Roger Allen III

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Roger Allen III
Roger Allen III
Allen in the 2012 NFL season.
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-02-10) February 10, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Raytown, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Raytown (MO)
College: Missouri Western State
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2009 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Little All-America (2006, 2008)
  • 3× All-MAIA (2006, 2007, 2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played 6
Games started 1
Stats at NFL.com

Roger Allen III (born February 10, 1986) is an American football guard. He played college football at Missouri Western State University.

High school career[edit]

Roger Allen attended Raytown High School in Raytown, Missouri and was earned All-Metro and All-Conference honors.

College career[edit]

Allen started all 48 games (34 at right guard, 11 at left guard, three at right tackle), as the team compiled a 33-15 record during his four seasons at Missouri Western. Over four seasons Allen graded 86.8% for blocking consistency, registered 386 knockdowns, allowed just four sacks and three pressures, while only committing seven penalties while seeing action during 1,309 pass plays during his tenure with the Griffons. Allen was a First-team Freshman All-American selection in 2005 after starting all 12 games at both offensive guard spots. He was penalized three times and gave up just 1.5 quarterback sacks and no pressures all season. In 2006 he was First-team All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association as he started all 12 games at right offensive guard. He allowed just 1.5 quarterback sacks and no pressures. In 2006 Allen was a Little All-American choice by The NFL Draft Report and a First-team All-MAIA Association selection for the second straight season. In 2007, Allen was penalized once, allowing only one quarterback pressure and no sacks on 329 pass plays.

As a senior, in 2008, Allen was a First-team Little All-American and All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association selection by the AFCA and AP. He allowed just one quarterback sack and two pressures, accruing just two penalties on the season.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Broad BP Wonderlic
6-3½ * 325 lb * 5.28 * 1.87 * 2.98 * 4.53 * 7.47 * 9'01" * 39 * x

(* represents Missouri Western Pro Day)

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On April 27, 2009, Allen was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent. His deal is a reported three-year $1.2 million contract that included a $20,000 signing bonus. He made the 53 man roster and played in the last two games of the season, starting in the final one. He was released in the final cuts of the 2010 training camp.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

He was signed to the Saints practice squad in the 2010 season. He was waived by the New Orleans Saints on September 5, 2011 due to an early preseason injury.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

He was signed to the Buccaneers practice squad for 2012. On October 30, Allen was promoted to the active roster.[1] [2] He was released on May 6, 2013. On July 31, 2013, Allen was re-signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3]

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