12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Ricardo Allen,...Has been selected All-Big Ten Honorable Mention for the 2013 college football season as voted on by the Big Ten head football coaches. - Purdue football
12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): Ricardo Allen, Purdue, Defensive Back...Has been selected All-Big Ten Second Team for the 2013 college football season as voted on by a select media panel and honors teams. - Purdue football
09/07/2013 - Ricardo Allen's interception with 19 seconds remaining preserved Purdue's 20-14 win over Indiana State on Saturday afternoon. Indiana State (0-2) reached the Purdue 36-yard line in the final minute before Allen stepped in front of Mike Perish's pass and gave Darrell Hazell his first win as Purdue's coach. Akeem Hunt returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and ran for 82 yards on 22 carries for the Boilermakers (1-1).
Perish passed for 284 yards and two touchdowns for Indiana State, an FCS team that lost to Indiana 73-35 the previous week. Indiana State played without running back Shakir Bell, who ran for 113 yards in the opener before leaving with a bruised shoulder. The Sycamores ran for just 39 yards on 22 carries against Purdue. - AP Sports
08/14/2013 - TOP PURDUE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 3. CB Ricardo Allen (5-9, 186, 4.48)...Although he doesn't look like much with his pint-sized frame, Allen plays bigger than he looks with a feisty attitude that allows him to match up with superior-sized receivers. He found the field early in his Purdue career and enters his senior season with 36 starts, 19 passes defended and seven interceptions, four of which he has returned for touchdowns (school record). Allen has quick, coordinated footwork to drive fast and furious on plays with enough make-up speed to compensate for his aggressive play style. He is battled-tested and plays with supreme confidence, often attempting to get into the opponent's head with his gift for gab.
Allen has limited strength and can be easily out-muscled by receivers, but loves to throw his body around and displays a good amount of toughness and physicality on tackle attempts for a player with his smallish body type, getting low and never holding back. He will bite on pumps and fakes and needs to improve his overall discipline and body positioning so he doesn't get turned around, especially on post and corner routes. Allen always believes a ball in the air belongs to him and displays reliable ballskills with a knack for making something happen after the interception, averaging 29.3 yards per INT return. Allen doesn't have elite size, strength or speed, but his fearless, feisty attitude will earn him a spot on a NFL roster, probably best-suited as an inside nickel corner. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
08/14/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: DB Ricardo Allen. Should be the vocal leader of the defense. Playing since his freshman season, Allen's feisty attitude and strong desire should lead to a solid senior season. Has four interception returns for touchdowns in his first three seasons. Is versatile enough to move around, which Purdue's coaches did with him last season. - The Sports Xchange
07/15/2013 - 2013 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCH LIST: Ricardo Allen, Purdue, DB...Allen owns the Purdue career record with four interceptions returned for touchdowns. A three-year starter for the Boilermakers, Allen has recorded 200 career tackles, including 161 solo stops, with 10.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. He has picked off seven career passes and broken up 11 others. He is a three-time second team All-Big Ten selection. - Purdue football
07/15/2013 - 2013 JIM THORPE AWARD WATCH LIST: CB Ricardo Allen, Purdue...Allen, a cornerback from Daytona Beach, Fla., owns the Purdue career record with four interceptions returned for touchdowns. A three-year starter for the Boilermakers, Allen has recorded 200 career tackles, including 161 solo stops, with 10.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. He has picked off seven career passes and broken up 11 others. He is a three-time second team All-Big Ten selection. - Purdue football