Antonio Allen (born September 23, 1988) is an American football free safety for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.
1 Early years,
2 College career,
3 Professional career
3.1 2012 NFL Draft,
3.2 New York Jets,
5 External links,
Allen attended Trinity Catholic High School in Ocala, Florida. Allen earned first-team all-state honors after his senior season at Trinity Catholic.
High school / college
Antonio Allen, Safety
Trinity Catholic High School
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
177 lb (80 kg)
Jan 17, 2007
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: -- (S) Rivals: 42 (Safety), 80 (FL)
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.,
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.,
"South Carolina Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012. ,
"2008 South Carolina Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2012. ,
"Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2012. ,
"2008 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012. ,
Allen the University of South Carolina from 2008 to 2011. He played linebacker his first two years before switching to safety. He finished his career with 198 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four interceptions and two touchdowns.
2012 NFL Draft:
6 ft 2 in
9 ft 10 in
10 and 20 yard splits taken from Pro Day. All other values from NFL Combine.
Allen was considered one of the top safety prospects heading into the 2012 NFL Draft.
New York Jets:
The New York Jets drafted Allen using their seventh round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft. Allen came to an agreement with the team on a four-year contract that included a $45,896 signing bonus. Allen was waived on September 1, 2012. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad a day later. Allen was promoted to the active roster on October 12, 2012 after the team placed Darrelle Revis on injured reserve. On November 6, 2012, he was waived after the team re-signed Jason Hill. He was signed to the practice squad two days later after clearing waivers. Allen was promoted to the active roster on December 6, 2012.
Allen entered the 2013 preseason competing with newly signed Jaiquawn Jarrett for the starting free safety job.