On Allen: Seeing more time at nose tackle ... Is in the mix for the top seven players on the defensive line coming out of a strong spring football season ... Can play both inside and outside on the defensive line ... Large lineman and pass rusher who has good speed ... Redshirted in first year at UMass after coming as a junior college transfer ... Was a teammate with Josh Jennings at Dean College.
As a redshirt senior in 2008: Played in nine games, starting in one, and made 10 total tackles ... Had two assisted tackles against Hofstra (11/22) ... Had three tackles, one solo, at New Hampshire (11/15) ... Made one tackle against Maine (11/8) ... Had three tackles, two solo, at Rhode Island (11/1) ... Made one tackle against Albany (8/30).
As a redshirt junior in 2007: Saw action in seven games making six tackles as a back-up defensive lineman ... Two tackles against Fordham (11/24) in NCAA First Round ... Two stops at Hofstra (11/17) ... Solo tackle at Boston College (9/29) ... Made UMass debut with an assisted tackle against Towson (9/15).
As a junior in 2006: Took a redshirt season after transferring in from junior college.
At Dean College (2004-05): Played at Dean College in Franklin, Mass., for two seasons ... Graduated with an Associates Degree in Spring 2006 ... Two-year starter at defensive end ... Totaled 45 tackles, five sacks and forced two fumbles in nine games in 2004 ... Finished second on the team in tackles to fellow recruit Josh Jennings.
Before College: Spent one year of prep school at Bridgton Academy in Maine ... Named to the All-Region East Coast Prep Team after season at Bridgton ... Originally signed with University of Connecticut out of high school ... First-Team All-County as a senior at Crossland High School in Temple Hills, Md. ... Played both linebacker and tight end at Crossland as he served as team captain.
Personal: Shaun D. Allen ... Born April 25, 1985 in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Cheryl and Brian Allen ... Majoring in Sociology.
CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year GP/GS UT AT TT Sacks TFL Int PBU 2007 7/0 2 4 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2008 9/1 3 7 10 0-0 .5-1 0-0 0-0 Total 16/1 5 11 16 0-0 .5-1 0-0 0-0