Brian Allen (cornerback)
|No. 29 – Pittsburgh Steelers|
October 21, 1993|
La Marque, Texas
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||La Marque (La Marque, Texas)|
|NFL Draft:||2017 / Round: 5 / Pick: 173|
|Roster status:||Practice squad|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2017|
Coming out of Utah, the majority of NFL draft experts and scouts projected Allen to be selected in the fifth or sixth round. 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.
|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
|4.43 s||1.51 s||2.56 s||4.34 s||6.64 s||34 1⁄2 in
|9 ft 8 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
On May 8, 2017, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Allen to a four-year, $2.63 million contract with a signing bonus of $230,179.
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.
On September 17, 2017, Allen made his professional regular season debut during the Steelers' 26-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
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- "Steelers reduce roster to 53". Steelers.com. September 1, 2018.
- "Steelers announce practice squad". Steelers.com. September 2, 2018.
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