Javorius Allen

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Javorius Allen
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Allen at Ravens' training camp in 2016
No. 37 – Baltimore Ravens
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1991-08-27) August 27, 1991 (age 27)
Tallahassee, Florida
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school: Lincoln (Tallahassee, Florida)
College: USC
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 125
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2018
Rushing yards: 1,171
Rushing average: 3.7
Rushing touchdowns: 8
Receptions: 107
Receiving yards: 688
Receiving touchdowns: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Javorius "Buck" Allen (born August 27, 1991) is an American football running back for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC.

Early years[edit]

Allen attended Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida, where he played football and ran track.[1] As a sophomore in 2008, he rushed for 1,044 yards on 162 carries (6.4 avg.) with 10 touchdowns.[2] In 2009, he missed his junior season with an injury. As a senior, he rushed for more than 1,500 yards and was named Super Prep All-Dixie and Prep Star All-Southeast. He was ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and the 23rd best athlete.[3] He committed to play college football at the University of Southern California (USC) in February 2011.[4]

He also lettered all four years in track & field. He ran a personal-best time of 11.32 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the 2009 Leon Home Meet, where he placed 10th.[5] He posted a career-best time of 23.19 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the 2009 Chiles Capital City T&F Classic.[6] He also claimed a regional long jump title at the 2009 FHSAA 3A Region 1 after clearing a PR mark of 7.00 meters (22-9.5).[7]

College career[edit]

Allen attended and played college football for USC from 2011–2014.[8]

Allen was redshirted as a freshman in 2011.[9] As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he appeared in three games, rushing for 32 over six carries.[10] As a redshirt sophomore in 2013, Allen played in all 14 games with four starts. He had 785 yards on 135 carries and 14 touchdowns.[11][12] After the season, he was named the team’s MVP.[13] As a junior in 2014, Allen was USC's leading rusher with 1,489 yards on 276 carries with 11 touchdowns.[14][15]

After his junior season, Allen entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[16][17]

Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2012 USC 6 32 5.3 14 0 0 0 0.0 0
2013 USC 135 785 5.8 79 14 22 252 11.5 1
2014 USC 276 1,489 5.4 53 11 41 458 11.2 1
Career 417 2,306 5.5 79 25 63 710 11.3 2

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

2015 season[edit]

Allen was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round, 125th overall, of the 2015 NFL Draft.[18] He was the tenth running back to be selected that year.[19]

Allen received his first career carry during the season opener against the Denver Broncos, finishing with 9 carries for 30-yards and a reception for 4-yards.[20] After running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was placed on injured/reserve with a season-ending injury during Week 4 and starting running back Justin Forsett was injured during a Week 11 contest against the St. Louis Rams, the rookie, Allen, would be promoted to first string and receive his first career start the next week. Allen finished the game with a career-high 22 carries for 67-yards and 5 catches for 48-yards.[21] In Week 5, Allen ran for a career-high 44 yards in a single carry against the Cleveland Browns.[22][23][24] In Week 12, Allen received his first career start and scored his first career touchdown on a 12-yard touchdown reception against the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football.[25] Allen also had a 21-yard run, the longest of the day.[26][27] In the following game, against the Miami Dolphins, he had 63 rushing yards and 12 receptions for 107 yards and a receiving touchdown.[28] In Week 15, Allen fumbled the ball and it was recovered by Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyvon Branch, who ran it 73 yards for a touchdown.[29][26] In Week 16, Allen scored his first-career rushing touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[30][31][32] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 514 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, 45 receptions, 353 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[33]

2016 season[edit]

With the emergence of Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon in the Ravens' backfield, Allen had a very limited role in the 2016 season.[34] Overall, he recorded nine rushes for 34 yards and three receptions for 15 yards.[35]

2017 season[edit]

Coming into the 2017 season, Allen was in competition with Danny Woodhead and Terrance West.[36] Woodhead was lost to injury in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.[37] In the game, Allen had 21 rushes for 71 yards in the 20–0 victory.[38] In the Week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns, he had 14 rushes for 66 yards and five receptions for 35 yards and a receiving touchdown in the 24–10 victory.[39] He would then have 21 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown three weeks later in a 30-17 win over the Oakland Raiders.[40]

In Week 10, Allen had 7 catches and rushes apiece, had 65 total offensive yards, and caught a touchdown in a 23-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans.[41] He would then run five times for 15 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 on Monday Night Football against the Houston Texans as the Ravens won 23-16.[42] Allen had his best game of the year two weeks later on Sunday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers, when he carried six times for 25 yards, had two catches for 32 yards, and had two rushing touchdowns in a 39-38 shootout loss.[43] Allen finished the 2017 season with 591 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, 46 receptions, 250 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[44]

2018 season[edit]

On September 13, 2018, in Week 2 on Thursday Night Football, Allen scored his first touchdown of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals, charging into the end-zone from the one-yard line after a Bengals turnover.[45] In Week 3, he had a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the 27–14 victory over the Denver Broncos.[46]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Logan, Kyle. "Javorius Allen Gives Back to Community with Backpacks". Tallahassee News - ABC 27 WTXL. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  2. ^ "Javorius Allen, RB, Southern California". The Sports Xchange Showcase. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  3. ^ "Rivals.com". sports.yahoo.com.
  4. ^ Klein, Gary (14 November 2013). "USC's Javorius Allen makes the most of his chance" – via LA Times.
  5. ^ "Leon Home Meet - Complete Results (Raw)".
  6. ^ "Chiles Capital City Track & Field Classic - Boys Complete Results (Raw)".
  7. ^ "FHSAA 3A Region 1 - Complete Results (Raw)".
  8. ^ "Javorius Allen College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  9. ^ Krieger, Diane. "Get to know star tailback Javorius 'Buck' Allen - USC News". USC News. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  10. ^ "Javorius Allen 2012 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  11. ^ "USC football: Javorius Allen will return for junior season". 14 January 2014 – via LA Times.
  12. ^ "Javorius Allen 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  13. ^ "USC Official Athletic Site - USCTrojans.com". www.usctrojans.com.
  14. ^ "Javorius Allen 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  15. ^ "2014 USC Trojans Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  16. ^ Klein, Gary (10 January 2015). "USC's Javorius Allen to enter 2015 NFL draft" – via LA Times.
  17. ^ "USC's Javorius 'Buck' Allen to apply for entry into 2015 NFL Draft". NFL.com.
  18. ^ Downing, Garrett (May 2, 2015). "Round 4: Baltimore Ravens Select RB Javorius Allen". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  19. ^ "2015 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  20. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos - September 13th, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  21. ^ "St. Louis Rams at Baltimore Ravens - November 22nd, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  22. ^ "NFLN: Ravens Javorius Allen Runs For 44 Yards". www.baltimoreravens.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  23. ^ "Javorius Allen". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  24. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns - November 30th, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  25. ^ "Baltimore Ravens roster: Javorius Allen".
  26. ^ a b "Chiefs vs. Ravens - Box Score - December 20, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  27. ^ "Ravens Javorius Allen beats defenders for 21 yards". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  28. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins - December 6th, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  29. ^ "Branch scoops up fumble, takes it 73 yards to the house". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  30. ^ "Ravens Javorius Allen runs up the middle for a 3-yard touchdown". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  31. ^ "Steelers vs. Ravens - Box Score - December 27, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  32. ^ "Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens - December 27th, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  33. ^ "Javorius Allen 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  34. ^ "2016 Baltimore Ravens Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  35. ^ "Javorius Allen 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  36. ^ "2017 Baltimore Ravens Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  37. ^ Hensley, Jamison. "Danny Woodhead of Baltimore Ravens out 6-8 weeks with hamstring injury". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  38. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  39. ^ "Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens - September 17th, 2017". Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  40. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders - October 8th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  41. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans - November 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  42. ^ "Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens - November 27th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  43. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers - December 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  44. ^ "Javorius Allen 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  45. ^ "Javorius Allen Powers in for 1-Yard Touchdown Run". Baltimore Ravens. September 13, 2018.
  46. ^ "Ravens add another TD to take 27-14 lead on Broncos". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2018-10-09.

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