If the line is busy at the Hinsdale home of John and Leslie Allen, please hang up and try again. The family is immersed in football right now.
Oldest son Jack is a sophomore offensive lineman for Michigan State, which is playing in the New Year’s Day Rose Bowl game against Stanford in Pasadena, Calif.; middle son Brian will play line for MSU next season after joining some of the country’s top college prospects in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Tex.,; and youngest son Matt is wrestling for Hinsdale Central after a fine football season.
Leslie Allen sees herself as a travel agent. “I’ve never been so busy,” she said of knowing how to get around airports, car-rental lots and cab stands.