John Allen

Louisiana Tech University

Outside Receivers

Conference: C-USA

Coach Stats

Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
Allen is in his first season as the outside receivers coach at Louisiana Tech. Allen has helped develop a strong, well-balanced position group that has had five different receivers record multiple touchdown games. This marks the first time in at least 20 years that five Bulldogs have had a two-TD reception game in one season. There were only four two-TD receptions games in the last three years combined. Seven different Bulldog receivers have recorded at least 11 receptions and 150 reception yards this season, while eight receivers have recorded at least one touchdown. Allen’s receivers have helped LA Tech rank third in C-USA in pass offense with 182 completions for 1,855 yards and 20 touchdowns, averaging 231.9 yards per game. The Bulldogs rank fourth in the conference in passing efficiency at 136.6. He helped Adrian Hardy rank ninth in C-USA and 96th in the FBS in receiving yards per game at 62.9, while helping Smoke Harris tie for seventh in C-USA and 67th in the nation in receptions per game at 5.0. Hardy and Harris tie for fourth in C-USA and 85th in the nation in receiving touchdowns with four each. He helped lead Adrian Hardy and Griffin Hebert to 62.9 and 30.9 receiving yards per game, respectively.
Coach's Past Performance
Allen spent two seasons in Conference USA at Old Dominion as its wide receivers coach. In his first season in Norfolk, Allen led wide receivers Jonathan Duhart and Travis Fulgham to the best season by a receiving duo in ODU History. The pair were the first two receivers to record 1,000 receiving yards in the same season. Fulgham led C-USA in receiving yards per game with 90.2, while Duhart finished third in the league with 87.1 yards per game. Duhart finished second in the league in receptions with 74, while Fulgham placed ninth with 63. Each receiver scored nine touchdowns. It marks the second time in ODU history that three receivers had more than 55 catches, as Isaiah Harper finished with 55 grabs on the season. All three players, Duhart, Fulgham and Harper played in postseason all-star games. Fulgham joined defensive end Oshane Ximines as the first ODU players to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Duhart played in the East-West Shrine Game, and Harper Played in the Spiral Tropical Bowl. Prior to his time in Norfolk, Allen spent three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Delaware State. In 2016, he helped lead the Hornets to their best offensive ranking in the MEAC in eight years. Prior to joining Delaware State, Allen was the head coach at Division II Lock Haven (PA) for four seasons. He helped the Bald Eagles snap a 52-game losing streak, the longest in Division II, and in 2013 led LH to their most wins in a season in 10 years. He spent four years as the player development coordinator at Penn State, and was in NFL Europe for four years, three as the offensive coordinator of the Amsterdam Admirals, and one as the head coach of the Berlin Thunder.
Team Record and Standings
5-3 overall, 4-2 C-USA (second in C-USA West Division)
Team/Unit Stats
Team Stats: 31.75 points per game; 103.4 rushing average per game; 231.88 passing average per game; 10 rushing TDs, 20 receiving TDs, 32 total TDs; 335.3 total offense average per game; Time of Possession: 30:1547-of-121 on third down conversions; 13-of-15 on fourth down conversions; Red Zone: Attempts-Scores (30-34); Red Zone: Touchdowns (22-34); Unit Stats: 182 receptions 1,855 yards; 10.2 avg. per reception 20 TDs; 231.9 avg. yards/game
Individual Player Stats
RECEIVING Player G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G; HARDY, Adrian 7 33 440 13.3 4 32 62.9; HARRIS, Smoke 6 30 263 8.8 4 66 43.8; POWELL, Cee Jay 8 28 218 7.8 0 23 27.2; HEBERT, Griffin 8 17 247 14.5 2 50 30.9; JOHNSON, Jawaun 7 14 162 11.6 2 41 23.1; GRAHAM, Isaiah 7 14 155 11.1 3 37 22.1; TOUSSANT, Wayne 8 11 157 14.3 2 44 19.6 MAXWELL, Kyle 8 9 91 10.1 2 18 11.4 TUCKER, Israel 8 9 51 5.7 0 17 6.4 HENDERSON, J. 7 9 37 4.1 0 8 5.3 ADAMS, Jacob 7 3 18 6.0 1 13 2.6 GARNER, Greg 7 3 16 5.3 0 14 2.3 MAGEE, Tahj 8 2 0 0.0 0 2 0.0