Former Louisiana Tech punter wins Super Bowl championship in second NFL season
Allen plays Sunday with a chance to win 18th Super Bowl ring by a former Tech player
Approximately 20 NFL Teams on hand
Several former Bulldogs stand out
10 former LA Tech players see game action
Photos from Louisiana Tech's final Western Athletic Conference football game.
Louisiana Tech at Illinois on Sept. 22, 2012
Photos from the third practice of fall camp
Photos from the second practice of fall camp.
Pictures from Louisiana Tech's first spring scrimmage of 2012.
2012 Ray Guy Award Winner
2012 Unanimous First Team All-American
2013 Senior Bowl Invite
2013 NFL Combine Invite
2012 First Team All-WAC
2012 First Team All-Louisiana
2012 Midseason All-America
2012 Senior Bowl Watch List
2012 Preseason All-America
2011 Ray Guy Award Winner
2011 First Team All-WAC
2011 First Team All-Louisiana
"Good things happen when Ryan Allen is on the field." ~ Joe Tessitore, ESPN Broadcaster
2012: The school's first unanimousFirst Team All-American honoree that became the first player to ever win the Ray Guy Award (nation's top punter) in back-to-back years while claiming first team All-WAC and first team All-Louisiana honors and receiving an invitation to both the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine ... Finished the year averaging a school record 48.04 yards per punt with 20 punts inside the 20 and 21 punts over 50 yards including an 85-yard punt at New Mexico State (10/27), the longest punt in the nation during the 2012 season by any punter ... Placed three of his seven punts inside the 20 with another two punts downed on the 20 and averaged 42.1 yards per punt at Houston (9/8) ... Punted five times at Illinois (9/22), averaging 47.4 yards per punt with three of his five punts landing inside the 20 and three punts going over 50 yards ... Averaged 49.0 yards in his four punts with two punts over 50 yards and one landing inside the 20 at Virginia (9/29) ... Punted three times against UNLV (10/6), averaging 45.3 yards per punt with one punt over 50 yards and one downed inside the 20 ... Averaged 56.2 yards on his four punts against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) with a season-long punt of 71 yards ... Only punted twice against Idaho (10/20), averaging 39.5 yards with both punts landing inside the 20 ... Booted a school record 85-yard punt at New Mexico State (10/27) as he averaged 52.4 yards per punt and placed two punts inside the 20 ... Averaged 62.0 yards on his two punts against UTSA (11/3) with one landing inside the 20 and both sailing over 50 yards ... Averaged 43.2 yards on his four punts with a long punt of 57 yards at Texas State (11/10) while completing a pass to Adairius Barnes for a first down on a fake punt ... Punted three times for 141 yards wtih two punts going both over 50 yards and landing inside the 20 against Utah State (11/17) ... Averaged 47.2 yards per punt at San Jose State (11/24) with three of his four punts landing inside the 20 and two of his punts traveling over 50 yards.
2011: The 2011 Ray Guy Award winner, only the second player for Louisana Tech to win a national award ... Also named All-America by several publications, including receiving second team honors by the Walter Camp Football Foundation ... Received first team All-WAC and All-Louisiana honors ... Punted 83 times for 3,828 yards, avering a school record 46.1 yards per punt ... Led the nation with 39 punts inside the 20 and 22 punts inside the 10 ... Punted six times at Southern Miss (9/3), averaging 41.5 yards per punt ... Averaged 37.4 yards on his five punts with three getting fair caught in Louisiana Tech's 48-42 overtime win over Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Averaged 47.0 yards over six punts in a 35-34 loss to Houston with a season-long punt of 57 yards, three punts going inside the 20 and one touchback ... Set a new career-long punt with a 72 yard kick at Mississippi State (9/24) while averaging 45.1 yards on seven punts with four fair catches and four punts landing inside the 20 in a 26-20 overtime loss against the SEC Bulldogs ... Had a career day at Idaho (10/8) where he averaged 48.0 yards in his 10 punts, placing six of his 10 punts inside the 20, four inside the 10 and booting six punts for over 50 yards ... Topped that two weeks later at Utah State (10/22) where he averaged 52.2 yards per punt, placing seven of his eight punts inside the 20 and booming five of his eight punts for over 50 yards with a game-best 66-yard punt ... Punted seven times against San Jose State (10/29), averaging 47.7 yards per punt, sending three punts over 50 yards and two punts inside the 20 with only his third punt of the year rolling into the end zone for a touchback ... Averaged 49.0 yards on his five punts at Fresno State (11/5) with three of his five punts landing inside the 20 and one going over 50 yards ... Sent three punts inside the 20 (two inside the 10 with the third landing on the 10 yard line) with four of his seven punts being fair caught and one punt going over 50 yards as Tech won at Ole Miss (11/12), 27-7 ... Punted seven times, averaging 51.7 yards per punt with one placed inside the 20 in a 24-20 win at Nevada (11/19) ... Punted a season-low four times and averaged 45.2 yards per punt with one punt going over 50 yards, one landing inside the 20 and three being fair caught against New Mexico State (11/26) ... At the Poinsettia Bowl against No. 15 TCU (12/21), punted five times for 216 yards, averaging 43.2 yards per punt and sending two of his five punts inside the 20.
2010:Played in all 12 games, averaging 40.8 yards per punt ... Sent four punts over 50 yards and had 21 of his 60 punts called for a fair catch ... Had 21 of his 60 punts go inside the 20-yard line ... Punted four times averaging 33.2 yards in his Tech debut against Grambling (9/4) ... Averaged 41.9 yards on eight punts at Texas A&M (9/11), including a long punt of 49 yards and sending three inside the 20 ... Averaged 44.0 yards on three punts against Navy (9/18), sending three inside the 20 and recorded a long punt of 48 yards ... Punted eight times against Southern Miss (9/25), averaging 41.4 yards per punt with a long punt of 50 yards, sending three inside the 20 and having four punts fair caught ... Punted three times at Hawai'i (10/2), averaging 43.0 yards per punt with two of his three punts called for a fair catch while also converting a fourth down with an eight yard pass to Matt Broha ... Punted four times against Utah State (10/9), averaging 40.8 yards per punt and sending two punts inside the 20 with one being fair caught ... Punted once against Idaho (10/16), sending the ball 47 yards and inside the 20-yard line ... Punted seven times against Fresno State (11/6), averaging 38.7 yards per punt, sending one inside the 20 and had his first career punt go into the end zone for a touchback ... All five punts at New Mexico State (11/13) were fair caught as he averaged 43.0 yards per punt and sent four of the five inside the 20-yard line ... Sent two punts over 50 yards, including a career-long 66-yard punt, and averaged 44.9 yards per punt at San Jose State (11/27) ... Punted four times against No. 14 Nevada (12/4), averaging 47.2 yards per punt with two punts being fair cuaght and one going over 50 yards and inside the 20.
2009 (Oregon State): Did not play.
2008 (Oregon State): Redshirted his freshman season at Oregon State.
High School: Only played two years of football, earning letters both years as a punter/kicker at West Salem High School ... first team all-state punter and kicker in 2007 ... played in the Les Schwab All-Star Game in 2007 ... first team All-Valley League in 2007 ... 2006 second team All-Valley League ... prep teammates with current OSU freshmen Jordan Jenkins and Jordan Bishop.
Personal: Born February 28, 1990 in Salem, Ore. ... son of Mike and Sherry Allen ... has one sister, Jessica ... his cousin, Emily Westerberg, played basketball for Arizona State ... his uncle, Nick Westerberg, played football at Oregon State ... uncle, Tony Westerberg, played basketball at Oregon State ... majoring in business.