NFL Draft

Steelers Select Utah CB Brian Allen In The Fifth Round Of The 2017 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Utah CB Brian Allen in the fifth-round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 173rd overall pick.

Allen, who measures in at 6031, 215-pounds, ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.43 seconds.

COMBINE 40-YD: 4.43 | 10-YD: 1.51 | 20-YD: 2.56 | BP: 15 | VJ: 34 1/2 | BJ: 09’09” | SS: 4.34 | 3C: 6.64


UTAH: Onetime receiver developed into a starting cornerback … played in 42 games in his career (32 at cornerback) with 12 starts.
2016–Played in 13 games with nine starts … four interceptions tied for fifth in the Pac-12 and was second on the team … 10 total passes defended included six pass breakups … 35 tackles (4.5 TFL, 1.0 sack) … two interceptions and two pass breakups against UCLA … … also had interceptions against California and Arizona … season-high five tackles (1.0 TFL) against Arizona State … four tackles against Southern Utah and San Jose State … two pass breakups against USC.
2015–Played in all 13 games with three starts (Arizona, UCLA, Colorado) … 26 total tackles and four passes defended (3 pass breakups and an interception) … season-high six tackles against Colorado … made first career interception at Arizona … three tackles against Washington … three tackles and a pass breakup in the Las Vegas Bowl against BYU … forced a fumble on a kickoff and had two tackles against Fresno State … two tackles and a pass breakup against Oregon State.
2014–Played in first six games, mainly on special teams, before a season-ending injury … had a tackle against Fresno State … saw time at cornerback vs. Washington State … honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic.
2013–Played in 10 games, mostly on special teams … lined up at wide receiver against Weber State (no stats) … lettered.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time first-team all-district 24-4A … first-team all-county in 2011 … 59 receptions for 942 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior year … La Marque High (Texas) football and basketball captain … lettered three years in both sports … La Marque High made the state finals in football and basketball in 2010 … won school’s Gene Sutton Fighting Spirit award … honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Son of Ronald Allen and Niki Jolly … three sisters … wife Paula and daughter A’mya … bachelor degrees in human development and family studies and economics … full name is Brian Keith Allen … born Oct. 21, 1993.

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