|City/State:||Little Rock, Ark.|
—He played in all 12 games with starts in 11, the first three at split guard and the last eight at tight tackle as the offensive line was retooled a third of the way through the season. He played the third most snaps (786) of all the offensive linemen, grading out second-best at 79.1 percent for the season. He had 10 knockdown and three touchdown blocks, while allowed three quarterback sacks and 12 pressures in being called for only two penalties. His top single game grade was 87.5 at Texas Tech, and played another 12 snaps on the FG/PAT unit. He won the team’s Tyronee "Tiger" Bussey Award, as selected by the coaches, for perseverance over adversity, injury and/or illness.
AT COLORADO: 2003 (Sr.)
2002 (Jr.)—He entered the fall listed No. 1 at the tight guard position, but was sidetracked after breaking a bone in his foot during summer conditioning. He missed the first three games of the season because of it, and the foot was also sore at times over the bulk of the year. He would see action in 10 games, including the Alamo Bowl, mostly on the field goal/PAT unit, but did get into five regular season games on offense in playing 52 snaps from scrimmage (and saw scrimmage action in the bowl as well). He graded out to 78.8 percent in that brief action, with three knockdown and two downfield blocks. He was one of 15 players to earn spring Victory Club honors, as he was injury-free for all of spring and met the in-season standards required as well.
2001 (Soph.)—He saw action in all 13 games including the Fiesta Bowl on the field goal/PAT unit (67 snaps), and played six games on offense, mainly as the backup tight-side tackle, but has played guard as well. In 41 snaps from scrimmage, he had four dominant blocks and graded out to 1.402 in line coach Steve Marshall’s system. He missed spring practice while undergoing rehabilitation following shoulder surgery after the 2000 season, but was full-go by August camp.
2000 (Fr.-RS)—He started the first six games of the year at the tight guard position, but a shoulder injury he suffered in practice and the reinjured in the Texas game limited his action to a couple of spot appearances the rest of the way. He was in for 285 snaps from scrimmage, grading out for the year to 1.340. His best grade was in a win at Texas A&M (1.445), and he had 10 domination blocks on the year to go with two touchdown blocks and three downfield blocks. He had plenty of reps in the spring, as the expected starter at the spot, Tom Ashworth, was out due to an injury.
1999 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced the entire fall at both tackle and guard.
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned first-team all-state, all-conference (5A central) and all-metro (Arkansas Democratic-Gazette) honors, and was generally considered one of the top prospects in the state of Arkansas prior to the season. SuperPrep selected him to its all-Southwest team, ranking him the No. 9 player in Arkansas and the second offensive lineman. He was a first-team all-conference performer as a junior, and the Gazette selected him on its "Super Soph" team as a sophomore. He allowed only two sacks his junior and senior seasons, and helped block for a 500-yard tailback for a team that had its struggles on offense. He was a three-year starter on the offensive line, playing either tackle or guard depending on the opponent. He saw some spot action on defense throughout his career: he had 16 tackles, four for losses with a quarterback sack, five hurries and two forced fumbles as a senior at nose tackle. He played some defensive tackle as a junior (15 tackles, three for losses and one sack, three hurries, one forced fumble) and as a sophomore (three tackles, one for loss). His top games as a senior came against Mountain Home, when he graded to over 90 percent and did not allow a sack in Catholic's first homecoming win in 14 years (28-6). In a 34-20 loss to Little Rock Fair, when his tailback gained 190 yards including several on a center reverse which he pulled on. Catholic was 2-8 his junior and senior years and 5-5 when he was a sophomore under coach Roy Davis. He also lettered in basketball as a center as a freshman and played baseball (freshman and junior varsity).
ACADEMICS—He graduated with a degree in communication in December 2003; he was also active as a member of SAAC, CU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In high school, he was a class representative as a freshman, sophomore and junior, and participated in Boys State, an American Legion sponsored event where government leaders talk with aspiring politicians. He owned a solid B average, and was the student body president as a senior.
PERSONAL—Born July 15, 1981 in Little Rock, Ark. Hobbies include hunting, video games, cooking and watching movies. Grandfather (Ed Allis) was an accomplished amateur golfer who won many national tournaments. Full name is Edward Karl Allis IV.