Penn States charismatic Marcus Allen was an elite run-stopping safety that was adept at executing blitzes and seeking out opposing ball carriers for the Nittany Lions. He started 46 games over the past four seasons and his 321 career tackles make him the fifth-leading tackler in the program’s illustrious history.
Former Penn State safety and NFL Draft prospect Marcus Allen stops by The Shadow League.
A native of Maryland who counted legendary Washington Redskins safety, the late Sean Taylor among his gridiron role models, Allen was an All-Big Ten honoree over the last three seasons.
Like Taylor, Allen is a heat-seeking missile that cherishes bone-crushing contact on the football field, forcing five fumbles in his career.
Projected as situational safety/linebacker hybrid initially that could later develop as an NFL starter, Allen stopped by The Shadow League’s Madison Avenue offices to give us some insight into where he’s come from, his time at Penn State and where he’s heading in the days and years ahead.