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Name: *Javorius Allen 
College: Southern California     Number: 37
Height: 6-0   Weight: 221
Position: RB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rJr/2015

40 Time: 4.50

Projected Round: 3-4
Rated number 11 out of 149 RB's      115 / 2301 TOTAL
Combine Invite: 
Height: 6004
Weight: 221
40 Yrd Dash: 4.53
20 Yrd Dash: 2.64
10 Yrd Dash: 1.58
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 11
Vertical Jump: 35 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'01"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.28
3-Cone Drill: 6.96

Dates: 03/11/15
Height: 6004
Weight: 221
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 


  Javorius Allen
Running Back
Southern Cal
6-1, 220
Tallahassee, Fla.


  "Buck" Allen entered the 2013 season with just six carries to his credit but emerged as Southern Cal's most dependable back, eclipsing the 100-yard mark four times and scoring a total of 12 touchdowns in their final six games.
Allen remained the lead dog with Steve Sarkisian taking over the program in 2014, earning All-Pac-12 first-team honors with 1,489 rushing yards all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns. The well-built redshirt junior proved a reliable blocker and receiver out of backfield, finishing third on the team with 41 grabs for 458 yards and another score. While Allen's production is impressive, he certainly was surrounded by a great deal of talent at Southern Cal, not the least of which was a massive offensive line, a savvy quarterback in Cody Kessler and big-play receivers which kept defenses from crowding the line of scrimmage.
Allen is a classic slasher whose ability to zip through gaps and into the open field makes him a threat to gain chunk yardage on each carry. He's far from just a outside running threat, showing the forward lean and leg drive to pick up the tough yards inside.


  STRENGTHS: Well-built back with good overall musculature, including thick thighs. Exhibits controlled aggression as a runner, showing the burst to zip through holes and the patience to allow them to develop. Possesses deceptive power and acceleration due to his slashing running style. Runs with good forward lean, initiating contact and showing good leg drive to generate yards after contact. Possesses soft hands out of the backfield and shows the ability to adjust to make tough grabs. Alert, physical pass blocker. Comes with experience in Sarkisian's pro-style offense and theoretically should be able to contribute early in his NFL career.
WEAKNESSES: Possesses a high-cut frame with long legs, giving defenders a sizeable target. Lacks ideal balance, struggling to regain his momentum if tripped up and occasionally swinging his arms (including the ball) to stay on his feet. Does not possess ideal breakaway speed.

--Rob Rang

 Career Notes

  In his career, he has 2,154 yards on 391 carries (5.5 avg) with 23 TDs, plus 62 receptions for 694 yards (11.2 avg) with 2 TD. His 2,154 rushing yards rank 15th on USC’s all-time chart (he is the 18th Trojan to have 2,000 career rushing yards). He has 12 career 100-yard rushing games, all within the past 18 games. He has 23 career rushing TDs (9 in 2014), all within the past 21 games. He has 16 career starts.

 2014 Season

  Allen proved to be one of the nation’s top tailbacks as a junior in 2014. Overall in 2014 while starting all 12 games, he had 250 carries for a team-best 1,337 yards (5.3 avg) with 9 TDs, plus 40 receptions for 442 yards (11.1 avg) with 1 TD. He made the CollegeSportsMadness.com All-American third team. He made the 2014 All-Pac-12 first team, as well as the Athlon All-Pac-12 first team and CollegeSportsMadness.com All-Pac-12 first team. He was among 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Doak Walker Award and 20 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award. He won USC’s Jack Oakie “Rise and Shine” Award (longest run from scrimmage). He is 14th nationally in all-purpose running (148.3, first in Pac-12) and 23rd in rushing yards (111.4, fourth in Pac-12). He is attempting to be the first Trojan since Ricky Ervins in 1989 to lead the Pac-12 in rushing in a season. His 1,337 rushing yards in 2014 is the 28th time a Trojan has eclipsed the 1,000 barrier, it ranks him 15th on the USC season list and it is the most by a Trojan since Reggie Bush had 1,740 in 2005 (Bush’s statistics were later vacated due to NCAA penalty).

With 8 100-yard rushing games in 2014 (including a 200-yarder), he is the first Trojan since Reggie Bush (8) in 2005 to have at least that many 100-yarders in a season (Bush’s statistics were later vacated due to NCAA penalty). He had a streak of 6 consecutive 100-yard rushing games in 2014 (the first Trojan to do so since Marcus Allen had 11 in a row in his 1981 Heisman Trophy season). His 250 carries in 2014 are the most by a Trojan since Chad Morton had 262 in 1999. He is 1 of only 3 players in the nation with at least 1,300 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards in 2014. He also is the only player in the nation with 12 games of 100-plus yards from scrimmage (rushing and receiving) in 2014 (he has 15 consecutive such games dating to 2013). His 1,779 yards from scrimmage is sixth nationally. Against Power 5 opponents, he is eighth nationally in all-purpose yards (1,513) and 12th in rushing yards (1,111). He has been USC’s reception leader in 3 games in 2014. His 40 receptions in 2014 are the most by a Trojan running back since Reggie Bush had 43 in 2004 (Bush’s statistics were later vacated due to NCAA penalty).

He ran for a game-high 133 yards on 22 carries, with a 9-yard score, and he added a 23-yard reception against Fresno State. He had a game-best 154 yards on 23 carries (a 6.7 average per carry) at Stanford to hit the 1,000-yard career rushing mark. He ran for 31 yards on 15 carries and caught 9 passes for 118 yards (both career bests) with a 51-yard TD grab at Boston College. He led USC in rushing (gamehigh 115 yards on 20 carries with a 17-yard TD) and receptions (5 grabs for 23 yards) against Oregon State. He had 229 all-purpose yards against Arizona State, running for 143 yards on 29 carries with 2 TDs (1 and 53 yards) amd catching 4 passes for 86 yards. At Arizona, he ran for a career-high and game-best 205 yards on 26 carries (7.9 average) with 3 TDs (34, 48 and 1 yard) and he also caught 4 passes for 28 yards to earn Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week honors. He had a game-best 128 yards (with a 39-yard TD) on 15 carries and added a 12-yard reception against Colorado. He ran for 101 yards on 27 carries and caught 3 passes for another 26 yards at Utah. He had 114 yards on 19 carries and an 18-yard reception at Washington State. He had 60 yards on 21 carries and 4 receptions for 49 yards against California. He led USC in rushing (60 yards on 14 carries, with a short TD) and receiving (7 receptions for 42 yards) at UCLA. He ran for 93 yards on 19 carries and had a 17-yard reception against Notre Dame.

 2013 Season

  Allen had an impressive showing as a sophomore tailback in 2013, especially in the last half of the season. Overall 2013 while appearing in all 14 games and starting the final 4 (Stanford, Colorado, UCLA, Fresno State), he ran for 785 yards on 135 carries (5.8 avg) with 14 TDs, plus he had 22 receptions for 252 yards (11.5 avg) with 1 TD and 2 tackles. He scored 13 touchdowns in the last 6 games (12 on the ground) and 4 of them were at least 43 yards. He had 4 100-yard rushing outings, all in the last 6 games (133 at Oregon State, 135 at California, 145 at Colorado and 123 versus UCLA).

He made 2013 CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American honorable mention. He made 2013 All-Pac-12 honorable mention and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 third team. He also was voted by his teammates as USC's MVP and also won the Offensive Perimeter Player of the Year as well as the Jack Oakie "Rise and Shine" Award (longest run).

He had 18 yards on 4 tries at Hawaii, then 45 yards on 8 carries against Boston College and 15 yards on 2 carries at Arizona State. He had 37 yards on 6 tries with a pair of TDs (1 and 4 yards) along with 2 catches for 6 yards and a tackle against Arizona. He had 20 yards on 7 carries at Notre Dame and 2 yards on 2 carries with a 3-yard catch against Utah. At Oregon State, he had a then-career high 133 yards on 16 carries with a career-best 3 TDs (9, 18 and 52 yards) plus he caught 4 passes for 41 yards. He averaged 22.5 yards per carry and 27.4 per touch as he ran for 135 yards on just 6 carries (the most yards ever on the road by a Trojan with 6 or fewer carries and the most anywhere since 1954) with a pair of long TDs (43 and 79 yards) and had a 57-yard TD reception at California. He ran for 26 yards on 16 carries and caught 4 passes for 58 yards against Stanford. He had a career-best 145 yards on 21 carries with 3 TDs (12, 1 and 23 yards, with a 66-yarder called back by penalty) and he caught 3 passes for 24 yards at Colorado. He had a game-high 123 yards on 20 carries, with an 11-yard TD, and he caught 3 passes for 30 yards against UCLA. He ran for a game-best 86 yards with 2 TDs (24 and 1 yards) on 27 carries and added 4 catches for 33 yards against Fresno State.

 2011 Season

  Allen redshirted as a freshman tailback in 2011, his first year at USC.

 2012 Season

  Allen was a reserve tailback as a redshirt freshman in 2012. Overall in 2012 while appearing in 3 games (Syracuse, California, Colorado), he had 6 carries for 32 yards (5.3 avg.). He had 2 carries each against Syracuse (6 yards), California (12 yards) and Colorado (14 yards). He missed the Utah game because of a death in his family.

 High School

  His 2010 honors included ESPNU150, Super Prep All-Dixie and Prep Star All-Southeast as a senior running back at Lincoln High in Tallahassee (Fla.). He ran for more than 1,500 yards in 2010. Lincoln won the 2010 Florida state Class 4A title. He missed his 2009 junior season with an injury. As a sophomore in 2008, he rushed for 1,044 yards on 162 carries (6.4 avg.) with 10 TDs. Lincoln played in the Florida state Class 4A championship game. He also long jumped at Lincoln, with a best of 22-9 1/2.


  He is a sociology major at USC. His nickname is Buck.

 Draft Scout Player News
12/18/17 - RB Javorius "Buck" Allen provided a spark with 70 yards on 13 carries against Cleveland.
11/28/17 - RB Javorius "Buck" Allen tied the game on a 10-yard run Monday after a fake punt.
08/01/17 - RB Javorius "Buck" Allen entered training camp as an afterthought because of a disappointing performance in 2016. However, a season-ending injury to Kenneth Dixon has created an opportunity, and Allen has taken advantage of the extra carries. He has impressed throughout training camp, finding seams and holding onto the football. It's a positive sign for Allen, who was inactive for eight games and finished with 34 yards on nine carries last year. "Buck is getting better every day," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. "Buck is a good football player, so we're happy to have him on our team. He's earned himself some reps and some time in the preseason (games). We'll see." Allen, a fourth-round pick from USC in the 2015 NFL Draft, made an immediate impact in his rookie year with 514 rushing yards with a touchdown. He also caught 45 passes for 353 yards with another two scores. Last season, however, Dixon, a fourth-round pick from Louisiana Tech, overtook Allen on the depth chart.
12/07/16 - RB Javorius "Buck" Allen was back at practice on Wednesday. Allen had missed practice last week with a "personal issue" and was not active Sunday against the Dolphins. Allen's playing time has decreased with Terrance West and rookie Kenneth Dixon splitting time in the backfield.
10/02/16 - RB Javorius "Buck" Allen, a second-round pick in 2015, made his season debut. Allen was limited to 13 yards on three carries. He also caught a pair of passes for 15 yards. Allen took over the starting job last season when Justin Forsett went down with a broken arm Nov. 22 against the Rams. However, Allen had an uneven training camp and Baltimore chose to carry an extra receiver rather than three running backs over the first three games.