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Greg Allen

Position Safety
Height 5'11''
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Houston, Texas
High School Alief Taylor HS

Career Honors: 2015: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall).
 
Career Summary: Played in 32 games… Five starts… Three interceptions… Totaled 33 interception return yards… Collected 36 tackles… Made 2.0 tackles for loss… Notched one sack… Broke up four passes… Hurried the quarterback once.  
 
2016 (Sr.): Saw action in seven contests… Totaled five tackles and returned an interception 20 yards… Collected a season-high three tackles at Baylor… Rhode Island: Made one tackle to begin his senior season in KU’s win over the Rams… Ohio: Saw action, but did not record any statistics… at Memphis: Did not see any game action… at Texas Tech: Saw action, but did not record any statistics… TCU: Tallied the third interception of his career and returned it 20 yards, while also assisting on a tackle… at Baylor: Wrapped up a season-high three tackles against the Bears… Oklahoma State: Saw action on defense and special teams, but did not record any statistics… at Oklahoma: Saw action, but did not record any statistics… at West Virginia: Did not see any game action… Iowa State: Did not see any game action… Texas: Did not see any game action… at K-State: Did not see any game action.
 
2015 (Jr.): Started two games, against South Dakota State and Memphis, while seeing action in five games overall… Missed four games due to injury… Posted 12 tackles on the year, including a career-high six stops against South Dakota State and West Virginia… Also intercepted a team-best two passes, one at Rutgers, the other at Iowa State… South Dakota State: Started the fourth game of his career and turned in a career-high six tackles… Memphis: Started at nickel, but did not record any statistics… at Rutgers: Snagged the first interception of his career… at Iowa State: Grabbed the second interception of his career… Baylor: Did not play… Texas Tech: Did not play… at Oklahoma State: Did not play due to injury… Oklahoma: Did not play due to injury… at Texas: Did not play due to injury… at TCU: Did not play due to injury… West Virginia: Returned from injury to tie his career-high after making six tackles… K-State: Did not play.
 
2014 (So.): Started three games in 2014, while playing in all 12 contests… Ended the season with 17 tackles and two tackles-for-loss… Earned his first-career start against Central Michigan… Contributed a career-high five tackles and one tackle-for-loss at Texas Tech… Southeast Missouri State: Recorded two tackles… at Duke: Set a then-career high with three tackles… Texas: Tallied one pass breakup… at Baylor: Made one solo tackle… Iowa State: Recorded one quarterback hurry… TCU: Made three tackles, including his first career sack… at Oklahoma: Posted two tackles… at K-State: Came away with one tackle.
 
2013 (RFr.): Played in eight games… South Dakota: Saw his first-career action in the season-opener vs. the Coyotes… Texas Tech: Recorded his first-career tackle… Baylor: Had one tackle.
 
2012 (Fr.): Redshirted his first year at Kansas.
 
High School: Recorded 58 total tackles, 13 pass breakups and one interception during senior season at Alief Taylor HS… A first team all-district honoree in both 2010 and 2011, earning District 18-5A Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2011… Earned honorable mention all-district honors in 2009… Ranked as one of the top 25 defensive backs in Texas by Dave Campbell… Named to 2011 Pre-Season All-Greater Houston High School Football Team by Touchdown Club of Houston… A three-year letterwinner in football… Also competed in track and field at Alief Taylor, earning team MVP honors as a junior… Coached by J.D. Jordan at Alief Taylor.
 
Personal: Son of Camella Allen… Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but moved to Houston following Hurricane Katrina… His cousin, Shawn Allen, plays football at Grambling… Selected Kansas over Utah, Ole Miss and Memphis… Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.