Keenan Allen   #13 WR

Height: 6-2   Weight: 211   Age: 26

Born: 4/27/1992 Greensboro , NC

College: California

Experience: 6th season

High School: Grimsley HS [Greensboro, NC]; Northern Guilford HS [Greensboro, NC]









Draft 2013

Pick No.76

Selected By: San Diego Chargers

Round: 3

Pick (Overall): 14 (76)

Pick Analysis: Allen intercepted 17 passes over the last two years of an All-American high school career, but the 79 touchdowns (53 as a senior) he scored on offense during those years convinced Cal coaches to utilize him on that side of the ball when he arrived in Berkeley. He repaid those coaches for their confidence in his ability as a playmaker, starting nine games and becoming the team's second-leading receiver in his first season on campus. Allen racked up 120 of his season-total 490 yards in the opener against UC-Davis and eventually set a school record for freshmen with 46 receptions (beating Philadelphia Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson's 38). He also returned 18 kickoffs for a 22.6-yard average.

Other teams' coaches also showed they were impressed with Allen's game by naming him first-team all-conference in 2011. He ranked in the top ten nationally in receptions (98) and receiving yards (1,343) including a strong 13-catch, 160-yard effort against USC. Allen scored six times on the year to increase his career touchdown total to 11. Injuries and poor quarterback play marred Allen's 2012 season. He missed 2012 spring practices after having surgery on his ankle from an off-season basketball injury, and missed the final three games with a knee issue. Even though Cal struggled to get the ball into his hands (61 catches, 737 yards, 6 TDs), when Allen was on the field in 2012, he was as big, fast, and imposing a target as ever, and he was awarded as an Honorable Mention Pac-12 selection.


Video Playlist

  1. 2013 Draft profile: Wide Receiver Keenan Allen, California

    Published: April 17, 2013 at 07:06 p.m.

    A look at the college highlights of California wide receiver Keenan Allen.

  2. First Draft: Keenan Allen

    Published: Feb. 27, 2013 at 07:04 p.m.

    Is Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen first-round talent? Check it out as the star prospect makes a convincing case for himself.

  3. NFL Fan Pass: Keenan Allen

    Published: Feb. 22, 2013 at 04:28 p.m.

    Keenan Allen answers fans' questions from the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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