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Russell Allen

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 230 | College: San Diego State
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2007 Season

Played and started all 12 contests for the second year in a row … Led the squad in tackles with 119 … Ranked first in the MWC in tackles per conference outing (10.6) and was 33rd nationally in overall games (9.9) … MWC all-conference honorable mention pick and also named to the 2007 Phil Steele's 2007 All-Mountain West Conference first team … . First team all-MWC by CollegeFootballNews.com … 2007 Butkus Award Watch List honoree … Starter at strongside linebacker, making seven tackles against Washington State … Strong all-around performance against Portland State, logging seven tackles and adding an interception, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup … Then career-high 15 tackles, including 11 solos, versus No. 24 Cincinnati, also tallying a stop behind the line of scrimmage and a pass breakup … Made eight tackles at CSU … Broke a 36-year-old school record with 22 stops, including his first career sack, vs. the Utah to earn MWC co-defensive player-of-the-week honors … His 22 tackles tied for third nationally in 2007 … Nine stops and a career-high 2 PBUs vs. New Mexico … Nine stops with 1.5 behind the line of scrimmage in the win over Wyoming … Eight tackles at UNLV and Air Force … Third game in double-figure tackles with 12 against TCU … Ended year with nine stops vs. BYU.

2006 Season

Starter at linebacker in all 12 games with the first four on the weakside and the last eight on the strongside … Ranked ninth in the MWC in tackles per game (7.3) and in the top 100 nationally … Two of his four tackles against UTEP were behind the line of scrimmage … Team-leading nine tackles at Wisconsin … Six stops versus Utah and seven at SJSU … Career best 14 tackles in win over Air Force … Second straight game with 10 or more stops, logging 10 tackles vs. Cal Poly, including one for a loss … First PBU of the season against Wyoming … Seven tackles, including one for a loss of two yards versus UNLV … Eight stops at TCU and versus Colorodod State … Three career contest with double-figure tackles.

2005 Season

An honorable mention freshman All-American by The Sporting News … Mountain West Conference all-academic selection … Played in all 12 games, starting seven times, including six straight at weakside linebacker … Eight tackles against New Mexico, Colorado State and Wyoming … First career interception at UNLV, before adding another in the fourth quarter at CSU … Career and team game-high 10 tackles in the win over BYU, earning Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors … Four tackles, including three solos, in a loss at Ohio State … First career start at Air Force, recording four tackles … First career action in the opener against UCLA.

High School

San Diego County defensive player of the year by the San Diego Union-Tribune, the North County Times as well as the CIF … Led Vista to consecutive Division I championship game appearances … Team-high 118 tackles as a senior … Also credited with four sacks, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles … Returned an INT for a TD … Second-team all-state selection by CalHi-Sports.com … Rivals.com listed him as the No. 33 outside linebacker prospect in the country … All-Far West selection by SuperPrep … One of two Vista High School players inking with SDSU in 2004 (Eric Miclot).


Born May 5, 1986, in Upland … Son of Jennifer and Dave Allen … Majoring in kinesiology.


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