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Chiefs guard Jeff Allen to throw out first pitch at White Sox game on Wednesday

Kansas City Chiefs guard Jeff Allen.
Kansas City Chiefs guard Jeff Allen. The Associated Press

Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen makes his living on the gridiron but on Wednesday, he will make an appearance on the baseball diamond.

Allen, a University of Illinois graduate, will throw out the first pitch Wednesday night when the Chicago White Sox play host to the St. Louis Cardinals on Illini night.

Allen, a second-round pick of the Chiefs in 2012, is a Chicago native who was a four-year starter at tackle for the Illini from 2008 to 2011. He started 47 games for the Illini during his career.

He is expected to compete for a starting job at right guard and right tackle for the Chiefs this year.

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