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Austin Allen
Austin Allen

#8 Austin Allen

Quarterback | Senior | 6-1 | 209 | Fayetteville, Ark. | Fayetteville HS

Single Game Career Highs
Pass Attempts: 48 vs. Alabama (10/8/16)
Completions: 28 vs. Texas A&M (9/24/16)
Pass Yards: 400 vs. Alabama (10/8/16)
Pass TDs: 3 (5x), last vs. New Mexico State (9/30/17)
Long Pass: 73 vs. Texas State (9/17/16)
Completion %: 76.2% vs. Texas State (9/17/16)
Rushes: 12 vs. Alabama (10/8/16)
Rush Yards: 31 vs. TCU (9/9/17)
Rush TDs: 1 (3x), last vs. Virginia Tech (12/29/16)
Long Rush: 20 vs. TCU (9/9/17)

Senior (2017)
• Maxwell Award Watch List
• Davey O’Brien Award Watch List
• Manning Award Watch List
• Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List
• Senior Bowl Watch List
• Pro Football Focus All-SEC team
• Media All-SEC third team
• Coaches All-SEC third team
• Athlon Sports All-SEC third team
• Lindy’s Sports All-SEC third team
• Phil Steele All-SEC fourth team
• Street & Smith’s Best Passing QB in the SEC
• Lindy’s Sports No. 15 QB in the nation
• Lindy’s Sports Most Accurate Passer

Junior (2016)
• SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 12)
• Davey O’Brien “Great 8” QBs of the Week (Sept. 12)
• Manning Award Star of the Week (Sept. 12)
• Manning Award QB of the Week (Sept. 15)
• Manning Award Watch List
• Maxwell Award Watch List

Started all 13 games … Led the team to three top-15 wins in his first season as the starting signal-caller … Responsible for 27 touchdowns (25 passing, 2 rushing) … Passed for 3,430 yards to lead the SEC and ranked 20th in the FBS … Threw for 2,291 yards in SEC play to lead the conference … Tossed 25 touchdown passes to rank second in the SEC, 28th in the FBS and fifth in single-season school history … Completed 61.1 percent of his passes and boasted a 146.04 passer rating … Had a 200-plus passer rating in three outings … Threw 146 straight passes without an interception to rank second in school history … Tied for the FBS lead in passing touchdowns against ranked opponents with 15 … Averaged 263.8  passing yards per game and 286.4 in SEC games … Teamed with Rawleigh Williams III to become one of only two QB/RB duos in the Power 5 conferences to average at least 260 yards passing and 100 yards rushing per game … Orchestrated three fourth-quarter TD drives to either tie or take the lead … Went 13-of-15 for 144 yards and two TDs on those three fourth-quarter drives … Helped the offense surpass 400 yards of total offense in nine games, including three games of 500 or more yards … Threw a TD pass in 12 of 13 games … First Arkansas quarterback to throw multiple TD passes nine times in a single season since Tyler Wilson (2011) … Threw multiple TD passes in the first half five times … One of just four SEC quarterbacks since 2000 to toss multiple TD passes in each of the first seven games of a season … Led the SEC and ranked 11th in the FBS in 200-plus yard passing games with 11 … Led the SEC in yards per attempt with 8.3 and red-zone touchdown passes with 19 … Averaged 8.4 yards per attempt in SEC games … Threw for 300 or more yards four times – all in SEC games … Four 300-yard passing games ranked second in single-season school history and tied for second in the SEC … Four 300-yard passing games in SEC play also ranked second in single-season school history … Led the SEC in completions for a first down with 150 (20th in FBS), 10-plus yards with 145 (13th in FBS), 15-plus yards with 96 (7th in FBS) and 20-plus yards with 53 (18th in FBS) … Became one of just four quarterbacks in school history to throw at least one TD pass in each of the first seven games of a season … First Arkansas quarterback since Ryan Mallett (2010) to toss three TD passes in three straight games (Weeks 5-7) of a season … Fourth quarterback in school history to pass for 400 yards in a single game … Had six scoring tosses of 20 or more yards … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): Made his first career start … Completed 20 of 29 passes for 191 yards and two TDs … Connected with wide receiver Jared Cornelius from 13-yards out for the first TD of the season … Completed 19 of 25 passes, including eight straight, after the first drive of the game … Opened up the passing game with five passes for 43 yards and a TD during the game-winning drive … Capped the 13-play, 77-yard go-ahead and eventual game-winning TD drive by finding tight end Jeremy Sprinkle in the end zone from 4-yards out … Went 2 of 2 on fourth downs for 22 yards … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Completed 17 of 29 passes for 223 yards … Delivered three TD passes in the second half and first overtime before running in the game-winning TD in the second OT to complete his second game-winning drive in as many weeks … Was 12-of-19 for 178 yards in the second half/overtime … Was 4-of-4 for 58 yards and a TD on the 56-second game-tying drive in the fourth quarter … Threw a 16-yard TD pass to wide receiver Keon Hatcher and then caught the tying 2-point conversion from the receiver with 1:03 remaining … Later connected with tight end Jeremy Sprinkle from 19-yards out in the first overtime … His second-half QBR of 96 was the best second-half against TCU in 10 years … vs. Texas State (Sept. 17): Went 16-of-21 passing for 241 yards and two TDs … Completed the longest pass of the season from 73-yards out to Keon Hatcher … Both scoring tosses came in the first half … Became just the fourth QB to go 3-0 in his first three starts for Arkansas since it joined the SEC in 1992 … Went 6-for-6 passing for 188 yards and a TD through the first two drives … vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (Sept. 24): Connected on a career-best 28 completions in 42 attempts … Threw for a then career-high 371 yards, including 156 yards in the fourth quarter alone, and two TDs … The 371 yards are the 10th-most in an SEC game and 16th-most overall in program history … Completed 8 of 10 passes for 65 yards and a score in the first quarter … vs. Alcorn State (Oct. 1): Finished 13 of 18 for 2016 yards and three TDs through the air … Posted a career-best 223.36 passer rating … vs. No. 1 Alabama (Oct. 8): Threw for a career-high 400 yards, which is the ninth-most in school history … Became one of five quarterbacks since 2007 to throw for 400 or more yards against the Crimson Tide … vs. No. 12 Ole Miss (Oct. 15): Completed 19 of 32 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns against a defense that had allowed only two passing touchdowns … Put Arkansas on the board first with a 51-yard scoring strike to Dominique Reed in the first quarter … at Mississippi State (Nov. 19): Completed 72 percent of his passes (18 of 25) for 303 yards and two touchdowns to go along with Rawleigh Williams III’s 205 yards and four scores on the ground … vs. Missouri (Nov. 25): Closed out the regular season with his second straight and fourth overall 300-plus yard passing effort (348) … Finished 24 of 39 and threw one touchdown … vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech (Dec. 29): Completed 18 of 31 passes for 278 yards and two TDs … Also ran for one TD … Tied an Arkansas bowl record for TD passes … Recorded his ninth multi-TD pass game … Both TD passes came in the first half … Also went 13-of-16 passing for 215 yards in the first half … Completed passes of 19, 26, 19 and 20 yards and capped a nine-play 90-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run for the team’s first score of the game in the first quarter … Had a streak of 11 straight completions from the end of the first quarter through the second quarter.

Sophomore (2015)
Saw action in three games … Went 1-of-3 passing for 35 yards and one touchdown … vs. UT Martin (Oct. 31): Tossed the first touchdown of his career on a 35-yard completion to tight end Jeremy Sprinkle.

Redshirt Freshman (2014)
Saw action in five games … Went 8-of-16 passing for 153 yards and one rushing touchdown … vs. Nicholls (Sept. 6): Was 4-of-9 passing for 72 yards, including a game-long 24-yard toss and ran in a 5-yard score in the final frame … vs. No. 8 Ole Miss (Nov. 22): Replaced injured brother Brandon Allen in the third quarter, going 3-of-5 passing for 65 yards and a then career-long 33-yard pass in the shutout over the Rebels.

Freshman (2013)
Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School
Led Fayetteville High School to back-to-back 7A state championships and was named MVP of both championship games … Selected as Arkansas’ 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year following senior season … Rated the 17th-ranked pro-style quarterback in the country and No. 3 player in Arkansas by 247Sports, and No. 3 player in the state according to Rivals … Named all-state as a senior, completing  233-of-366 passes for 3,593 yards and 29 touchdowns, and added 200 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing to lead Fayetteville to a 10-3 mark and the state title … Selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following senior campaign, playing with fellow Arkansas signee Alex Collins, and started for the East Team … Completed 270 of 420 passes, a 64.3 percent completion rate, for 4,150 yards and 46 touchdowns against just 11 interceptions as a junior … Rushed for 300 yards and six touchdowns while leading the Bulldogs to a 12-2 record and the state crown … Coached by Daryl Patton … Chose Arkansas over Auburn, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Stanford, Oklahoma State, North Carolina, Arizona State, Illinois, Vanderbilt, Memphis, South Florida and others.

Born on Aug. 21, 1994 … Son of Bobby and Marcela Allen … His older brother, Brandon, was a quarterback for Arkansas and currently plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars … His father is the Razorbacks’ director of high school and NFL relations … Served as a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy in 2016 and 2017 … Pursuing a master’s degree in recreation and sport management … Earned his undergraduate degree in supply chain management in December 2016 … Three-time Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree (2014, 15, 16) after making the 2013-14 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2017 Game-By-Game

FLORIDA A&M1/1141973.713511263-1-0.307
vs. Texas A&M1/1122548.022921457-36-5.103
NEW MEXICO STATE1/1192673.12643138111.001
at South Carolina1/1122450.08411163-10-3.300
at Alabama-------------
at Ole Miss-------------
at LSU1/1132356.51400033300.008
MISSISSIPPI STATE1/1121866.71240024610.2011

2016 Game-By-Game

LOUISIANA TECH1/1202969.019122184-26-6.500
at TCU1/1172958.62233025320.715
TEXAS STATE1/1162176.224120734153.808
vs. Texas A&M1/1284266.737120445-6-1.204
ALCORN STATE1/1131872.22063035000.000
OLE MISS1/1193259.422931516-24-4.003
at Auburn1/1173056.718701194-4-1.0011
at Mississippi State1/1182572.03032034252.505
at Missouri1/1243961.534812667-32-4.6010
vs. Virginia Tech1/1183158.1278233611-13-1.2110

2015 Game-By-Game

at Tennessee
at Alabama
UT MARTIN1/011100.0351035000.000
at Ole Miss
at LSU
vs. Kansas State

2014 Game-By-Game

at Auburn
at Texas Tech
NORTHERN ILLINOIS1/011100.0160016000.000
vs. Texas A&M
at Mississippi State
OLE MISS1/03560.06500333-14-4.700
at Missouri
vs. Texas

Career Stats