Austin Allen (born August 21, 1994) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Arkansas Razorbacks and was their starting quarterback from 2016 to 2017. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

Austin Allen
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1994-08-21) August 21, 1994 (age 25)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Fayetteville (AR)
College:Arkansas
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Allen attended Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He had 3,593 passing yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior and 4,150 yards and 46 touchdowns as a junior. He committed to play college football at the University of Arkansas, the same school his brother, Brandon, was attending.[1]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his first year at Arkansas in 2013, Allen appeared in fives games in 2014 as a backup to his brother, Brandon. He completed eight of 16 passes for 153 yards with a rushing touchdown. He spent 2015 again as the backup to Brandon, appearing in three games and completing one of three passes with the one completion going for a touchdown. With his brother graduating, Allen took over as Arkansas' starting quarterback in 2016.[2][3][4] Allen finished his first starting year with the Razorbacks with a 7–5 record under Coach Bret Bielema. The Razorbacks went to the Belk Bowl on December 9, 2016 against Virginia Tech. Allen played well to start the game leading his team into halftime with a 24–0 lead, but they ended up losing by score of 35–24.

Professional careerEdit

Allen signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2018.[5] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[6]

In 2018, Allen signed with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season.[7] On November 27, he was selected by the Salt Lake Stallions in the third round during the inaugural AAF “Protect or Pick” Quarterback Draft.[8] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arkansas QB Austin Allen has A&M seeing double".
  2. ^ "Arkansas' Austin Allen ready for his dream job".
  3. ^ "Arkansas keeps it in the family, names Allen QB".
  4. ^ Voigt, Kurt. "Confident Austin Allen settling in as starting QB for Arkansas". Associated Press.
  5. ^ Smith, Scott (April 30, 2018). "Bucs Add 14 Undrafted Free Agents". Buccaneers.com. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Smith, Scott (September 1, 2018). "Robinson, Tandy Among Cuts as Bucs Get to 53". Buccaneers.com.
  7. ^ Munz, Jason. "Memphis Express could see a shakeup at QB before the season even starts". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  8. ^ Mann, Dinn. "Results: The Alliance of American Football Inaugural Quarterback Draft". AAF. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  9. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 12, 2019.

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