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Encyclopedia > Jason Allen
Jason Allen
Miami DolphinsNo. 32
Cornerback/Safety
Date of Birth: June 5, 1983 (1983-06-05) (age 24)
Place of Birth: Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 213 lb (97 kg)
National Football League Debut
2006 for the Miami Dolphins
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
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Stats at NFL.com

Jason Jamar Allen (born July 5, 1983 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama) is an American football cornerback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dolphins 16th overall of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee. City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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High school career

Allen earned various honors while playing football at Muscle Shoals High School in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He was named an All-American from SuperPrep, PrepStar and Borderwars.com. He was twice a 5A All-State running back and was once selected as the Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year. As a senior, he ran for 1,740 yards and 21 touchdowns while adding 378 yards and three scores receiving. His performance earned him the honor of being the No. 1 player in Alabama by Birmingham News and Mobile Register. Muscle Shoals High School is the sole public secondary education institution in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Gatoradeis a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by the Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... The Birmingham News is a the daily newspaper for Birmingham, Alabama, and the largest newspaper in Alabama. ... The Mobile Register is a daily newspaper serving the southeast Alabama counties of Mobile and Baldwin, continuing its on-going mission to be a better newspaper everyday since its first incarnation in 1813, making it Alabamas oldest newspaper. ...


Allen also lettered in track and basketball at Muscle Shoals. He graduated early in January 2002. Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... This article is about the sport. ...


College career

Allen was a four-year letterman and three-year starter for the Tennessee Volunteers. He appeared in 43 games with 26 starting, including 12 starts at Safety (American football) and 14 at cornerback. Head coach Phillip Fulmer 15th year, 144–44 Home stadium Neyland Stadium Capacity 102,037- Largest crowd Sept16,2000 vs Florida 108,768 - Grass Conference SEC - East First year 1891 Athletic director Mike Hamilton Website UTSports. ... In American football and Canadian football, a safety refers to two positions in the traditional defensive backfield setup, the strong safety and the free safety. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


2002

By graduating in January, Allen was able to attend spring practices at the University of Tennessee. He went on to play in 13 games as a true freshman in 2002, finishing with five tackles.


2003

As a starting cornerback in 2003, Allen starter eight of the 13 games in which he appeared and amassed 57 tackles (43 solo), a forced fumble, two interceptions, 11 passes defensed and a blocked kick. His first career interception sealed a win against Marshall. His breakout came against the University of Alabama, when he had 12 tackles, a blocked field goal and two pass breakups including the game-sealing one on fourth-and-two in the fifth overtime. Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. ...


2004

Allen started the first game of the season at cornerback before moving to safety for the final 12 contests. He finished with 123 tackles which led the SEC while also becoming the first non-linebacker to lead the team in tackles since records began in 1970. His 88 solo stops were third in the entire nation among Division I-A schools. Along with his tackles, he totaled two sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, two interceptions and seven passes defensed during the year. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... This article relates to sports. ...


For his performance during the season, Allen was a third team Associated Press All-America selection, second team All-SEC Coaches and Associated Press selection, Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist. He also earned Walter Camp Division I-A Defensive Player of the Week honors on October 23. The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Jim Thorpe Award, named in memory of multi-sport legend Jim Thorpe, has been awarded to the top defensive back in college football since 1986. ... Walter Chauncey Camp (April 7, 1859 – March 14, 1925) was a sports writer and football coach known as the Father of American Football. Along with John Heisman, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Glenn Scobey Warner, and George Halas, Camp was one of the most significant people in the history of American football. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


2005

Allen suffered a season-ending dislocated hip in the fifth game of the season in 2005. Prior to the injury, he recorded 35 tackles (28 solo) with a 10-yard sack, three stops for losses, a forced fumble and deflected two passes.


Professional career

2006

Allen was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round (16th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was selected by then-head coach Nick Saban, who faced Allen while head coach at Louisiana State. Saban also unsuccessfully recruited Allen out of high school while at LSU. The 2006 National Football League Draft , the 71st in league history, took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. ... Nicholas Lou Saban (born October 31, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia) is an American college football coach and the current head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ...


While Allen was initially expected to sign quickly after owner Wayne Huizenga expressed displeasure at the prolonged negotiations with first-round pick Ronnie Brown the year before, talks with Allen came to a standstill in late July. The hangup was the length of the deal, with the Dolphins wanting six years and Allen wanting only five. Allen eventually agreed to a six-year contract on August 8, but the delay caused Allen's progression to slow. He was unable to win a starting job out of the gate and struggled during the preseason and early in the regular season. Harry Wayne Huizenga (born on December 29, 1937 in Evergreen Park, Illinois) Huizenga graduated from the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1955 and is an alumnus of Calvin College located in Grand Rapids, MI. He is the owner of the National Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... Ronnie BrownSuck balls fuc (born December 12, 1981 in Rome, Georgia) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Allen appeared in a reserve role in all 16 games for the Dolphins in 2006, primarily at safety. His first career interception and lone pick of the season came in an upset win over the previous undefeated Chicago Bears on November 5 when he intercepted a Rex Grossman pass and returned it seven yards. On the year, Allen recorded 20 tackles (15 solo), one interception and one pass defensed. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rex Grossman (born August 23, 1980) is a quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ...


2007

Despite primarily playing safety during his rookie season, Allen worked exclusively at cornerback during the team's April minicamps. After many injuries from the dolphins secondary, Allen was able to achieve a starting position against the Giants in London. He is currently a safety for the Miami Dolphins. Labeled as a bust by many within the media, Allen has become a highlight for the beleaguered 2007 Dolphins team. Most noteworthy were his two interceptions from Philadelphia's QB McNabb.


Trivia

  • Likes to watch ESPN and scout other players
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management from Tennessee.

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