Friday, October 16, 2015

1975 Profile: Doug Allen

No. 59
Penn State
"Doug had more playing time than any other rookie in 1974. He made an appearance in all 14 games and was a starting linebacker the final eight games of the season after former Penn State teammate John Skorupan was injured against New England. Used as both an outside and a middle linebacker, he made a pass interception against Cleveland and returned it 16 yards, and was also credited with two fumble recoveries. Doug is strong with good football instincts.
A starting outside linebacker for Penn State's unbeaten Orange Bowl champions, Doug earned first-team All-East honors as a senior. He alternated as a regular at defensive tackle for the Nittany Lions in 1970. He missed the entire 1971 season with a head injury and made the switch to outside linebacker in 1972. His senior statistics included two pass interceptions for 30 yards.
Doug lived in Orchard Park during the off-season. His Penn State degree is in labor studies and his college academic average was 3.37 (on a scale of 4.0)."

-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook

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