Anthony Allen (running back)

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Anthony Allen
Anthony Allen MT Stadium 2012 Practice.jpg
Allen at Ravens M&T Bank Stadium practice in August 2012.
No. 26 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position: Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-06) August 6, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Tampa, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school: Tampa (FL) Jesuit
College: Georgia Tech
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 225
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Rushing yards: 69
Yards per carry: 3.6
Touchdowns: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Anthony Allen (born August 6, 1988) is an American football running back currently playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Ravens in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. His freshman year of college he attended the University of Louisville and set freshman rushing records. He then played the rest of his college career at Georgia Tech. He attended Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida.

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Anthony Allen was drafted in the 7th Round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. In 2011 as the team's third running back, Allen received three carries for eight yards against the Saint Louis Rams. He was released on August 30, 2013.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On January 14, 2014, Allen signed a 2-year, $1.23 deal. On May 12, 2014 the Buffalo Bills released Anthony Allen.[1]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On June 7, 2014, Allen joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League at their training camp. During the off-season the Riders lost Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets to the Oakland Raiders; leaving a vacancy at the running back position. Allen filled said position on the opening week of the season galloping to 158 rushing yards on 27 carries, with 1 rushing touchdown. Allen went on to be the main rushing back for the Riders in 2014, carrying the ball almost twice as much as any other player. By the close of the regular season he had 169 rushing attempts for 930 yards (5.5 average), with 5 touchdowns: Good enough for 2nd most rushing yards in the league, trailing only Jon Cornish who finished the campaign with 1,082 yards. He also made contributions in the passing game as well, amassing 244 yards on 36 receptions with 3 touchdowns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buffalo Bills Release Anthony Allen, NBCSports, May 12, 2014.

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