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Will Allen
S #20
Height:
6-1
Weight:
200
Age:
32
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio
Experience:
11

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
17
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 310 222 88 0.0 0 11 6 66 -- 27 0 4 6
2014 PIT 11 2 17 8 9 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 PIT 12 0 34 25 9 0.0 -- 1 1 27 27 27 0 1 1
2013 DAL 5 2 9 5 4 0.0 -- 3 1 13 13 13 0 0 --
2012 PIT 16 7 34 20 14 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 PIT 16 0 9 6 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 PIT 14 0 12 11 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2009 TB 8 2 20 16 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2008 TB 16 0 19 14 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2007 TB 15 0 19 17 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2006 TB 16 16 77 56 21 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2005 TB 13 8 48 34 14 0.0 0 1 3 26 8.7 26 0 0 1
2004 TB 16 0 12 10 2 0.0 -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CLE W 30-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @BAL L 6-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CAR W 37-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 TB L 24-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @JAC W 17-9 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @CLE L 10-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 HOU W 30-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 IND W 51-34 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 BAL W 43-23 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @NYJ L 13-20 5 1 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @TEN W 27-24 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Will Allen
Safety

PRO (153-35/5-0): Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen re-signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on March 12, 2014…signed with the Steelers on October 9, 2013…released by the Dallas Cowboys on October 8, 2013…signed with the Cowboys (UFA from Pittsburgh) on March 27, 2013…signed a three-year contract (UFA from Tampa Bay) with the Steelers on March 8, 2010...placed on the Buccaneers’ Reserve/Injured List on November 11, 2009, with a thumb injury and missed the remainder of the 2009 season…re-signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers on March 3, 2009…originally drafted by the Buccaneers in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Will Allen
Safety

PRO (153-35/5-0): Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen re-signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on March 12, 2014…signed with the Steelers on October 9, 2013…released by the Dallas Cowboys on October 8, 2013…signed with the Cowboys (UFA from Pittsburgh) on March 27, 2013…signed a three-year contract (UFA from Tampa Bay) with the Steelers on March 8, 2010...placed on the Buccaneers’ Reserve/Injured List on November 11, 2009, with a thumb injury and missed the remainder of the 2009 season…re-signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers on March 3, 2009…originally drafted by the Buccaneers in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.

2014 (6-0): Will Allen saw action on special teams in the first three games.

  • 9/21 at Carolina: Played in the 150th contest of this NFL career.
  • 10/5 at Jacksonville: Recorded two special teams tackles.

2013 (17-2)(Pit/Dal): Played in 17 games (five with Dallas and 12 with Pittsburgh)…made two starts in the secondary for the Cowboys…totaled 42 tackles, four pass breakups, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…registered 40 interception return yards, which are the most in a single-season in his career…added two special teams tackles.  

  • 9/8 vs. N.Y. Giants (with Dallas): Recorded an interception, the fifth of his career and first since 1/1/06 vs. New Orleans, when he played for Tampa Bay.
  • 10/27 at Oakland: Recorded one special teams tackle.
  • 11/17 vs. Detroit: Saw increased action in the secondary due to injured S Shamarko Thomas…intercepted QB Matthew Stafford with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and returned it 27 yards to the Detroit 34-yard line…marked the longest interception return in his career…marked his second interception of the season and sixth of his career…the ensuing drive resulted in a Steelers’ touchdown that gave Pittsburgh a 37-27 lead…forced a fumble on RB Reggie Bush that was recovered and returned to the Detroit 32-yard line…the ensuing drive resulted in a field goal to give Pittsburgh a 17-3 lead…marked his second career forced fumble on defense, the other coming on 10/11/12 at Tennessee…led the team with nine tackles.
  • 11/24 at Cleveland: Recovered a fumble that was forced by CB William Gay and returned it 49 yards to the Cleveland four-yard line…the Steelers scored on the next play to take a 20-3 lead…added one special teams tackle.
  • 11/28 at Baltimore: Led the defensive backs with six tackles.
  • 12/8 vs. Miami: Tied for the lead in tackles for defensive backs (5).

2012 (14-7): Saw action in the secondary and on special teams in each of the first 14 games…9/23 at Oakland: Left the game in the third quarter with a stinger and did not return…10/11 at Tennessee: Made his first career start as a Steeler in place of injured S Troy Polamalu…tied for second on the team with eight tackles…marked the most tackles in a regular-season game since he totaled 10 on 9/27/09 vs. N.Y. Giants…10/21 at Cincinnati: Tied S Ryan Clark (5) for the most tackles in the secondary…left the game in the third quarter with a right ankle injury and did not return…10/28 vs. Washington: Started at safety in place of the injured Polamalu…had a team-high four pass breakups…added two special teams tackles…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Started his fourth straight contest in place of the injured Polamalu…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Started his fifth consecutive contest in place of the injured Polamalu…was part of a secondary that held QB Matt Cassel to a passer rating of 46.0…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Started his sixth straight game in place of the injured Polamalu…was part of a secondary that held QB Joe Flacco to 164 passing yards…11/25 at Cleveland: Started his seventh straight game in place of the injured Polamalu…was part of a secondary that held the opponent to less than 170 net passing yards for the sixth straight game…12/2 at Baltimore: Saw action at safety and on special teams…tallied three tackles, filling in for Polamalu…12/9 vs. San Diego: Saw action on special teams, recording one tackle…12/16 at Dallas: Had one special teams tackle.

2011 (16-0/1-0): Saw action on special teams and in the secondary for 16 games in the regular season…finished the regular season with nine special teams tackles…saw action in only postseason game…9/18 vs. Seattle: Saw action on special teams in his 100th career game…10/2 at Houston: Recorded one special teams tackle…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Saw action on special teams in his 20th game as a Steeler…10/23 at Arizona: Registered one special teams tackle…10/30 vs. New England: Recorded two special teams tackles…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Saw action on special teams and on defense in his 110th career game…12/8 vs. Cleveland: Recorded one special teams tackle…12/24 vs. St. Louis: Registered season-high three special teams tackles…1/1 at Cleveland: Had one special teams tackle…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Saw action on special teams.     

2010 (14-0/2-0): Saw action on special teams and in the secondary for 14 games in the regular season…missed two games because of a concussion…finished the regular season with seven tackles…added 12 tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams…saw action on special teams in two postseason contests, but missed the AFC Championship due to a knee injury…had two special teams tackles in the postseason…9/12 vs. Atlanta: Made his Steelers debut in the secondary and on special teams…had one special teams tackle…9/19 at Tennessee: Had one special teams tackle…9/26 at Tampa Bay: Had four tackles and one special teams tackle…10/17 vs. Cleveland: Recorded one special teams tackle…11/8 at Cincinnati: Played in his 90th career game…had two special teams tackles…11/14 vs. New England: Inactive due to a concussion…11/21 vs. Oakland: Inactive due to a concussion…11/28 at Buffalo: Saw action on special teams…12/12 vs. Cincinnati: Registered one special teams tackle…12/19 vs. N.Y. Jets: Recorded two special teams tackles…12/23 vs. Carolina: Registered one tackle and two special teams tackles…recovered his first fumble of the season and third of his career on special teams…1/2 at Cleveland: Saw action on special teams and in the secondary…had two tackles and one special teams tackle…AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. Baltimore: Saw action on special teams for his third career postseason game (first two were for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)…had two special teams tackles…AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. N.Y. Jets: Was inactive due to a knee injury…Super Bowl XLV 2/6 vs. Green Bay: Saw action on special teams in his fourth career postseason contest.

2009 (8-2): Played in eight games with two starts before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List on November 11...9/20 at Buffalo: Had four stops and one special teams tackle...9/27 vs. N.Y. Giants: Made first start of season and led the secondary with a career-high 10 tackles…10/4 at Washington: Made second start of the season…recorded one tackle and one pass defensed.

2008 (16-0): Appeared in all 16 contests on the season...named a special teams captain...ranked second on the team with a career-high 21 special teams tackles...totaled 19 tackles on defense, including one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery...9/13 at New Orleans: Had one special teams stop in season opener...9/21 at Chicago: Had one special teams tackle...9/28 vs. Green Bay: Notched two tackles and two special teams tackles...10/5 at Denver: Posted one tackle and two special teams stops...10/12 vs. Carolina: Tallied one tackle and one special teams tackle...10/19 vs. Seattle: Tied for the team lead with three special teams tackles...11/2 at Kansas City: Posted three tackles and two special teams tackles...11/16 vs. Minnesota: Finished with three tackles, including one tackle for loss and one forced fumble on special teams...11/23 at Detroit: Tallied one tackle, one fumble recovery and two special teams tackles...11/30 vs. New Orleans: Led team with three special teams tackles...12/8 at Carolina: Posted two special teams tackles...12/28 vs. Oakland: Tallied three tackles and two special teams tackles.

2007 (15-0/1-0): Played in 15 games...was inactive against St. Louis (9/23)...also appeared in lone playoff contest...finished the season with 20 tackles...added 15 special teams stops and two fumble recoveries on special teams...9/9 at Seattle: Posted two tackles and one special teams tackle...10/7 at Indianapolis: Had one special teams tackle...10/14 vs. Tennessee: Posted two special teams tackles...10/21 at Detroit: Registered one special teams tackle...10/28 vs. Jacksonville: Had one special teams tackle...11/18 at Atlanta: Totaled three tackles and two special teams tackles...11/26 vs. Washington: Recovered one fumble on special teams...12/2 at New Orleans: Had two tackles and two special teams tackles...12/16 vs. Atlanta: Tied for the team lead with three special teams tackles...12/23 San Francisco: Posted two special teams tackles and saw significant action in the secondary...12/30 vs. Carolina: Tallied five tackles and one special teams fumble recovery...NFC Wild Card Game 1/6 vs. N.Y. Giants: Posted two tackles and one special teams stop in the NFC Wild Card game.

2006 (16-16): Started all 16 games...ranked sixth on the team with a career-high 77 tackles...finished season with one pass defensed and four special teams tackles...9/10 vs. Baltimore: Recorded six tackles in the season opener...9/17 at Atlanta: Had seven tackles and one special teams tackle...9/24 vs. Carolina: Had seven tackles, one pass defensed and one special teams tackle...10/8 at New Orleans: Totaled two tackles, including one tackle for loss and one special teams tackle...10/29 at N.Y. Giants: Had five tackles...11/23 at Dallas: Recorded eight tackles...12/17 at Chicago: Set a season-high with nine tackles and one special teams tackle...12/31 vs. Seattle: Recorded six tackles, including one tackle for loss.

2005 (13-8/1-0): Played in 13 games with eight starts...appeared in playoff contest vs. Washington...totaled 48 tackles, three interceptions, four passes defensed, two tackles for loss and one fumble recovery...ranked 10th on the team with a then career-high 48 tackles despite missing three contests because of injury...ranked third on the team with three interceptions...ranked eighth on the team with 14 special teams tackles...scored first career touchdown vs. Miami in Week 6, returning a QB Gus Frerotte fumble 33 yards for a score...recorded first career multi-interception game at Green Bay in Week 3...9/11 at Minnesota: Led team with a career-high four special teams tackles...saw significant action at free safety...9/18 vs. Buffalo: Totaled two tackles in first career start at free safety...had one special teams tackle...9/25 at Green Bay: Saw significant action at free safety because of injury to starter S Dexter Jackson...recorded first career multi-interception game, picking off QB Brett Favre twice in the fourth quarter...finished contest with four tackles, two passes defensed and two special teams tackles...10/2 vs. Detroit: Registered seven tackles starting at free safety...10/9 at N.Y. Jets: Started at strong safety because of injury to Jermaine Phillips... 10/16 vs. Miami: Made second consecutive start at strong safety...scored first career touchdown, returning a third quarter Frerotte fumble 33 yards for a touchdown...added four tackles and two special teams tackles...10/30 at San Francisco: Registered seven tackles starting at free safety...had two special teams tackles...11/6 vs. Carolina: Started at free safety...11/13 vs. Washington: Had three tackles before leaving the game in the second half because of a knee sprain...Inactive for the next three games...12/11 at Carolina: Returned to action, seeing significant time in the secondary and on special teams...had two tackles and one special teams tackle...1/1 vs. New Orleans: Posted third interception of the year starting at strong safety...finished regular season finale against the Saints with eight tackles, one pass defensed and one special teams tackle...NFC Wild Card Game 1/7 vs. Washington: Saw action at safety and on special teams in first career playoff game in the NFC Wild Card game...had one special teams tackle.

2004 (16-0): Played in all 16 games...totaled 13 tackles, one interception and two passes defensed on the season...ranked seventh on the team with eight special teams tackles...had one forced fumble on special teams...9/12 at Washington: Saw significant action on special teams in first NFL game...9/26 at Oakland: Had two tackles and one forced fumble on special teams...10/10 at New Orleans: Recorded one special teams tackle...10/18 at St. Louis: Had one special teams tackle...11/7 vs. Kansas City: Saw first career action at strong safety...had two special teams tackles against the Chiefs...12/5 vs. Atlanta: Posted one special teams tackle and one pass defensed...12/12 at San Diego: Saw significant action on defense because of injury to starter S John Howell...recorded first career interception against Chargers QB Drew Brees...12/19 vs. New Orleans: Totaled one special teams tackle...1/2 at Arizona: Matched his season high with two tackles playing safety.

COLLEGE Played in 50 career games with 14 starts at Ohio State...finished his tenure with 136 career tackles, two sacks, 6.5 tackles for losses for a total of 39 yards, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, nine pass deflections and five interceptions...All-American First-Team selection by The NFL Draft Report and the Football Writers Association in 2003...earned 2003 All-Big Ten Conference First-Team honors...majored in communications. 2003: Started all 13 games at strong safety as a senior, ranking second on the team with a career-high 83 tackles (42 solos)...totaled two interceptions, six passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his final campaign. 2002: Played in all 13 games, starting one game at nickel back in 2002...finished with 32 tackles (22 solos) and one sack...intercepted two passes and deflected two others... also recovered one fumble. 2001: Played in all 12 games, mostly on special teams in 2001...recorded 14 tackles (13 solos), one sack, one interception and one pass deflection. 2000: Played in all 12 games on special teams as a freshman...totaled seven solo tackles on the season.

PERSONAL: Attended Wayne High School (Huber Heights, Ohio)…earned Associated Press Division I All-Ohio, Super Prep All-Midwest and Rivals.com Top 100 honors...also played baseball and ran track…formulated the Will Allen Foundation in May 2008, which performed charitable work in Tampa and in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio...took part in three-day seminars at both the Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as part of the NFL’s Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program in February and March 2008...escorted cancer survivors during the SAKS Fifth Avenue “Key to the Cure” Fashion Show to benefit the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in October 2007...in the spring of 2006, developed “Quest for Real Life Success”...Quest is an after school program designed to prepare students for life after high school...in October 2005, teamed up with several teammates, the Home Depot and the United Way of Tampa Bay to landscape the front of Potter Elementary School in Tampa as part of the NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle in an effort to inspire volunteerism throughout the community...has two younger brothers who played college football; Steve, for Army and Chris, for Ball State...son of Keith and Monica Allen...Full name: Will Allen.

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