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Russell Allen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oceanside, Calif.

High School:
Vista High

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
05/05/1986

Experience:
3L

Russell Allen

SDSU's top tackler in 2007, who has seen extensive playing time at both weakside and strongside linebacker ... Has made 31 career starts ... A physical player with excellent speed ... SDSU scholar-athlete ... Only non-senior team captain in 2007... Third in SDSU single-season history in tackles by a junior and tied for eighth in solo stops (71).

2007: 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: 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 the 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 Colorado State ... Three career contest with double-figure tackles.

2005: 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 on the weakside ... 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 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 against UCLA.

High School: San Diego County defensive player of the year by the San Diego Union-Tribune, the North County Times and 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 ... Teammate of Aztec tight end Eric Miclot at Vista.

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

Year

G

UA-AT-TT

TFL-Yds.

Sacks

Int.

PBU

FF

FR

2005

12

32-29-61

1.0-3

0.0-0

2.0-0

3

0

0

2006

12

48-40-88

6.0-11

0.0-0

0.0-0

1

0

0

2007

12

71-48-119

5.5-18

1.0-6

1.0-0

6

0

1

Totals

36

151-117-268

12.5-32

1.0-6

3.0-0

9

0

1

Career Highs: Tackles: 22 at Utah (10/13/07); TFL: 2 vs. UTEP (8/31/06); Sacks: 1 at Utah (10/13/07); INTs: 1 vs. PSU (9/22/07), at UNLV (10/8/05), at CSU (11/12/05); PBU: 2 vs. UNM (10/20/07); FR: 1, vs. PSU (9/22/07).

Allen game-by-game

		G	     UA-AT-TT	TFL-Yds.	Sacks	Int.	PBU	FF	FR
UCLA (9/3/05)	1		1-2-3	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
at AFA (9/10/05)	1		1-3-4	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
at OSU (9/17/05)	1		3-1-4	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
SJSU (9/24/05)	1		2-0-2	0-0	0-0	0	1	0	0
BYU (10/1/05)	1		6-4-10	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
at UNLV (10/8/05)	1		2-2-4	0-0	0-0	1-0	0	0	0
at Utah (10/15/05)	1		0-2-2	0-0	0-0	0	1	0	0
UNM (10/22/05)	1		5-3-8	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
TCU (10/29/05)	1		2-2-4	0-0	0-0	0	1	0	0
at CSU (11/12/05)	1		4-4-8	0-0	0-0	1-0	0	0	0
WYO (11/19/05)	1		4-4-8	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
at UH (12/3/05)	1		2-2-4	1-3	0-0	0	0	0	0
UTEP (8/31/06)	1		4-0-4	2.0-2	0-0	0	0	0	0
at WIS (9/16/06) 	1		3-6-9	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
UTAH (9/23/06) 	1		3-3-6	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
at SJSU (9/30/06)	1		2-5-7	1.0-3	0-0	0	0	0	0
at BYU (10/7/06) 	1		1-4-5	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
AFA (10/21/06)	1		6-8-14	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
CP (10/28/06)	1		10-0-10	1.0-3	0-0	0	0	0	0
at Wyo (11/4/06)	1		2-4-6	0-0	0-0	0	1	0	0
UNLV (11/11/06)	1		5-2-7	1.0-2	0-0	0	0	0	0
at TCU (11/18/06	1		7-1-8	1.0-1	0-0	0	0	0	0
at UNM (11/25/06)	1		0-4-4	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
CSU (12/2/06)	1		5-3-8	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
at WSU (9/8/07)	1		4-3-7	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
at ASU (9/15/07)	1		3-2-5	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0
PSU (9/22/07)	1		4-3-7	0-0	0-0	1-0	1	0	1
CIN (9/29/07)	1		11-4-15	1.0-1	0-0	0-0	1	0	0
at CSU (10/6/07)	1		6-2-8	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0	0
at Utah (10/13/07)	1		10-12-22	1.5-8	1.0-6	0-0	0	0	0
UNM (10/20/07)	1		4-5-9	0.5-3	0-0	0-0	2	0	0
WYO (11/3/07)	1		7-2-9	1.5-4	0-0	0-0	1	0	0
at UNLV (11/10/07)	1		5-3-8	1.0-2	0-0	0-0	0	0	0
at AFA (11/17/07)	1		5-3-8	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0	0
TCU (11/24/07)	1		8-4-12	0-0	0-0	0-0	1	0	0
BYU (12/1/07)	1		4-5-9	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0	0


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