Brian Allen (cornerback)

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Brian Allen
No. 29 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-21) October 21, 1993 (age 24)
La Marque, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: La Marque (La Marque, Texas)
College: Utah
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 5 / Pick: 173
Career history
Roster status: Practice squad
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles: 2
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Pass deflections: 0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Brian Allen (born October 10, 1993) is an American football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He played college football at Utah.

Professional career[edit]

Coming out of Utah, the majority of NFL draft experts and scouts projected Allen to be selected in the fifth or sixth round.[2] He received an invitation to the NFL Combine and completed all of the required combine and positional drills. On March 23, 2017, he participated at Utah's pro day and chose to redo the vertical jump, broad jump, and twenty yard shuttle while also doing positional drills. He increased his vertical to 38 inches and was able to decrease his shuttle time. Team representatives and scouts from all 32 NFL teams were in attendance to scout Allen, Garett Bolles, Isaac Asiata, and 20 other prospects.[3]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
215 lb
(98 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.43 s 1.51 s 2.56 s 4.34 s 6.64 s 34 12 in
(0.88 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4][5]

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Allen in the fifth round (173rd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[6]

On May 8, 2017, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Allen to a four-year, $2.63 million contract with a signing bonus of $230,179.[7]

He entered his first training camp competing with William Gay, Mike Hilton, Greg Ducre, Brandon Dixon, and Senquez Golson for a job to be a backup cornerback. Allen was named the Steelers' fifth cornerback on their depth chart to begin the regular season, behind Artie Burns, Coty Sensabaugh, Mike Hilton, and William Gay.[8]

On September 17, 2017, Allen made his professional regular season debut during the Steelers' 26-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

On September 1, 2018, Allen was waived by the Steelers and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah cornerback Brian Allen taken by Pittsburgh Steelers in fifth round of NFL draft". Desert News. April 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Brian Allen". NFL.com. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Football Holds Annual Pro Day". utahutes.com. March 23, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ Galloway, Jason (March 6, 2017). "2017 NFL Combine results for former Wisconsin Badgers". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved August 31, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Brian Allen, DS #21 CB, Utah". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Steelers select Allen in the fifth round". Steelers.com. April 29, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Spotrac.com: Brian Allen contract". spotrac.com. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Ourlads.com: Pittsburgh Steeler's depth chart: 08/01/2017". ourlads.com. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Steelers reduce roster to 53". Steelers.com. September 1, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Steelers announce practice squad". Steelers.com. September 2, 2018. 

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