AT COLORADO: This Season
(Jr.)-He was expected to make a run at becoming a regular
in the defensive front rotation, as he has shed 30 pounds from his frame from
his playing weight as a sophomore (310) and displayed much more speed than he
had in the past. He participated on a
very limited basis in the spring as he underwent postseason surgery to mend a
chronic shoulder issue (last Nov. 29) but he is 100 percent for fall camp.
saw action in seven games (no starts), and dressed for five others. In 54 plays from scrimmage, he recorded seven
tackles (four solo), with a tackle for zero gain. He saw the bulk of his action at Arizona
State, where he matched his career-high of five tackles (two solo) in 17 snaps
at defensive tackle. He was back at 100
percent after missing the 2010 season due to a knee injury and subsequent
surgery and rehab; he did miss some of spring with a thigh strain but entered
the fall listed second at nose tackle.
he missed spring
practice after a knee injury he suffered in winter conditioning required
surgery and spent the balance of the season rehabilitating. He was a recipient of the Gold
Group Commitment Award, selected by the CU coaches, which recognizes excellence
with class in a variety of areas.
played in all 12 games (no starts), seeing action for 184 snaps from
scrimmage. He recorded 15 tackles, 11
solo, with one for zero gain, two third stops, a quarterback chasedown
(near-sack) and a fumble recovery (which was at Iowa State). He had a tackle here and there over the first
11 weeks of the season, his top game being two solo stops and a third down stop
at Kansas State,
but against Nebraska
in the finale, he had a career-high five tackles (four solo). He added almost 20 pounds to his frame
between signing with CU and then reporting to school as he played his freshman
season at 295 pounds.
HIGH SCHOOL-He earned mention on the All-Midlands Region team
from PrepStar and was ranked as the
No. 63 defensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com, the No. 7 defensive
tackle from Texas. He was listed as the No. 58 player overall on
the Dallas Morning News Top 100 list,
the fourth DT. ESPN ranked him as the
No. 105 defensive tackle in the nation (No. 20 from Texas).
Allen High School compiled a 38-4 record the
three seasons he lettered in football, including a 25-2 mark his final two
years when he was a starter at defensive tackle. His senior year, Allen was 15-1 and won the
5A Texas State Championship, earning a No. 5 national ranking under coach Tom
Westerberg. He earned honorable mention
All-State by the Associated Press Sports
Editors and second-team All-State by 5ATexasFootball.com. He was also named to the All-District 8-5A
squad. That season, he started all 16
games and compiled 80 tackles, including 47 solo, and had seven total tackles
for loss including four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He compiled eight tackles with a sack against
Plano in a 53-26 victory and had 14 tackles with
three for a loss against Stony Point in a
23-21 win in the state semifinals.
Against Plano East, he had 10 tackles with three for a loss and one sack
in a 37-14 victory and 12 tackles with two for a loss against South
Grand Prairie in a 27-14 win.
His junior year, Allen compiled a 10-1 mark after a perfect 10-0 record
in the regular season and suffering a loss in the first round of the state
playoffs after winning the District 8-5A championship. He was named to the first-team All-District
8-5A team. He totaled 41 tackles as a
junior with a pair of sacks. His most
productive game was a 17 tackle performance against Berkner in a 56-49
win. Allen compiled a 13-2 mark his
sophomore season while winning the District 8-5A championship and advancing to
the semifinals of the state playoffs. He
also lettered in track & field (throws) and was a member of the power
lifting team, advancing to regional meet as a junior where he finished with
seventh with lifts of 1,345 lbs.
is majoring in International Affairs and Political Science at Colorado; in
conjunction with those majors, he is currently learning Arabic. As a sophomore, he earned second-team Pac-12
All-Academic Team honors (with a 3.47 grade point average). He was named honorable mention Academic
All-State by the Texas High School Coaches Association and earned status as a
Texas Scholar and had a perfect score on the associated test.
PERSONAL-He was born on January 26, 1991 in Dallas.
A younger brother He is a student leader in the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes and participates with the Allen High School football team in the Read
With The Eagles program, in which he and his teammates would go to local
elementary schools before games and read to the children. He enjoys working out and hanging out with
his friends. His favorite musician is
Ludacris and he is an accomplished cook, with his best dishes anything dealing
with chicken. (Last name is pronounced bonn-sue.)