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Jared Allen

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 218 | College: Florida Atlantic
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Tough field general with a competitive nature … Will usually step up in the pocket to take the hit rather than throw the ball into a crowd … Has adequate arm strength and is more effective in a short to intermediate passing game … Shows a quick setup and balance to drive away from center to get to his set point … Throws with an over-the-top motion and holds the ball numbers-high when sitting in the pocket … When he is forced to throw on the move, his release varies and he loses accuracy and touch … His passes seem to lose air when throwing long up the middle, but he has enough zip on his outside tosses in the medium range … Not really flustered by the pass rush, but will take off too early when he feels the pocket about to collapse, mostly due to his inability to sense pressure coming from the backside … Good leader with command of the huddle … Does a nice job of anticipating when his receivers will come open and does can find his secondary targets going through progression … Has good body thickness, but has only smooth muscle tone and short arms and small hands for his position, but shows good quickness in his release and delivery … He will not force his throws, showing good awareness, compensating for a lack of a powerful arm with touch and accuracy in the short area … His problem comes when he tries to throw it down field, as his lack of arm strength limits his velocity … Is a good practice player who studies film and even sits in on the coaches' meetings … Well-versed, having started 45 games in the Owls' pro-style offense … His timed speed is not seen on the football field, as he feels pressure late and lacks the slide agility to find the rush lane when his targets are covered … Defenses know Jared is not a threat to run with the ball and he loses his accuracy when throwing on the move … Developing talent who can make a roster due to his field smarts.

Injury Report

1998-Suffered a right thumb fracture in fall camp prior to his junior high school season … Later, he suffered a left hand fracture in a November contest.

2001-Suffered a concussion vs. Eastern Illinois (11/10).

2002-Bothered early in the season with acromioclavicular (AC joint) sprains in both shoulders.


Political Science major … Son of Lyndon and Sharon Allen … Father was an offensive line-man at the University of Central Oklahoma … Brother, Josh, played football at Murray State, Butler Junior College and Southwest Oklahoma … His oldest brother, Jason, played quarterback at the University of Arkansas … .Born 8/26/81 in Edmond, Oklahoma.

High School

Attended Sante Fe (Edmond, Okla.) High School, playing foootball for coach Brian Kelly …

Completed 171 of 282 passes (61%) for 1973 yards and 18 touchdowns … As a junior, he connected on 145 of 232 attempts (63%) for 1502 yards and nine touchdowns … named a 1999 Blue Chip (pre-season) athlete … Earned first-team All-Edmond Area, All-Metro Conference, All-District 6A-1, All-City (Oklahoma City) and Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State honors … Named to the Jim Thorpe All-Star Game and was selected MVP … Two-sport athlete (football and basketball).

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