Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (93) sacks LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) during the first quarter of the Alabama at LSU game (Photo Credit: Vasha Hunt/AL.com)
Newswire Reports (Saturday, January 16, 2016) – Stone Bridge Alumni and Alabama Crimson Tide Defensive End standout, Jonathan Allen, will remain at Alabama for his senior year.
Allen led the Crimson Tide with 12 sacks, tied for sixth in the NCAA overall, and a cornerstone pillar of a defensive line that crushes offenses. He also led the team in tackles for a loss with 14.5.
At 6’3″, 272 pounds, Allen showed off his athleticism in 2015, displaying his dynamic speed that provided an explosive first step off the snap along with a strength that allowed him to power his way through the interior of the trenches. Just like he did in high school!
In addition to newswire reports, Allen was selected as an U.S. Army All-American in 2013, along with his Bulldog teammate, Ryan Burns, a Stanford Cardinal quarterback who is now preparing to lead the team in 2016. Since 2013, Allen has bulked up from 234 to 272 and has gained additional quickness off the ball through the D-Line coaching efforts of Bo Davis. He was selected to the Associated Press (AP) First Team Defense in 2014 and 2015 and his huge accomplishments this year include winning the SEC Conference Championship, Cotton Bowl and the grand-daddy of them all, the National Championship.
I remember reading an article at one point and it said, “Ah, that Jonathan Allen, you’ve got to keep your eye on him. He’s special. If he keeps playing like he’s playing and keeps developing, he’ll be the best player from this part of the country.”
VivaLoudoun: We Live For Loudoun™