CAREER: Versatile player who is equally adept at rushing as he is at receiving ... has scored at least one touchdown via rushing, receiving, kickoff return and also has passed for a TD ... most experienced running back on Irish roster in terms of games started and production ... has started 19 of 33 games played at Notre Dame and gained 1,630 yards on 362 carries (4.5 yards per carry) with six rushing TDs ... caught 102 passes for 695 yards and three TDs ... ranks second at Notre Dame in all-time receptions by a running back (Darius Walker, 109) and has seventh-most receiving yards in a career by an Irish running back ... recorded three of top 11 total reception seasons by a Notre Dame running back (50 in 2008 ranks second all-time, 28 in 2009 is tied for seventh, 24 in 2007 ranks 11th) ... used as kickoff returner in first two seasons and totaled 1,247 return yards on 54 carries (23.1 average) ... returned kickoff 96 yards for TD against Hawaii in 2009 Hawaii Bowl ... completed both career pass attempts for 15 total yards (10 yards at UCLA in 2007, five yards for TD against Michigan State in 2009) ... ranks ninth on school list for most career all-purpose yards with 3,638 (trails Raghib Ismail by 550 yards for fifth all-time; would need 1,377 yards to supplant Tim Brown at fourth).
2009 (JUNIOR): Led Irish in rushing for second straight season with 697 yards and three TDs on 142 carries ... averaged career-best 4.9 yards per carry and 87.1 yards per game ... caught 28 passes for 216 yards and completed second pass of his Irish career against Michigan State resulting in five-yard TD ... his 28 receptions tied for seventh-most by a Notre Dame running back in a season ... ranked third on team averaging 101.4 all-purpose yards per game ... only appeared in eight games due to injury and missed contests against Purdue, Washington State, Navy and Stanford ... started seven of eight games played at running back (did not start against Michigan State) ... gained 72 yards on 15 carries with one rushing TD in season opener against Nevada ... eclipsed 1,000 career rushing yards against Wolf Pack ... rushed for career-best 139 yards at Michigan and added 24 yards on two receptions ... helped Irish rally from two-score deficit by scoring his second rushing TD of season with 5:13 remaining in game to give Notre Dame a 32-31 lead ... converted ensuing two-point conversion on Statue of Liberty play putting Irish up 34-31 ... rushed for 115 yards on 23 carries (5.0 yards per carry) with another rushing TD against Michigan State ... became first Notre Dame running back to eclipse 100 rushing yards in consecutive games since Robert Hughes closed 2007 season with 100+ yard performances ... was first Irish running back to rush for a TD in three straight games since Darius Walker in 2006 ... tossed first career TD pass to Robby Parris with 11:49 to go in third quarter to give Irish a 23-17 lead against Spartans ... became first Notre Dame non-quarterback to throw a TD pass since Nick Setta against Rutgers in 2000 ... was first Irish running back to register a rushing TD and passing TD in same game since Allen Pinkett in 1984 ... missed Purdue game due to injury and played sparingly against Washington, totaling 39 rushing yards and 20 receiving yards against Huskies ... recorded 51 rushing yards on 12 carries against USC and added 35 yards on two receptions versus Trojans ... averaged 4.2 yards per carry against USC defense that entered the contest allowing 2.0 yards per rush ... against Boston College gained 98 yards on 21 carries (4.7 yards per carry) including three rushes over 10 yards ... missed games against Washington State and Navy and returned to face No. 8 Pittsburgh ... rushed 14 times for 77 yards against Panthers and tallied eight receptions for 33 yards ... recorded season-best 170 all-purpose yards in final home game against Connecticut ... gained 106 yards on career-high 24 carries against Huskies and added season-best 64 receiving yards on seven receptions ... logged 183:12 of playing time with four special-teams appearances.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Led the Irish in rushing with 585 yards on 134 carries (4.4 avg) and added three TDs in a talented Notre Dame backfield ... ranked second on the team with 50 receptions and tallied 355 receiving yards and two TDs ... the 50 receptions rank second all-time at Notre Dame for an Irish running back (Darius Walker, 56 receptions, 2006) ... recorded 1,549 all-purpose yards, averaging 119.2 yards per game, second on the team to Golden Tate ... appeared in all 13 games, making eight starts ... started every game except Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Navy and Hawaii ... tallied 158 all-purpose yards in the season opener against San Diego State, including 59 yards rushing and 18 yards receiving ... established his career-long punt return of 22 yards ... picked up four first downs (three rushing) and had two rushes for over 10 yards against the Aztecs ... registered 198 all-purpose yards, including a 53-yard kick return against Michigan State ... totaled 147 yards in kickoff returns, the most by an Irish player since 2006 and second-most in the Charlie Weis era ... had a career day vs. Purdue by recording 247 all-purpose yards (134 rush, nine receiving, 105 kickoff return), including his first rushing touchdown as a member of the Irish in the third quarter ... eclipsed the 100-yard rush mark for the first time in his Notre Dame career, and tallied the longest rush of his career (three 21-yard carries) ... capped a five-play, 81-yard scoring drive with a 16-yard touchdown run ... rushed for 45 yards on that drive alone ... prior to the game, the longest run of his career was 15 yards, but he had four runs longer than 15 yards against the Boilermakers ... finished with a career-best 134 yards rushing, good for a 7.9 per carry average (the 7.9 per carry average was the highest for a Notre Dame player since Darius Walker averaged 10.2 against Air Force on Nov. 11, 2006, and second-highest in the Weis era) ... the 247 all-purpose yards against Purdue were the most by a player under Weis and most since 2003 for Notre Dame ... against Stanford, he started for the second consecutive game and recorded 153 all-purpose yards on the day ... also recorded a career-best seven pass receptions and had his first career multi-touchdown game vs. the Cardinal ... three of his receptions went for over 15 yards and were all good for first downs ... collected 130 all-purpose yards against North Carolina, marking the third straight game eclipsing the 100-yard mark in all-purpose yards (despite limited action as the Irish spent much of the game in four- and five-receiver sets) ... also tallied four first downs (two on rushes and two on receptions) ... added two receptions over 15 yards and two carries over 10 yards vs. the Tar Heels ... rushed for 62 yards on 15 carries (4.1 per rush) against Washington ... secured three first downs for the Irish and recorded two runs of 10 yards or more vs. the Huskies ... carried the ball a season-high 19 times vs. Pittsburgh, gaining 73 yards ... also recorded three catches totaling 13 yards ... picked up three first downs for the Irish and had two rushes exceeding 10 yards against the Panthers ... against Boston College, he broke his previous career high of seven receptions by hauling in nine passes ... also recorded 71 all-purpose yards on the day (24 rush, 47 receiving), with a long carry of 12 yards ... the nine receptions vs. the Eagles were the most ever by an Irish running back ... rushed eight times for 60 yards (7.5 avg.) and a touchdown vs. Navy ... added seven catches for 60 yards (8.6 avg.) in the win ... fourth game of season with at least seven receptions ... registered 184 all-purpose yards in Notre Dame's bowl game victory against Hawai'i, including a 96-yard kick return for a TD ... the first kickoff return score of his career and first for the Irish since Vontez Duff vs. Navy in 2002 ... also caught two passes for 59 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown reception vs. the Warriors ... logged 188:44 of playing time with 59 special-teams appearances.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Recorded team-best 1,176 all-purpose yards, averaging 98.0 yards per game ... second-leading rusher on the team with 348 yards on 86 carries (4.0 avg.) ... caught 24 passes (fifth most on the team) for 124 yards and one touchdown ... returned 33 kickoffs for 704 yards (both single-season school records) ... one of four freshmen who played in all 12 games and started at running back in four games - Penn State, Michigan, Navy and Duke ... gained 25 yards on three rushes while splitting time with four other running backs in season opener vs. Georgia Tech ... led the Irish with 116 all-purpose yards against Penn State ... became the first freshman to start at running back (at Penn State) since Darius Walker in '04 vs. Purdue ... had eight carries for 11 net yards vs. Penn State ... recorded six receptions for 38 yards, both team-highs against the Nittany Lions ... had nine carries for 24 yards against Michigan ... finished with four kickoff returns for 80 yards vs. Purdue ... had 25 yards rushing on six carries vs. the Boilermakers ... increased his all purpose yards per game to 81.5 after the UCLA game ... had three kickoff returns for 73 yards with a long of 31 yards vs. the Bruins ... had three receptions for 16 yards vs. Boston College ... led the team with 58 yards on 11 rushes against USC ... recorded 226 all-purpose yards vs. Navy ... that effort ranks tied for the 11th most all-purpose yards in single-game Irish history ... registered a season-long kickoff return of 38 yards vs. Navy ... racked up season-high 91 yards rushing vs. the Midshipmen ... caught first touchdown pass of his Irish career against Air Force ... led the team with 161 all-purpose yards vs. the Falcons ... had 42 rushing yards and 17 receiving against Duke ... logged 99:59 of playing time and made 55 special teams appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to Super Southern 100 by Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 2006 as one of 14 running backs ... rated 38th best overall national prospect by CSTV - and eighth among running backs ... rated 52nd nationally on Rivals.com Top 100 list, as well as 10th among Florida players and second among all-purpose backs ... listed as one of 12 running backs on National 100 list by Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... preseason broken fibula ended his 2006 senior season before it ever began at Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School in Hialeah, Fla. ... rated number-one senior prospect in Dade County on preseason basis for 2006 by Miami Herald ... rated 12th on list of top Florida prospects at end of '06 season by South Florida Sun-Sentinel ... rushed for 1,095 yards and 12 TDs as junior in 2005, despite missing three games to injury ... led Miami Lakes Trojans to 6-3 record and runner-up finish in Florida District 13-6A, plus regional quarterfinal slot in state playoffs in '05 that produced loss to unbeaten Columbus ... second-team Florida Class 6A all-state selection at running back as junior in 2005 by Florida Sports Writers Association ... first-team all-Dade County pick as running back as junior in 2005 by Miami Herald ... rated eighth-best overall prospect nationally - and second among running backs -- on 2006 preseason basis by Sporting News ... one of top 33 running backs nationally on 2006 preseason basis by CBS Sportsline.com College Football Preview ... rated 42nd national prospect (and seventh among running backs, 13th in the Southeast) on preseason basis by Sporting News SchoolSports ... ran 4.38 in the 40 (best of the 550 competitors) at the '06 U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine where he was chosen the offensive MVP ... selected for 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio but did not participate because of his injury ... ran for more than 1,000 yards as sophomore in 2004 ... missed half his freshman season after suffering broken wrist in his first varsity game ... won Florida Class 4A state prep title with 13.82 clocking in 110-meter hurdles in 2006 as junior ... named top male athlete at Hialeah-Miami Lakes as freshman, sophomore and junior ... played for coach Jerry Hughes at Hialeah-Miami Lakes ... enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2007 ... from same high school as former LSU quarterback Rohan Davey and current Duke quarterback Thad Lewis ... son of Valderia Allen ... born April 30, 1989 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and majoring in sociology.