Austin Johnson recognized by Fred Mitchell Award
Allen becomes the seventh SIU player to earn an MVFC weekly honor
Junior ILB led the team in tackles last year with 95.
Allen, Hadfield earn honorable mention honors
Kory Faulkner passed for 239 yards and four TDs.
Transitioned from OLB to ILB before the season...Started all 12 games at ILB...Honorable mention Academic All-MVFC linebacker...Led the team and ranked ninth in the MVFC with 95 tackles (45 solo, 50 assist)...Recorded six tackles for loss, one sack, and five quarterback hurries...Forced a fumble at North Dakota State...Recorded double-digit tackles in five games...Had a career-best 12 tackles against Northern Iowa...Also broke up three passes...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in all 12 games at outside linebacker...Recorded his first career half-sack in the season opener at Illinois...Had a solo sack of Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo...Recorded 32 tackles, 19 solo and 13 assisted...Posted 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks...Had a career-best five tackles in a win at South Dakota State...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.....Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
A 2012 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Super 30 recruit in Illinois/Missouri metro area...8A All-State linebacker...First-Team All-Conference selection...Posted 107 tackles, five interceptions and 700 rushing yards as a senior...Named to the All-City team by the Belleville News-Democrat...Team defensive MVP and Scholar-Athlete Character award honoree.
Son of Tammy and Chris Allen...Born Aug. 29, 1993...Majoring in management.