Ricardo Allen

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Ricardo Allen
Ricardo Allen 2014 02.jpg
Allen in 2014
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-12-18) December 18, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Daytona Beach, Florida
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Daytona Beach (FL) Mainland
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2013)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2011, 2012)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Ricardo Jamal Allen (born December 18, 1991) is an American football cornerback that is a free agent of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.

Early years[edit]

Allen attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida.[1] Allen committed to Purdue University on October 16, 2009.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Ricardo Allen
Daytona Beach, Florida Mainland High School 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.35 Oct 16, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 34 (CB)   Rivals: 29 (CB), 57 (FL)  ESPN: 50 (CB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

As a junior in 2012, Allen broke the Purdue record for interceptions for touchdowns.[3] He was a second team All-Big Ten Conference selection.[4]

Professional Career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Allen was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[5]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

He signed a four-year contract with the Falcons on May 18, 2014.[6]


  1. ^ Buddy Collings (November 4, 2009). "Mainland trio CB Ricardo Allen, WR Chevin Davis, WR O.J. Ross commit to Purdue". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ricardo Allen". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Daniel Thompson (October 1, 2012). "Allen's record-breaking interception broken down". www.purdueexponent.com. Purdue Exponent. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2012 All-Big Ten Conference Football Teams". www.btn.com. Big Ten Network. November 26, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Falcons Select Ricardo Allen With 147th Pick
  6. ^ Atlanta Falcons sign Mainland product Ricardo Allen to four-year contract

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