A non-scholarship player who is steadily moving up the depth chart.... enters the spring as one of the top four or five corners on the roster... joined the Tech program in the fall of 2012 as a preferred walk-on... a good student who has made the Dean's List.
2013 (redshirt freshman): Saw action in three games -- vs. Elon, Syracuse and Alabama A&M... recorded two solo tackles and broke up a pass in the win over Alabama A&M (Nov. 23).
2012 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Roswell HS... was part of a regional championship team in 2009... played in the 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... his father played football at Western Carolina (1978-81)... brother, Josh, played football at Vanderbilt (2003-08) and his other brother, Jordan, played at Jacksonville State (2006-11)... enjoys learning new languages... can speak Portugese... won the National Spanish Exam Gold Award in high school... intends to major in industrial engineering.