(Entering 2012) Tied for the all-time record at Purdue with three interceptions returned for touchdowns.
Allen, a four-year starter at cornerback from Daytona Beach, Fla., finished his collegiate career second in school history with 13 interceptions, including a career-high six in 2013. He owns the school record for most career interceptions returned for touchdowns with four and his 203 solo tackles ranks 17th all-time at Purdue. In 50 career games played, Allen racked up 253 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, three fumbles forced, a field goal block and 15 PBUs.
Appeared in all 13 games, making 11 starts ... second team (coaches), honorable mention (media) All-Big Ten ... fifth on the team with 46 tackles, including 43 solo stops and 4.0 for loss ... had a sack, one interception, four passes broken up and a fumble forced ... recorded one solo tackle, a PBU and a 25-yard punt return against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 1 ... had four solo stops at No. 22 Notre Dame on Sept. 8 ... finished with three solo stops against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 15 ... posted a season-high eight solo stops and returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown against Marshall on Sept. 29 ... recorded one solo tackle against Michigan on Oct. 6 ... had three tackles, all solo stops, against Wisconsin on Oct. 13 ... finished with seven tackles, six solo, forced a fumble and recorded second career sack against Penn State on Nov. 3 ... had six tackles, four solo, with two PBUs at Illinois on Nov. 17 ... tallied six solo tackles, including one for loss, against Indiana on Nov. 24 ... recorded two solo tackles and a PBU in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Oklahoma State on Jan. 1, 2013.
Started all 13 games ... second team (coaches), honorable mention (media) All-Big Ten ... fourth on the team with 81 tackles, including 62 solo stops and 3.0 for losses ... had a team-high three interceptions, including one for a touchdown against Minnesota on Oct. 8 ... finished with three tackles and blocked a field goal attempt on the final play of the game against Middle Tennessee in the season opener on Sept. 3 ... recorded six tackles, including five solo, and had a PBU at Rice on Sept. 10 ... tallied his first interception of the season on Southeast Missouri's first play from scrimmage on Sept. 17 ... finished with 10 tackles, eight solo, with 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble against Notre Dame on Oct. 1 ... returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown against Minnesota on Oct. 8 ... finished with two tackles and a PBU at Penn State on Oct. 15 ... tallied eight solo stops, 10 tackles in all, with his third interception of the season against No. 23 Illinois on Oct. 22 ... finished with seven tackles at Michigan on Oct. 29 ... had six tackles, all solo stops, at Wisconsin on Nov. 5 ... had five tackles, all solo, in overtime time win against Ohio State on Nov. 12 ... finished career highs in both total tackles, 11, and solo tackles, 9, against Iowa on Nov. 19 ... had eight tackles, including one for loss, at Indiana on Nov. 26 ... recorded eight tackles, six solo, and a PBU in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Western Michigan on Dec. 27.
Started all 12 games as a true freshman ... second team Freshman All-America by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... second team All-Big Ten (media) and honorable mention all-conference (coaches) ... tied for third on the team with 83 total tackles, including 56 solo stops and 3.5 for loss with 1.0 sack ... intercepted a team-high three passes, returning a pair of the them for touchdowns - vs. Michigan (94 yards) and at No. 11 Michigan State (35 yards) ... led the Big Ten Conference in interception return yardage (129) ... had five tackles, including four solo, in collegiate debut at Notre Dame on Sept. 4 ... had three stops, including 1.5 for losses, with first career sack against Western Illinois on Sept. 11 ... picked off first collegiate pass in the end zone to thwart a potential touchdown pass against Ball State on Sept. 18 ... posted a career-high nine tackles, seven solo, with a TFL against Toledo on Sept. 25 ... had eight tackles, seven solo, at No. 7 Ohio State on Oct. 23 ... finished with eight tackles, seven solo, and a 94-yard interception return for a touchdown against Michigan on Nov. 13 ... had nine tackles, all solo, and returned an interception for a touchdown at No. 11 Michigan on Nov. 20 ... wrapped up the season with eight tackles against rival Indiana on Nov. 27.
Three-star and No. 12 recruit in Florida by Scout ... three-star prospect and No. 48 cornerback nationally by ESPN ... three-star prospect, No. 29 cornerback, No. 57 player in Florida and No. 4 most-physical cornerback nationally by Rivals.com ... listed No. 9 on Orlando Sentinel top 100 prospects in Central Florida and No. 88 among top 100 prospects in the entire state ... first team Daytona Beach News Journal All-Area as senior ... sunstatefootball.com first-team ... first team all-state and first team all-county selection ... had 64 tackles and two interceptions ... team captain ... team advanced to second round of Class 6A state playoffs his senior season ... coach was John Maronto ... prep teammates with fellow Boilermaker O.J. Ross ... also participated in soccer and track and field.
Given name is Ricardo Jamal Allen ... born Dec. 18, 1991 ... plans to major in general health sciences ... enjoys training, studying film and lifting weights.