Antonio Allen

Antonio Allen
No. 39New York Jets
Position: Free safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-23) September 23, 1988
Place of birth: Ocala, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Ocala (FL) Trinity Catholic
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2016
Tackles: 111
Sacks: 2.5
Interceptions: 1
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at

Antonio Allen (born September 23, 1988) is an American football free safety for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Allen was drafted by the Jets in the seventh round, 242nd overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.

Early years

Allen attended Trinity Catholic High School in Ocala, Florida. Allen earned first-team all-state honors after his senior season at Trinity Catholic.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Antonio Allen
Ocala, Florida Trinity Catholic High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Unknown Jan 17, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: -- (S)   Rivals: 42 (Safety), 80 (FL)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career

Allen the University of South Carolina from 2008 to 2011. He played linebacker his first two years before switching to safety. He finished his career with 198 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four interceptions and two touchdowns.

Professional career

Allen was considered one of the top safety prospects heading into the 2012 NFL Draft.[2]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 210 lb 4.58 s 1.61 s 2.56 s 4.25 s 7.02 s 34 in 9 ft 10 in 17 reps
10 and 20 yard splits taken from Pro Day. All other values from NFL Combine.[2]

New York Jets

The New York Jets drafted Allen using their seventh round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.[3] Allen came to an agreement with the team on a four-year contract that included a $45,896 signing bonus.[4] Allen was waived on September 1, 2012.[5] He was re-signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[6] Allen was promoted to the active roster on October 12, 2012 after the team placed Darrelle Revis on injured reserve.[7] On November 6, 2012, he was waived after the team re-signed Jason Hill.[8] He was signed to the practice squad two days later after clearing waivers.[9] Allen was promoted to the active roster on December 6, 2012.[10]

Allen entered the 2013 preseason competing with newly signed Jaiquawn Jarrett for the starting free safety job.[11] Allen finished the 2013 season with 60 tackles, a sack, and an interception for a touchdown.

Allen was waived by the Jets on August 7, 2015 after suffering an Achilles tendon injury.[12] After clearing waivers, he was placed on injured reserve on August 10, 2015.[13]

Houston Texans

Allen signed with the Houston Texans in March 2016.[14] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Texans.[15]

Second Stint with New York Jets

On September 6, 2016, Allen resigned with the New York Jets.[16]


  1. "South Carolina Profile".
  2. 1 2 "Antonio Allen". NFL Draft Scout. Archived from the original on April 29, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  3. Allen, Eric (28 April 2012). "Round 7: S Antonio Allen, WR Jordan White". New York Jets. Archived from the original on April 29, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  4. Vrentas, Jenny (May 17, 2012). "Jets sign seventh-round pick Antonio Allen". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on May 17, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  5. Jets Media Relations Department (September 1, 2012). "Jets Announce Roster, Practice Squad Moves". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 1, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  6. Jets Staff (2 September 2012). "Antonio Allen Signed to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 3, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  7. McManus, Jane (12 October 2012). "Darrelle Revis placed on IR". ESPN New York. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  8. Orr, Conor (6 November 2012). "Jets sign WR Jason Hill, waive rookie safety Antonio Allen". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  9. "Jets promote LB Ricky Sapp to active roster, sign S Allen to practice squad". Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  10. Jets Media Relations Department (6 December 2012). "Allen Signed to Active Roster, Fletcher to P-Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on December 7, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  11. Frankel, Charlie (12 August 2013). "Allen, Jarrett Fighting for the 'Other' Safety Spot". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 13 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  12. Cosentino, Dom (August 7, 2015). "Antonio Allen done for season (torn Achilles), Jets sign cornerback Keon Lyn". Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  13. Cosentino, Dom (August 10, 2015). "Jets' Antonio Allen placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers". Archived from the original on August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  14. Texans sign safety Antonio Allen
  15. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans down to 53-man roster".
  16. "Jets Bring Back S Antonio Allen". Retrieved September 6, 2016.

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