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James Allen Athlete Profile

#5 James Allen

James Allen
Position: Cornerback Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 Roster Years: 2001-2002 Hometown: Inglewood, CA Last School: LA Southwest Junior College


A native of Inglewood, Calif. ... parents are Norma Smith and James Allen.

Before BYU

Listed as a Student Sports Magazine "Player to Watch" ... will have three years of eligibility remaining ... a three-year letterwinner in high school ... named defensive MVP as a senior ... lettered twice in track, competing in the 200- and 400-meters ... he also led his 400-meter relay team to a league championship and was named MVP as a senior ... recruited by Oregon, USC, New Mexico and Iowa State

2001 | Sophomore Year

Slowed by a nagging ankle injury throughout the season ... saw action in 7 games during the season ... earned letterman honors ... credited with 5 tackles on the season, including 2 solo stops against UNLV ... had 6 kick returns for 121 yards on the season, including long of 28 yards against Hawaii.

2002 | Junior Year

Saw limited time during spring drills due to injury ... will compete for playing time at cornerback during fall camp.