Brian Keith Allen is a professional American football player born on October 21, 1993. He is currently playing as a cornerback under the National Football League and with the Cleveland Browns. Allen stands 6 feet and 3 inches and approximately weighs 200 pounds or 91 kilograms. Before making it as a professional player, he played collegiate football while studying at Utah University. He played a total of 49 games during his four-year stint in the said University. In addition, he was also part of the state finals in both basketball and football during his time at La Marque High School.
Straight out from Utah University and collegiate football, Allen was recruited by the draft experts of the National Football League. He was then drafted during the fifth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers and by September 17, 2017, he began his first regular season. During this time, the Steelers won over the Minnesota Vikings over a 26-9 score. By October of 2018, he was signed as part of the active roster of the team. In mid-2019, Allen he waived an injury settlement. After being waived by the Steelers, Allen signed a future/reserve contract with the Seattle Seahawks. This happened on October 15, 2019. By August 10, 2020, this contract was waived.
After his stint under the Seattle Seahawks, Allen had the chance to work with the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and Cincinnati Bengals. This was before signing with the Cleveland Browns, his current team. Allen signed with the Buffalo Bills on August 28, 2020. There were some final cuts made which resulted in the waiving of his contract on September 5. By September 16, he signed with the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers and was released on October 27. His time with the Cincinnati Bengals, on the other hand, began on November 3, 2020, before signing into Cleveland Brown on March 29, 2021, under the team’s active roster.
Allen is the only son of 4 siblings of Nikki Jolly and Ronald Allen. He is currently married and has a daughter.
Career Statistics under the National Football League
- Tackles: 6
- Interceptions: 0
- Pass Deflections: 0
- Forced Fumbles: 0