Vikings Ring of Honor Member Jared Allen stacked dollars like sacks for his charity in an episode of "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" that aired Wednesday night.
Allen, who starred for six (2008-13) of his 12 pro seasons in Minnesota, joined fellow NFL Legends Rashad Jennings (2009-16) and Marcellus Wiley (1997-2006) for an hourlong episode of the widely popular, long-running game show to raise funds for their respective causes.
The show that is normally 30 minutes is extended to feature two halves in the celebrity version.
Allen totaled the most money in the first half to advance to the first bonus round.
He deftly chose G, H, B and O among his letters, which helped him view…
TO _ GH
O _ _ ONENTS
… as the timer started. Quicker than he used to surge into the backfield, Allen called out "TOUGH OPPONENTS" for a cool $75,000 prize that will benefit Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors (homesforwoundedwarriors.com).
The win in the bonus round added to an impressive $34,850 he had totaled in the first half with solves on the following three puzzles:
WINNING A GRAMMY (a toss-up worth $2,000)
STRONG SAFETY (a toss-up worth $5,000)
DANCING IN THE END ZONE (a regular round in which he totaled $7,850 and collected a $20,000 bonus)
View photos of Vikings Legend Jared Allen during his 2022 Ring of Honor induction ceremony at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Allen returned in the second half and added another $10,000 with solves of the following puzzles:
EYE-POPPING EFFECTS (a toss-up worth $5,000)
JAW-DROPPING STUNTS (a toss-up worth $5,000)
Wiley caught fire in the second half, but he wasn't helped with his letter choices.
He was still staring at…
_ _ _ _ S
… when his bonus time expired. The crowd let out a collective moan as the letters appeared in the word OBVIOUS.
Wiley totaled $72,050 for Make-A-Wish, and although Jennings' dollar total was $6,000, the show kicked in an extra $24,000 for The Rashad Jennings Foundation.