|ALLEN'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Jason Jamar Allen
Born: July 5, 1983
Coach at Muscle Shoals High School: Cody Keene
TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Named 2005 Playboy Preseason All-America ... For 2002 Florida Citrus Bowl, was first player to graduate from high school in time to join Vols at bowl site and participate in workouts ... Graduated December 2004 with sport management degree.
2004 All-SEC Coaches and Associated Press (2nd)
Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist
Walter Camp Division I-A Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 23, 2004)
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 44/26
2005 - Games/Started: 5/5 ... Posted a game-high 14 tackles in the Vols' season-opener vs. UAB ... Stellar day vs. the Blazers included one TFL and 13 solo stops ... Was rarely tested during the game at Florida and logged just three tackles, including an impressive sack for a 10-yard loss to kill UF's first drive of the game ... Totaled eight tackles in the overtime win at LSU ... Tallied seven tackles and one TFL vs. Mississippi ... Suffered a season-ending hip injury while tackling Georgia tight end Leonard Pope in the second quarter of the Vols' loss to the Bulldogs Oct. 8.
2004 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Led SEC in tackles with 123 ... First non-linebacker to lead Vols in tackles since records began in 1970 ... Third in I-A with 88 solo stops ... Seven double-digit tackle games, including highs of 15 vs. Alabama and South Carolina ... Teamed with Parys Haralson as second set of junior captains in as many years ... Only returning starter in secondary ... Moved to safety and named first-team All-SEC by coaches ... Associated Press selected him third-team All-America and second-team All-SEC ... Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist ... Two interceptions and 7 passes defensed after shifting from cornerback position ... SEC's top tackler, averaging 9.5 per game ... Switched to safety before Florida game ... Walter Camp I-A Defensive Player of the Week for efforts vs. Alabama.
2003 - Games/Starts: 13/8 ... Second on team with 11 PBUs ... First career interception sealed win over Marshall ... Added interception in win at Florida ... First start vs. Georgia ... Breakout game at Alabama with numerous big plays, including game-saving PBU in fifth OT ... Had 12 tackles against Tide while tallying two PBUs and first career blocked field goal ... Deflected Bama pass on fourth-and-2 in fifth OT, sealing win ... Defensive stalwart at Miami, leading team with 11 tackles and one forced fumble.
2002 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... One of three recruits to enroll early and see action during spring practice.
HIGH SCHOOL - Graduated from high school and enrolled at UT in January 2002 ... All-America from SuperPrep, PrepStar and Borderwars.com ... Twice 5A All-State running back ... Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year ... No. 1 player in Alabama by Birmingham News and Mobile Register ... Class 5A Back of the Year by Alabama Sports Writers ... As senior, ran for 1,740 yards and 21 TDs ... Added 378 yards and three scores receiving.