An athletic player who began his career as a running back before moving to linebacker in 2013... has potential to make the two-deep this season... has only been playing football for five years... versatile enough to play a number of positions.
2014 (redshirt sophomore): Saw action vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13), at Tulane (Sept. 6), and vs. Wofford (Aug. 30).
2013 (redshirt freshman): Played in two games -- vs. Alabama A&M and Ole Miss... recorded two tackles, both of them solo tackles, vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23, 2013).
2012 (true freshman): Redshirted... played on the scout team.
High School: Hilliard Middle-Senior HS.. played for head coach Paul Whittenburg... versatile player on both sides of the ball... averaged 6.0 tackles per game and rushed for 812 yards and seven TDs as a senior... averaged 7.06 yards per carry... named Hilliard's football most valuable player in 2012 and was MVP of the basketball team in 2011... earned honor roll mention every year from sixth to 12th grade... presented the MLK Emerging Leader Award... didn't play high school football until his junior year.
Personal: Full name is Marcus Davion Allen... son of David Christopher Allen and Traci Ross... born Sept. 7, 1993 in Jacksonville, Fla... one of six siblings - Michael, Sheena, Israel, Chris, Brandon and Cyrena... cousins with NFL players Champ Bailey and Boss Bailey... made the Dean's List in the fall of 2012... majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering.