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Defensive End
Bogalusa, La.
High School
Bogalusa HS

Played in 48 games with 18 starts for the Tigers …Started nine games at defensive tackle (all in 2002) and had nine starts at defensive end … Three career sacks, including two in 2000.

Played in 12 games with nine starts, all at defensive tackle … One of the elder statesmen on the Tiger squad … Moved to defensive tackle during the offseason after starting at defensive end the last two years for the Tigers … Came back from a torn patella tendon during the summer to play in 11 games with nine starts … Started final nine games at defensive tackle … Had surgery over the summer to repair torn patella tendon … Finished regular season with 22 tackles and one tackle for loss … Broke up a pair of passes and had six quarterback hurries … Had season-high of five tackles in win over Kentucky … Team mechanic who spends free time working on his career as well as his teammates … Has the best deal on oil changes on campus – free to his teammates … Also a father-figure to younger Tigers.

Talented defensive who battled nagging injuries all year … Started first five games of year at left defensive end … Shared time at defensive end with Kyle Kipps … Missed Middle Tennessee game with knee injury … Returned to action vs. Arkansas and intercepted first pass of career with a one-handed grab … Had season-best five tackles vs. Kentucky … Has 17 tackles and two tackles for losses for season … Recorded one tackle and two quarterback pressures in Sugar Bowl win over Illinois.

Returned to action in 2000 after redshirting in 1999 with a shoulder injury … Played in all 11 regular season games for the Tigers … Did not play in the Peach Bowl … Recorded 33 tackles (four for loss) and two sacks during the regular-season … Started four of the Tigers’ final five games … Had starts against Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Arkansas … Named LSU’s Defensive Player of the Week against Auburn, totaling a season-high seven tackles … Two sacks came in SEC victories over Tennessee and Kentucky.

Played in three games in 1999: Auburn, Georgia, Florida … Due to chronic shoulder injuries the coaching staff felt it was in Allen’s best interests to redshirt the 1999 season.

Played in 11 games and started one at defensive end … Made 20 tackles, including 16 solos, with four tackles behind the line, one QB sack and one fumble recovery … Started in place of the injured Jarvis Green in season finale at Arkansas … High-tackle game of seven at Arkansas with one TBL … Four tackles each vs. Arkansas State and Mississippi State … Had QB sack at Ole Miss … Saw action in 203 defensive plays from scrimmage … Also saw special teams action with punt return and PAT/FG block teams … One of only three true freshmen to letter for the Tigers in 1998.

Member of USA Today All-USA second team … Member of The Advocate Super Dozen ’98, the Times-Picayune Top 20 Blue Chip List, the Tiger Rag Dirty Dozen and the Purple & Gold’s Great Eight … No. 3 in Superprep Louisiana, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, PrepStar Dream Team Member, No. 31 in Tampa Tribune’s Top 100 … Class 4A All-State selection, All-District selection as a junior … Played three years in high school, skipping his sophomore season … As a senior he totaled 86 tackles, six sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, five fumble recoveries and 4 forced fumbles while leading Bogalusa to a 7-4 record … Occasionally played tailback, scoring two touchdowns in playoffs vs. Capitol … Played basketball for the Lumberjacks … Coached in high school by Calvin Hymel.

Majoring in kinesiology … Is also a mechanic and spends a lot of his spare time repairing his teammates cars … Among his prize possessions is the 1985 Chevy pickup truck that he totally refurbished.

Allen’s Career Defensive Stats

Year Class G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int.
1998 Fr. 11-1 16 4 20 4-4 1-1
1999 So.-RS 3-0 3 1 4 0-0
2000 So. 11-3 17 11 28 4-13 2-11
2001 Jr. 11-5 11 6 17 2-7
2002 Sr. 12-9 15 8 23 1-2
TOTALS 48-18 62 30 92 11-26 3-12
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