37 - Jesse Allen Position: Fullback
    Class: r-Sophomore
    Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 235 lbs.
    High School: Pathfinder Regional
    Hometown: Monson, Mass.
     
    photo         A physical, young player who could battle for some backup duties at fullback this fall ... Came on the last two weeks of spring practice ... Has made a lot of progress ... Plays with leverage ... Combines outstanding strength with good size ... Has the kind of work ethic coaches like ... Does a good job of catching the ball out of the backfield ... Is already excelling in the athletic performance program ... Made progress during spring practice ...

    2003: Continued to take reps at the fullback spot ... Did not dress or play in any of the games ... Played in both jayvee games ... Had three carries for nine yards against Hargrave ... Earned Iron Hokie honors in the weight room during the preseason and was a Super Iron Hokie in the spring ... Set a position record in the power clean with a lift of 361 pounds ... His lift ranked fourth on the Hokies' all-time list ...

    2002: Worked at fullback while redshirting ... His 351-pound hang clean was the second-best on the team during fall testing ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during spring max testing ... Bench pressed 400 pounds and posted a 530-pound back squat ... Turned in an 18-yard run during one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages and had a 7-yard pass reception in another ...

    High School: Was a four-year letterman as a running back and linebacker for Coach Chris Pope at Pathfinder Regional High ... Set a school record with 2,316 yards rushing his senior year ... Scored 23 touchdowns on the ground and two receiving ... Ran for 301 yards and five TDs in a game against Dean Tech ... Posted 180 tackles, nine sacks and four interceptions from his linebacker spot ... Finished with over 3,700 yards rushing and 42 career touchdowns and had his number retired ... Scored a touchdown in the state all-star game ... A three-time all-league pick and a two-time selection for All-Western honors ... Was the team's offensive MVP as a junior and senior ...

    Personal: Jesse Lee Allen ... Born 10/22/83 in Springfield, MA ... Son of Tim and Sharron Allen ... Enrolled in university studies.

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