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November 14, 1970 ... Remembered

Memorial of the 1970 Marshall University Football Team Plane Crash

Allen Skeens photo


Allen Skeens, number 59, was a sophomore from Ravenswood, West Virginia. He was a walk-on, meaning that he did not have a football scholarship. He was a 220-pound center and the East Carolina game was his first road trip.


Allen Gene Skeens died in the plane crash.

His body was not identified and he is buried with five other unidentified players in the Springhill Cemetery.

Not in the Marshall University 1970 Football Press Guide

Team Photo