At Stanford: Has started 17 straight games for the Cardinal at running back and will likely move into the school's all-time top-10 rushing list in 2001 ... Has been Stanford's most elusive runner the past two seasons ... He will once again share the running back chores with Kerry Carter and be counted on to provide Stanford with speed, quickness and a breakaway threat out of the backfield ... He has rushed for 1,218 yards in his career and needs just 375 to move into the school's top-10 career rushing list.
Coaches' Comments: "Brian is a very explosive runner with the power to make defenders miss. He has improved his pass catching abilities, which makes him more of an asset. He has big play potential every time he touches the ball. I look for Brian to provide our offense with a spark, an excitement and an intensity when he's in the game." - running backs coach Buzz Preston
The 2000 Season:Started all 11 games for the Cardinal ... Shared the running back duties with Kerry Carter ... Carried the ball 117 times for 460 yards while catching 10 passes for 105 yards ... Rushed for a season-high 95 yards on 10 carries vs. San Jose State in game #2 ... Against Notre Dame in game #5, he carried the ball eight times for 94 yards, including a career-best 71-yarder ... It was Stanford's longest run of the season ... A week later at Oregon State, he carried the ball a season-best 18 times for 65 yards while also catching a season-high three passes for 53 yards.
The 1999 Season: Was a reserve through the first six games of the year, but wound up starting the final six games, including the Rose Bowl ... Led the team with 604 yards rushing on 115 carries (5.3 ypc) ... Ranked eighth in the Pac-10 in rushing yards per game (54.9) ... He rushed for over 100 yards in back-to-back games (at USC, at Washington), becoming the first Cardinal back to accomplish that feat since both Anthony Bookman and Mike Mitchell did it in 1997 ... It was also the first time in 20 games that a Stanford back had gained over 100 yards in a game... Allen rushed for 101 yards on 18 carries at Washington after gaining 121 yards on 15 carries the week before at USC ... Those games were Allen's first two starts of the year ... He had turned in two outstanding efforts vs. San Jose State (6-67-1) and Oregon State (9-99-2) before being named the starter for the USC game ... A big play threat, Allen provided the Cardinal offense with some much needed spark in the rushing game ... He had a 39-yard touchdown run vs. San Jose State, TD runs from 20 and 37 yards out vs. Oregon State, a 68-yard run vs. USC, a 32-yard run at Washington and a 22-yard touchdown run vs. Cal ... He had just 16 carries through the first four games of the year.
The 1998 Season: Played in all 11 games, including four starts, as a true freshman ... A key player in the Cardinal's offensive backfield ... Brian finished the season with 154 yards rushing, five receptions for 19 yards and eight kickoff returns for 136 yards (17.0 avg.) ... He started game #7 at Arizona State, then the final three games of the year vs. USC, Washington State and Cal ... Had his best games of the year in back-to-back contests vs. USC (20 carries, 78 yards, three receptions) and Washington State (19 carries, 61 yards, one reception) ... Had a season-long 19-yard carry vs. USC. In Track: Competed on Stanford's nationally-ranked track team in 2001 ... Ran the 100 and 200 meters ... Season best of 10.87 in the 100.
In High School: A First-Team All-Baseline League player as both a running back and strong safety at Damien High School in Southern California ... Named to SuperPrep's All-Farwest Team and PrepStar's All-Western Region Team ... As a safety, he recorded 87 tackles and two interceptions as a senior ... He rushed for 950 yards and six TDs on just 70 carries as a wingback in his high school's wishbone offense ... Also named First-Team All-Inland Valley as a defensive back in '97 and All-Academic Baseline League ... Selected to participate in the California-Texas Shrine Game ... Named Damien HS Athlete of the Year following his senior season ... As a junior, he again started at both running back and strong safety, earning First-Team All-Baseline League and First-Team All-San Gabriel Valley honors at both positions ... Registered 65 tackles and two interceptions as well as rushing for 650 yards on 55 carries ... Ran track for four years in HS ... Best times were 10.7 in the 100m and 21.7 in the 200m ... Baseline League champion in the 100m and 200m as a senior ... Reached the CIF finals in the 100m and 200m as a junior ... Recorded a 40-yard dash time of 4.3 ... Named Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Member of the Mesa Program for academic achievement ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete.
Personal Information:Political science major with a minor in African and African-American Studies ... Parents are originally from Jamaica ... Brother, Damien, attends UCLA and sister, Monique, plays basketball at the University of Redlands.
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