A non-scholarship player who is steadily moving up the depth chart ... Joined the Tech program in the fall of 2012 as a preferred walk-on... Agood student who has made the Dean's List.
2014 (Redshirt Sophomore): Did not play.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in three games - vs. Elon, Syracuse and Alabama A&M ... Recorded two solo tackles and broke up pass in win over Alabama A&M (Nov. 23).
2012 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play ... Member of scout team. High School: Roswell HS ... Was part of regional championship team in 2009 ... Played in 2011 All-Stars Chamber Bowl.
Personal: Full name is Zachariah Colin Allen ... Born May 6, 1994, in Dayton, Ohio ... Son of Kenneth and Ina Allen ... Has two brothers - Josh and Jordan ... Father played football at Western Carolina (1978-81) ... Brother, Josh, played football at Vanderbilt (2003-08) and other brother, Jordan, played at Jacksonville State (2006-11) ... Enjoys learning new languages ... Can speak Portugese ... Won National Spanish Exam Gold Award in high school ... Intends to major in industrial engineering.