MOBILE, Ala. – Arkansas senior quarterback Brandon Allen has accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl, it was announced on Friday afternoon.
Allen finished the season with 3,440 passing yards and 30 touchdowns. He became just the third player in Arkansas history to throw for 3,000 yards in a season, thanks to a program-best three 400-yard games. He also completed 66 percent of his passes and led the SEC in both touchdown passes against conference opponents (21) and passer rating (166.48).
A finalist for the Manning Award, Allen was at his best during Arkansas’ 5-1 record over the second half of the regular season. He set a program record with six touchdown passes against Ole Miss on Nov. 7, before breaking it two weeks later with seven touchdown passes against Mississippi State, which was the most by an FBS quarterback in a game this season and equaled an SEC record.
For his career, Allen totaled 7,463 passing yards and finished as the school’s career leader in touchdown passes (64).
The Fayetteville, Arkansas native will be the fourth quarterback in program history to play in the Senior Bowl. Also joining Allen are senior running back Jonathan Williams and senior offensive lineman Sebastian Tretola. Williams and Tretola accepted invitations in November.
The 67th Reese’s Senior Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 30 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on the NFL Network.