Jim Allin

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Jim Allin
No. -- 16     CFL Free Agent
Date of birth: (1986-03-14) March 14, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Belleville, Ontario
Career information
CFL status: National
Position(s): DB/KR
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight: 170 lb (77 kg)
University: Queen's
CFL Draft: 2009 / Undrafted
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star:

Kingston, Ont. (March 31, 2009) – Football player Jim Allin of Belleville, Ont., and women’s rower Kristine Matusiak of Glenburnie, Ont., have been named Queen’s University's top athletes for the 2008-09 athletic season.

Allin was awarded the Jenkins Trophy as the top graduating male athlete. During his four-year career at Queen’s he collected four OUA All-Star selections including two this season, one on special teams and another at cornerback. He was a pivotal component of a Gaels squad that finished the 2008 campaign with a perfect 8-0 regular season record while earning a CIS All-Canadian selection.

Earlier this year he became the school’s all-time leader in pass break-ups and in 2007 recorded the team’s longest special team return at 117-yards. Allin was also chosen as the 2008 Male Athlete of the Year by his hometown of Belleville.

Graduating from the Faculty of Arts & Science with an honours degree in Life Science, the two-time Academic All-Canadian anticipates a selected in this year’s Canadian Football League draft. In early March Allin opened scouts eyes by setting a CFL evaluation camp record in the shuttle run at 3.97 seconds (4)Michael Grobe, http://www.queensfootball.com/apri0209allinwins.html
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Jim Allin (born March 14, 1986, in Belleville, Ontario) is a Canadian football defensive back and kick returner who is currently a free agent. He went undrafted in the 2009 CFL Draft. He played CIS football for the Queen's Golden Gaels.

In the 2008 CIS football season, Allin was named to CIS All-Canadian first team as a kick returner and to both the Ontario University Athletics first and second all-star teams; the first as a returner and the second as a cornerback. He performed the best among defensive backs in three of the athletic tests at the 2009 CFL Evaluation Camp including setting a record for the 20-yard shuttle test with a time of 3.97 seconds.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Forde, Duane (2009-03-13). "Forde: A look back at the performances during CFL E-Camp". TSN.ca. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  2. ^ Hogan, Mike (2009-03-08). "Draft: The Queen's Quintet". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  3. ^ "CFL Evaluation Camp results". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 

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The City of Kingston, Ontario hosted a parade to celebrate the Queen's University Golden Gael's triumphant win of the coveted Vanier Cup, winning 33-31 over the Calgary Dinosaurs in Quebec City's hosting of the Canadian University Football Championship Game on Saturday, November 29, 2009. As Paul Svoboda reported in the Belleville Intelligencer (p.B1, Friday December 4, 2009), "Down 25-7 at the intermission, Allin said the battle-hardened Gaels, who had already knocked off No. 1 Laval in the Mitchell Bowl a week earlier (featuring Allin's 120 yard return for a touchdown of a missed Rouge et Or field goal attempt), were convinced they could rally. "Nobody was down," said Allin, a star quarterback with the Quinte Saints during his high school days in Belleville. "It was pretty quiet in our locker room. We knew we had to come out and score first." Allin heaped praise on Queen's defensive co-ordinator Pat Tracey, a Stirling native and centennial Secondary School grad, for providing the winning formula on D.

Allin (temporarily) hangs up his helmet after leading the OUA in 2009 with three punt return touchdowns and one kick return TD. On Sept. 7th he set a new OUA record for most punt return yards in a game (259) vs. Guelph. He is third all-time in the OUA witha career mark of 1,516 punt return yards. In 2008 Allin became Queen's all-time leader in career pass breakups (20).

Jim Allin has been accepted down under in Brisbane, Australia into medical school at the University of Queensland where he might switch from the grid-iron to the rugby pitch. (5) Paul Svoboda, The Intelligencer, Dec 4, 2009 p. B1.