About Allen: Earned varsity letter in each of the last two seasons ... played wide receiver in his first two seasons ... moved to cornerback during preseason practice in 2011.
2011: Played in first 10 games of season ... recorded one unassisted tackle ... made defensive debut in season opener at Northern Illinois ... recorded first tackle of the season versus the Green Wave ... credited with a primary stop.
2010: Appeared in nine games ... split time between special teams and and wide receiver ... made collegiate debut against Hawai'i ... made one special teams tackle during road victory at Duke.
2009: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Two-way standout at West Henderson High in Hendersonville, N.C. ... played for head coach Jeff Bailey ... split time between running back and cornerback positions ... served as team captain as a senior ... missed final campaign after he broke both feet ... two-time all-conference selection ... earned four additional varsity letters in track and field ... specialized in long jump, high jump, triple jump and sprint events.
Personal: Given name is Justin Lee Allen ... parents' names are Thomas and Robbie Allen ... father, Thomas, served in U.S. Army during Korean War ... lists basketball and reading among hobbies ... six foot high jumper in high school ... majoring in American Legal Studies.