Josh Allen Parents: Meet Joel Allen, Lavvone Allen

allen and parents

Joshua Patrick Allen born May 21, 1996 is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).

Allen played college football at Wyoming, where he was a bowl game MVP and was selected seventh overall by the Bills in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Josh Allen

After inconsistent play during his first two years, Allen had a breakout season in 2020 when he led the Bills to their first division title and playoff victory since 1995 en route to an AFC Championship Game appearance.

He also set the Bills franchise records for single-season passing yards and touchdowns, while earning Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors.

Allen brought the Bills to consecutive division titles the following two years, the franchise’s first since 1991, in addition to also breaking several other franchise and league-wide records for passing and quarterback rushing statistics.


Allen grew up on a 3,000-acre (1,200 ha) cotton farm near Firebaugh, California, a small town about 40 miles (64 km) west of Fresno, California.

His family has lived in the area since his great-grandfather, who emigrated from Sweden in 1907, settled there during the Great Depression.

 The farm where he was raised was established in 1975 by his paternal grandfather, who was also a longtime member of the local school board and namesake of the gymnasium of Firebaugh High School, from which Allen graduated in 2014.

Josh Allen Parents: Meet Joel Allen, Lavvone Allen

Allen was born in Firebaugh, California in the United States of America to Lavonne Allen and Joel Allen.

allen and parents

Both parents are said to be sports enthusiasts and always motivated their son when he showed interest in sports.