Steelers select Allen in the fifth round


Marcus Allen** Safety
Penn State
6-2, 215
Upper Marlboro, Md.
Dr. Henry Wise High School
5th Round – 148th Overall

Became the sixth player in Penn State history to reach the 300-tackle mark in a career, finishing fifth in school history with 321 stops…produced double-digit tackles in nine games.


2017 SEASON**
First-team All-Big Ten accolades from the coaches and second-team honors from the media…Associated Press first-team All-Big Ten selection…earned the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week after recording 13 tackles vs. Pittsburgh…started all 13 games, totaling 72 tackles (46 solo) with one interception and two forced fumbles…selected as a team captain…one of 21 Penn State players to enter the Fiesta Bowl having already earned a degree.

All-Big Ten third-team selection by the coaches and honorable mention by the media panel…selected Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week for a 22-tackle game vs. Minnesota…started all 14 games…posted 10 tackles or more in three games…recorded a career-high 110 tackles en route to becoming the first safety to lead Penn State in tackles since 2002 (Shawn Mayer).

Named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches and media…started all 12 games…finished second on the Nittany Lions defense with 81 tackles.


2014 SEASON**
Appeared in 13 games with seven starts…started the final seven games of the season…tied for third on the squad with 58 tackles (35 solo), along with adding three pass breakups and one sack…part of a defense that held 11 of 13 opponents to under 300 yards of total offense and limited nine teams to 20 or fewer points in regulation.

A three-year letterman at Dr. Henry Wise (Upper Marlboro, Md.) High School…posted 15 tackles and two fumble recoveries in three games as a senior before suffering an ankle injury…as a junior, helped advance the Pumas to a perfect 14-0 record and the Maryland 4A State Championship…produced 70 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups in junior year…was invited to participate in the Big 33 Classic and Maryland Crab Bowl following his senior year.

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