Position battles continue to heat up as non-traditional season begins second-half run
Quarterback Tanner Lee throws for 139 yards, two scores; Sophomore Richard Allen posts eight stops
Green Wave cap action with two-and-a-half hour, 20-period practice at Saints Facility
Junior Nick Montana named starter for season opener on Thursday against Jackson State
Green Wave force three fumbles, pick off pair of passes in afternoon session at Saints Facility
2013: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman...posted nine tackles (7 solo, 2 assists) with most of his action coming on punt and kickoff duties...finished tied for third on the team in special teams stops (3 solo, 1 assist)...tallied a season-best three tackles (all solo) vs Jackson State (8/29)...added two stops (1 solo, 1 assist) at FAU (11/2)...had single-tackle outings at Syracuse (9/21), vs North Texas (10/5), vs UTEP (11/23) and against Louisiana-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (12/21)...also a member of the Tulane track and field team where he competed in the 100 meter, 4x100 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay...helped the 4x100 relay team finish eighth at the C-USA Outdoor Championship.
High School: Four-year letterman at John Curtis Christian School for coach J.T. Curtis...named a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status from ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com...tabbed No. 116 and No. 132 cornerback in the nation by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com, respectively...received an 80 rating and listed as the No. 67 recruit in the state by 247Sports.com while claiming a 68 Scout Grade and the No. 55 prospect in the state by ESPN.com...helped lead the Patriots to a combined 53-3 record, an unblemished 25-0 mark in District 10-2A play, four consecutive district titles, four straight appearances in the state championship game, state titles in his final two prep seasons and a national championship as a senior...for his career, tallied 110 tackles, 32 pass break-ups, 11 interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries on defense while returning 23 punts for 576 yards (25.0 avg.) and 11 kickoffs for 309 yards (28.1 avg.) on special teams and scoring a combined nine touchdowns...as a senior, named second-team Max Preps Small Schools All-American while claiming first-team all-state, all-metro and all-district honors after tallying 34 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, 16 pass break-ups and five interceptions while returning 16 punt returns for 474 yards and five kickoff returns for 180 yards to score a combined five touchdowns...as a junior, recorded 32 tackles, four interceptions and 12 pass break-ups while returning six punts for 81 yards and four kickoffs for 84 yards en route to three scores and earning first-team all-district recognition...had 35 tackles, two interceptions, four pass break-ups and a fumble recovery while returning a punt for 21 yards and two kickoffs for 45 yards...as a freshman, recorded nine tackles and a fumble recovery...also lettered in track and field where he was a member of three outdoor and two indoor state championship teams, the Division II 4x200 relay champions as a sophomore and junior, and posted a Top-100 national time in the indoor 55-yard dash (6.52) as a junior...off the field, was a member of the National Honor Society, A-Honor Roll, Math Club, Interact Club and Jefferson Chamber Youth Leadership Program...named to 2012 LHSAA All-State Academic Football Composite Team and won the 2012 Bausch & Lomb Science Award.
Personal: Born Richard Joseph Allen, II, on Nov. 6, 1994, in Metairie, La...son of Rick Allen and Frazilia Wiggins...majoring in cell and molecular biology.
Allen's Career Defensive Statistics