Brandon Allen (American football)

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Brandon Allen
Arkansas RazorbacksNo. 10
Quarterback Redshirt Junior
Major: Recreation and sports management
Date of birth: (1992-09-05) September 5, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
 College(s):
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[edit]

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[edit]

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 he took over as the starting quarterback.[3][4] Allen 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 rushinh touchdown in Week 3 against Southern Mississippi. Allen was brutally criticized by many around the state, as he didn't perform too well. 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.

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