract, $19.5 million with the Falcons before the 2018 season.
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Watch: Falcons’ Ricardo Allen to be featured in Super Bowl ad campaign

Falcons safety Ricardo Allen will be part of Verizon Super Bowl ad campaign that honors first-responders.

The campaign, titled “The Team that Wouldn’t Be Here,” highlights the stories of 12 NFL stars who experienced a life-changing situation and the first-responders who saved them.

In 2004, Allen’s Daytona Beach, Fla., home burned in a grease fire. “I think the incident is a reason that I am who I am. The people who helped us keep me going,” Allen says in the ad spot (see video below)

Allen signed a three-year, $19.5 million extension with the Falcons before the 2018 season. Allen suffered a torn Achilles tendon and did not play most of the season.

Super Bowl 53 will be played Feb. 3 in Atlanta.

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