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Keenan Allen, WR

School: California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 206 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
4762
2012 Season
Has played in 23 games with 19 starts, totaling 135 receptions, 1,751 receiving yards and 11 touchdown catches, with an average of 13.0 yards per catch ... ranks second among Cal's active players behind Marvin Jones in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches ... on the receiving end of a 90-yard touchdown pass from Zach Maynard at Washington (Sept. 24, 2011) that is the longest pass play in school history ... has at least one reception in each of his 23 collegiate games and at least two in each of his past 19 contests ... a versatile player who has a career total of 2,380 all-purpose yards, second among all active Cal players and only four behind the team's active leader Marvin Jones (2,384) ... in addition to his receiving totals has posted 25 rushes for 183 yards (7.3 ypr) and a touchdown on the ground, with a long of 45 yards against UC Davis as a freshman in 2010, six punt returns for 40 yards and 18 kick returns for 406 yards ... has scored 72 career points on 11 touchdown catches and one rushing TD to rank tied third among active Cal players in points ... also has completed both of the career passes he has attempted for 44 yards and a touchdown, giving him an astronomical career passer efficiency rating of 449.80 ... has 24 career catches of 20 or more yards ... has six career 100-yard receiving games to rank tied for sixth on Cal's all-time list ... has led or co-lead all Cal receivers in receiving yards and receptions both 15 times each over his first 22 collegiate contests ... has six tackles.
2011 Season
An All-American candidate ... first-team All-Pac-12 selection for the first time in his career in a vote of the conference's coaches ... third-team Midseason All-American and first-team Midseason All-Pac-12 according to Phil Steele ... one of 10 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists for the honor given annually to the nation's top receiver ... also a candidate for the Paul Warfield Award also given annually to the country's top receiver, as well as the Paul Hornung Award bestowed upon the nation's most versatile player ... has career and team-high totals of 89 receptions, 1,261 receiving yards and six touchdown catches, with the reception and receiving yard totals both ranking second on Cal's all-time single season lists behind school record holders Dameane Douglas (100 receptions in 1998) and Geoff McArthur (1,504 receiving yards in 2003) ... one touchdown catch away from entering the single-season top 10 ... on pace to finish the season with 96 receptions and 1,366 receiving yards ... ranks second in the Pac-12 and tied for 11th nationally with his per-game average in receptions (7.42), while he is third in the conference and 12th nationally in receiving yards per game (105.08) ... led the nation in receiving yards per game for two weeks after contests against USC and Utah ... has added a 14.2 yards per reception average that is the also the team's highest among receivers that have an average of at least one catch per game ... has five 100-yard receiving games to rank tied for third in the Pac-12 ... had a huge game at Washington, posting 10 catches and a career-high 197 receiving yards (fifth-most all-time in a single game at Cal and the seventh-most in a 2011 contest by a Pac-12 receiver) to lead all receivers in the game and earn Wide Receiver Performer of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards for the first time in his career ... took a short pass from quarterback and brother Zach Maynard in the first quarter at Washington and turned it into a 90-yard TD reception that is now the longest pass play in Cal history, while adding two rushes for 20 yards to finish with a career-high 217 all-purpose yards ... came back two games later with a career-high 13 receptions for 160 receiving yards vs. USC ... the only Pac-12 player to have three games of 160 or more receiving yards in 2011 ... also had 100-yard receiving games in the first two contests of the season vs. Fresno State (8-112) and at Colorado (6-104-TD) when he had a key 32-yard reception on first down and 30 yards to go in overtime and then two plays later caught a game-winning three-yard touchdown pass from Maynard ... added a 27-yard completion to Maynard as well as a one-yard rush at Colorado ... has had at least five catches and 61 yards receiving in 11 of 12 games with the only exception a three-catch, 29-yard game against Oregon State ... contributed eight receptions twice vs. Washington State (85 yards) and Utah (78 yards, TD), seven catches at UCLA (83 yards), six catches at Stanford (97 yards, TD) and against Presbyterian (85 yards, TD), and five catches (61 yards) at Arizona State ... all of his receiving stats at Stanford came in the first quarter ... had one receiving touchdown in four consecutive games at Colorado, vs. Presbyterian, at Washington and at Oregon ... has added seven rushes for 47 yards and four punt returns for 32 yards to total a team-high 1,340 all-purpose yards that also makes for a per-game average of 111.67 that is 11th in the Pac-12 and 77th nationally ... had a career-high 20 punt return yards and a long punt return of 12 yards on a career-high-tying two punt returns vs. Washington State ... has also contributed three tackles ... a second-team preseason All-Pac-12 choice of Phil Steele ... listed as having his "Stock Rising" on a Fantasy Flash sidebar in Cal's team section of Athlon's season preview magazine.
2010 Season
Racked up the honors in a record-setting rookie season, highlighted by a fourth-team Freshman All-American selection from Phil Steele and an honorable mention nod from College Football News ... was also a second-team All-Pac-10 selection as an all-purpose player according to Scout and a fourth-team All-Pac-10 choice of Steele at wide receiver ... posted one of the top seasons by a true freshman wide receiver in school history, setting a Cal single-season school record for receptions with 46 for 490 yards, surpassing current Philadelphia Eagles player DeSean Jackson's previous record of 38 ... both his receptions and receiving yards were second on the team behind Marvin Jones ... added a team-high five-touchdown grabs, including one in each of the club's first two games vs. UC Davis and Colorado, and then one each in three consecutive contests vs. UCLA, at USC and against Arizona State ... played in 11 games with nine starts ... also led the team with a kick return average of 22.6 yards on a team-high 18 returns to rank ninth in the Pac-10 and 85th nationally ... added 18 rushes for 136 yards (third on the team) and a touchdown on the ground, and even threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jones on his only passing attempt ... ranked second on the club behind Shane Vereen with 1,040 all-purpose yards (136 rush, 490 receiving, 8 punt return, 406 kick return) and third on the squad in scoring with 36 points ... ranked among the Pac-10's top 15 in per-game averages for receptions (No. 13, 3.83), receiving yards (No. 15, 40.83) and all-purpose yards (No. 15, 86.87) ... posted his biggest all-purpose game of the season against Stanford, going for a season high 188 all-purpose yards with a season-high-tying eight catches for 51 yards, two rushes for 17 yards and five kick returns for a career-high 120 yards, while also hitting Jones with the TD pass ... began his record-setting rookie season by making one of the most memorable debuts in Cal football history in the season opener against UC Davis when he caught four passes for a season-high 120 yards, including a season-long 48-yard touchdown reception, while totaling 176 all-purpose yards by adding 38 yards rushing and a touchdown on three carries, as well as one kick return for 18 yards ... his 120 receiving yards (surpassed later in the season by Jones' 161 at Nevada) were the most by any Cal receiver since LaReylle Cunningham had 138 at Maryland on Sept. 13, 2008 ... recorded a season-high-tying eight catches for 68 yards and a career-high six kick returns that he brought back for 106 yards at Oregon State for a total of 174 all-purpose yards ... had 151 all-purpose yards against Washington with career highs of seven rushes and 60 yards rushing, including a career-long 45-yarder, four catches for 46 yards, two kick returns for 37 yards, and his lone two punt returns of the season for eight yards ... totaled five triple-digit all-purpose yard games, adding another with 140 against Arizona State (team-high six catches, 40 yards; two kick returns, 106 yards) that included a career-long 61-yard kick return that was the longest by a Cal player in 2010 as he earned Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career ... garnered several preseason honors prior to the start of his Cal career, including being named the nation top freshman defensive back by Lindy's ... also listed by Lindy's as the nation's No. 3 overall Pac-10 recruit as well as the No. 5 freshman nationally ... Athlon and Phil Steele both had him as Cal's top freshman, with Athlon also picking him as the No. 2 incoming freshman in the nation listed as an "athlete", while ranking him No. 8 in the Pac-10 among all players and No. 26 nationally ... Steele also had him as the No. 3 freshman defensive back in the country.
High School
A five-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout ... named to the Parade All-American squad ... ranked No. 5 in the country on the Rivals250 list, while checking in as both the nation's top safety and best overall player from North Carolina ... the country's No. 5 "athlete" and No. 33 player overall according to ESPN ... listed as the nation's No. 70 player overall by Sporting News ... played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl, returning one punt for 33 yards as well as one kickoff also for 33 yards ... listed as the No. 8 player overall by MaxPreps, which also showered him with first-team All-American honors ... had a huge season statistically as a senior with 145 tackles and eight interceptions on defense to go along with an astounding 53 offensive touchdowns to help his school win its first 3A Mid-State Conference championship and finish with a 12-2 overall record ... picked off nine passes to go along with 15 pass breakups, 64 tackles and three forced fumbles to earn All-State honors defensively as a junior, while adding 42 receptions for 880 yards and 14 touchdown catches, as well as 644 rushing yards and 12 TDs on the ground on only 39 carries on the offensive side of the ball ... transferred to Northern Guilford High School for his final two seasons after playing his first two prep campaigns at Grimsley High School, where he played for two seasons with his brother and current Cal quarterback Zach Maynard ... called "the type of athlete who should make a major impact as a true freshman" by Tom Lemming, while ESPN says "this guy is a really good football player."
Personal
Full name is Keenan Alexander Allen ... born April 27, 1992 ... parents are stepfather Scott Lang and mother Doris Maynard ... brother of Cal quarterback Zach Maynard, who transferred from Buffalo to Cal and is in his first season as the Bears' starter in 2011 ... prep teammate of Chris fellow Golden Bears Maurice Harris and cousin Chris McCain ... major is undeclared.
 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 26. WR Keenan Allen, California (6-2, 206, 3JR)...A talented all-around pass catcher, Allen has the size, speed and strong hands to be a productive target at the next level. His knee needs to check out medically. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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