2011 (Senior): Played in all 11 games, making two starts to end the regular season ... Finished with 33 total tackles including 14 solo stops and 3.5 tackles for loss ... Recovered a fumble at Chattanooga ... Selected as WCU's defensive player of the week after tallying a season-high tying seven tackles and forcing a fumble against nationally-ranked Appalachian State ... Credited with two pass break-ups to go along with seven tackles against Coastal Carolina ... Named to the 2011 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2010 (Junior): Started in 10 games making two starts at the hybrid linebacker position ... Finished with 22 total tackles including 10 solo stops and 1.5 tackles for loss ... Credited with three pass break-ups ... Recorded a career-best six tackles including three solo stops in the season finale against Elon ... His 1.5 TFL against the Phoenix were a career-high ... Named to the 2010 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2009 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 11 games with one start ... Made his first career start against Chattanooga ... Finished with six total tackles as a reserve drop linebacker including one tackle for loss coming against nationally-ranked Elon ... Twice tallied then single-game career-highs of two tackles against both Gardner-Webb and Wofford ... At mid-season, took reps with the Catamount running backs after injuries sidelined the starting backs ... Named to the 2009 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference Team.
2008 (Freshman:) Did not see game action ... Recorded seven tackles, including one for a loss and one sack during the annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western: Was a three-time All-CAP 7 Conference selection ... Also garnered a trio of Academic All-Conference accolades ... Offensively as a running back, rushed for over 500 career yards in three seasons with seven touchdowns ... On the defensive side of the ball, accounted for 185 career tackles, including 125 solo stops and 10 career interceptions ... As a sophomore, was a part of the Wakefield HS squad which went 14-1, winning the CAP-7 conference and advancing to the North Carolina State finals ... Also was a prep swimmer, finishing as a regional finalist in the 100-meter breaststroke ... On the track, finished in the top 8 in the boy's 100-meter dash in the CAP-7 conference.
Personal: Is the son of Tony and Bonnie Allen ... His brother, Matt Allen, played wide receiver at Southern Conference member, Elon.