Moves from fullback to the defensive line ? Attempting to come back from injuries this season.
2000: Suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during preseason practice ? Missed the entire season.
1999: Sat out the season under NCAA academic requirements.
Before UMass: Played for coach Steve Moge at Chicopee High School ? Rushed for 1,476 yards and 11 touchdowns during his senior year, while also making 84 tackles as a linebacker ? Had over 2,000 rushing yards during his high school career ? Served as team captain during his senior year ? Earned second team All-America honors from Parade magazine, while being selected an honorable mention All-American by USA Today ? Received the Bertelli Award as the MVP of Western Massachusetts ? Named first team All-New England, All-State and All-Western Massachusetts ? Also a member of the track and baseball teams at Chicopee ? Helped lead the track team to the 1998 Western Massachusetts Championship.
Personal: Full name is Allen Stephen Furman ? Born May 5, 1980, in Springfield, Mass. ? Son of Frank and Ann Furman ? Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.