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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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