|No. 39 New York Jets|
|Date of birth:||September 23, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Ocala, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Ocala (FL) Trinity Catholic|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2016|
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.
|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: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: -- (S) Rivals: 42 (Safety), 80 (FL)|
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.
Allen was considered one of the top safety prospects heading into the 2012 NFL Draft.
|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.|
New York Jets
The New York Jets drafted Allen using their seventh round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft. Allen came to an agreement with the team on a four-year contract that included a $45,896 signing bonus. Allen was waived on September 1, 2012. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad a day later. Allen was promoted to the active roster on October 12, 2012 after the team placed Darrelle Revis on injured reserve. On November 6, 2012, he was waived after the team re-signed Jason Hill. He was signed to the practice squad two days later after clearing waivers. Allen was promoted to the active roster on December 6, 2012.
Allen entered the 2013 preseason competing with newly signed Jaiquawn Jarrett for the starting free safety job. Allen finished the 2013 season with 60 tackles, a sack, and an interception for a touchdown.
Allen signed with the Houston Texans in March 2016. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Texans.
Second Stint with New York Jets
On September 6, 2016, Allen resigned with the New York Jets.
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- Cosentino, Dom (August 10, 2015). "Jets' Antonio Allen placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers". NJ.com. Archived from the original on August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
- Texans sign safety Antonio Allen
- "TRANSACTIONS: Texans down to 53-man roster". HoustonTexans.com.
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