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Brandon Allen (American football)

Brandon Allen
Arkansas Razorbacks No. 10
Position Quarterback
Class Redshirt Senior
Major Recreation and sports management
Career history
College
Bowl games
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-09-05) September 5, 1992
Place of birth Fayetteville, Arkansas
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career highlights and awards
  • Stats at ESPN.com

Brandon Allen (born September 5, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Allen took over as the Razorbacks starting quarterback in 2013.

Early years

Allen attended Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. As a senior he threw for 3,408 yards and 38 touchdowns. He was ranked by Rivals.com as the fifth best pro-style quarterback recruit.[1]

College career

Allen was redshirted as a freshman in 2011. In 2012 he was the backup to Tyler Wilson. He appeared in five games and started one game after Wilson missed a game due to injury.[2] He finished the season completing 21 of 49 passes for 186 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

In 2013, Allen took over as the starting quarterback.[3][4] He led the Razorbacks to a 3–9 record in Bret Bielema's first season in Fayetteville. Allen passed for 1,552 yards, completing 49.6% percent of his throws, and throwing for 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Allen battled a shoulder injury for most of the season after injuring it rolling into the end zone on a rushing touchdown in Week 3 against Southern Mississippi. Allen endured brutal criticism from some fans after playing while injured in his sophomore season.

At the start of the 2014 season, Arkansas played #5 Auburn. Allen threw for 175 yards in this game, with 2 touchdowns and an interception. The next game, Allen threw for 117 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 73–7 obliteration of Nicholls State. In a span from September 20 to November 1, Allen threw for at least 199 yards, a streak of 6 games. This included a 296 yard, 3 touchdown performance in a 45–32 loss to Georgia, which set a new career-high for him in yardage. Allen finished the 2014 regular season throwing for 2,125 yards, 18 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions, helping Arkansas reach bowl eligibility for the 1st time since his true freshman season. Allen proceeded to cap his successful 2014 season with an MVP performance in the 2014 Texas Bowl against the Texas Longhorns.

References

  1. ^ Rivals.com
  2. ^ Tyler Wilson does not start for Arkansas against Alabama
  3. ^ Brandon Allen taking control at Arkansas as quarterback
  4. ^ [1]

External links

  • Arkansas Razorbacks bio
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