Asher Allen
# 2
Short Corner - SC
Height: 5-10  Weight: 190
Junior
Previous Affiliations
   Tucker
Previous Experience
  2L
Hometown
   Tucker, Ga.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 04/26/2009
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Georgia’s Asher Allen Named Quarterfinalist For Lott Trophy

Career Highs: 11 tackles at No. 16 Alabama in 2007
*82-yard kickoff return vs. No. 22 Kentucky
*2 interceptions vs. No. 10 Hawai’i in 2008 Allstate Sugar Bowl

2008: Named to Phil Steele’s All-SEC Third Team
*Started all 13 games recording 53 tackles and team-leading seven pass break-ups
*Named 1-of-20 finalists for the Lott Trophy and 1-of-13 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award
*Season-high nine tackles in Capital One Bowl victory over No. 19 Michigan State
*Recorded seven tackles vs. No. 8 Alabama
*Six-tackle performances at Kentucky, vs. No. 22 Vanderbilt and at S. Carolina
*Team-high six tackles, two pass break-ups and recovered a fumble in the end zone late in the fourth quarter at South Carolina
*Four tackles and two pass break-ups at No. 11 LSU
*Selected to SEC Coaches’ Pre-season All-SEC Second Team
*Named to 2008 Lott Trophy and Jim Thorpe Award Watch Lists
*Received True Grit Award at conclusion of spring practice

2007: Appeared in 13 games making 11 starts with 64 tackles including two sacks, four pass break-ups and three interceptions
*Had a career-high two interceptions to go along with a team-leading nine tackles during Georgia’s 41-10 rout of No. 10 Hawai’i in the Sugar Bowl
*Made 28 kickoff returns for 690 yards, which is a single-season school record
*Had three tackles, a pass break-up and four kickoff returns including an 82-yard return on the opening kickoff vs. No. 22 Kentucky
*Recorded team-high seven tackles, an interception, pass break-up and three kickoff returns including a 53-yard return vs. Troy
*Registered a career-high 11 tackles at No. 16 Alabama
*Recorded four tackles and first-career sack against Oklahoma St.
*Listed as number one SC prior to fall practice
*Made four tackles and one pass break-up in spring G-Day game
*Recipient of the David C. Cooper Family Football Scholarship.

2006: *Appeared in all 13 games with 24 tackles
*19 kickoff returns for 420 yards (22.1 avg.) and 4 punt returns for 54 yards (13.5 avg.)
* Team went 9-4 including a Chick-fil-A Bowl win.
*Named team’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year
* Recipient of Tommy Reeder Football Scholarship
*Enrolled at UGA in January after early graduation from high school
*Recorded four tackles, one tackle-for-loss, and scored a TD on a 100-yard interception return in annual spring G-Day game
*Named Biggest Defensive Surprise of the Spring

High School: Tucker, coached by Bill Ballard
*Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 and Super Southern 100
*Fox Sports Net All-South Third-Team, Rivals.com #9 CB in the nation, Scout.com #22 CB, SuperPrep All-America, PrepStar Top 200
*Earned Coaches Choice All-State honors as a junior punt/kick returner
*Seven punt returns for touchdowns and two kickoffs for touchdowns
*36 receptions for 432 yards and five touchdowns as a junior and almost 500 yards and six rushing scores
*Recorded six interceptions, 46 solo tackles and 20 assists as a junior
*Played basketball and ran track in high school

Born: Jan. 22, 1988
Major: Health Promotion

Round / pick / overall pick

Drafted by:
Minnesota Vikings
2009..3/22/86 Asher Allen, CB

Defensive
Year G/GS Solo Asst. Total Sacks TFL FF FR PBU Int. QBH
2006 13/0 20 4 24 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 13/11 50 14 64 2 3.0/1600 1 4 3 2
2008 13/13 44
9 53
1/6.0 4.5/180 1 7 0 1
Total 39/24114 27 141 3/20.0 9.0/370 2 11 3 4

Kickoff Returns

Year Ret. Yards Avg TD LG
2006 19 420 22.1 0 36 UK
2007 28 690 24.6 0 82 UK
Total 47 1,110 23.6 0 82 U

Punt Returns
Year Ret. Yards Avg TD LG
2006 4 54 13.5 0 20 UAB
2007 1 1 1.0 0 1 VU
2008
591
18.2
0
37 GSU
Total 5 55 11.0 0 20 UAB