Antonio Allen
No. 39     New York Jets
Strong Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-23) September 23, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Ocala, Florida
High School: Ocala (FL) Trinity
Career information
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242
Debuted in 2012 for the New York Jets
Career history
*New York Jets ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     6
Sacks     1.0
INTs     0
Passes defensed     0

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

Early yearsEdit

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 (185 cm) 177 lb (80 kg) Unknown Jan 17,
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: -- (S)   Rivals: 42 (Safety), 80 (FL)
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

College careerEdit

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 careerEdit

2012 NFL DraftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 210 lb 4.67 s 1.61 s 2.64 s 4.25 s 7.02 s 34 in 9 ft 10 in 17 reps

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

New York JetsEdit

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]


  1. "South Carolina Profile".
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named AA
  3. Allen, Eric (28 April 2012). "Round 7: S Antonio Allen, WR Jordan White". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  4. Vrentas, Jenny (17 May 2012). "Jets sign seventh-round pick Antonio Allen". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  5. Jets Media Relations Department (1 September 2012). "Jets Announce Roster, Practice Squad Moves". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  6. Jets Staff (2 September 2012). "Antonio Allen Signed to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  7. McManus, Jane (12 October 2012). "Darrelle Revis placed on IR". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 14 October 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 7 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 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 7 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012.

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