Matt Allen Athlete Profile

#10 Matt Allen

Matt Allen
Position: Wide Receiver Height: 6-0 Weight: 177 Roster Years: 2003-2007 Hometown: Peoria, AZ Last School: Cactus High School

Personal

Parents are David and Rebecca Allen ... served a Church mission to Apia, Samoa ... an Eagle Scout ... cousin, Todd Heap, plays tight end for the Baltimore Ravens ... married in 2004 to Shannon Richter ... recruited by San Diego State, UNLV and Arizona State.

Before BYU

A three-year letterwinner at Cactus High School ... recorded 53 receptions for 1,011 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore ... earned first-team all-state and all-region honors as a sophomore ... missed the first eight games of the season as a junior after having wrist surgery prior to the season ... as a senior, credited with 57 receptions for 992 yards ... produced 22 total touchdowns ... earned All-Arizona honorable mention honors ... named first-team all-region ... helped lead the Cobras to a 34-4 record in three seasons at Cactus High School ... a four-year letterwinner in track and a three-year letterman in basketball ... won the state high jump title as a sophomore and again as a senior ... cleared a personal-best 6-10 in the high jump ... finished second in the state meet as a junior.

Stats

YEAR GMS REC YDS TD LONG AVG./R AVG./G
Receiving
2004 6 1 26 0 26 26.0 4.3
2005 12 21 272 2 28 13.0 22.7
2006 13 27 420 3 38 15.6 32.3

TOTAL

31

49

718

5

38

14.6

23.1

CAREER BESTS
Rec:   6 (at Boston College; Sept. 16, 2006)
Yds: 108 (at Boston College; Sept. 16, 2006)
TD:    1 (Five times)
LNG:  38 (vs. Tulsa; Sept 9, 2006) 



2003 | Redshirt Year

Named Prep Offensive Player of the week agaisnt SDSU.

2004 | Freshman Year

Earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman ... saw action in six games throughout the season ... credited with one reception for 26 yards in the Cougars' 49-16 win against San Diego State ... had one kick return for 25 yards against UNLV ... credited with six tackles on special teams ... also participated in spring drills.

2005 | Sophomore Year

Earned letterman honors ... named Academic All-MWC ... saw action in all 12 games of the season ... credited with 21 receptions, 272 receiving yards and two touchdowns on the season ... averaged 13 yards per reception ... one solo tackle and one assisted tackle on the season ... longest reception was a 28-yard touchdown against Utah ... had three receptions for 39 yards against Utah had a season-high 48 receiving yards against Eastern Illinois ... caught the game-winning touchdown against New Mexico, a 23-yarder with 1:40 left in the fourth ... had two receptions for 40 yards against the Lobos.

2006 | Junior Year

Earned Academic All-MWC honors ... saw action in all 13 games ... was fourth on the team and second amoung outside receivers with 27 receptions ... credited with 420 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns ... averaged 15.6 yards per reception ... posted career highs in receptions (6) and receiving yards (108) against Boston College ... caught four passes for 58 yards including a long of 38 yards against Tulsa ... caught two passes for 42 yards including a 26-yard reception in a victory over No. 15 TCU ... picked up four catches for 47 yards and a touchdown against New Mexico ... had one reception for 34 yards in Las Vegas Bowl victory over Oregon.

2007 | Senior Year

A finalist for the prestigious Wuerffel Trophy, honoring the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.