2005 stats: Saw action in 12 games, and recorded 32 tackles, 15 solo, 11 tackles for-a- loss, 8 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery on the season.
USFN: After five years at USF, what are you taking away from your College experience?
Jason Allen: I'm very appreciative for USF giving me the opportunity to play. Almost everybody shied away from me after my knee injury, but they stayed with me. Also I look back at pictures of me and J.R. Reid, we came in together and he has already played some in the NFL, I can't believe its been six years already. There has been a lot of friends and a lot of memories.
USFN: When do you graduate?
Jason Allen: I graduated in December with two degrees, Business management and Business marketing.
USFN: What are your plans after graduation?
Jason Allen: Right now I'm training a lot, I've been training and preparing for Pro-scout day. That has been my primary focus I've been training at Titus Sports Academy in Tallahassee. I'm also working with a personal trainer. I've just been getting ready, putting on the finishing touches. All my energy is on Pro-Scout day and the NFL Draft.
USFN: What players have you become closest with?
Jason Allen: I've become close with all the players as a whole. I can't really say individual names, I've played with a lot of players, and I'm close with the team as a whole.
USFN: What Coaches have you become closest with?
Jason Allen: I've become close to Coach Leavitt, coach Burnham, coach Rachel, and coach Kravitz, over the six years that I've been around the program, I've gotten real close with them.
USFN: What is one thing you'll never forget about Coach Leavitt?
Jason Allen: The one thing I'll never forget about coach Leavitt is his passion for the game. It shows in practice, he'll run sprints and plays with you. He is always there for you. You can just tell how much love he has for the game and how important it is to him. His passion transfers to you as a player, he tells you how he wishes he could play and it makes you want to play better.
USFN: Where do you see this football program going in 5 years?
Jason Allen: We have a good team right now and I have high expectations for them to do well. I think they can finish what has been started, and the team will be a powerhouse in the league.
USFN: What was your most memorable game?
Jason Allen: One of my more memorable games was the Bowl game this year. The whole experience was amazing. The week of Bowl activities, the memories, the events, being in Carolina. Another game was when we beat Louisville this year, that was incredible. Also when we played and beat Pittsburgh in 2001 that was big. Beating Bowling Green in 2002 at home was another game I won't forget.
USFNation: What was your most forgettable game as a Bull?
Jason Allen: My most forgettable game would have to be when we played at Utah in 2001. We had players like Cleveland Mitchell, and J.R. Reid. It was one of my early games, we lost 52-21. I remember hating it, but I used that loss to get better as a player.
2005 - South Florida: Saw action in 12 games, recorded 32 tackles, 15 solo, 11 tackles for-a- loss, 8 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery
2004 - South Florida: After a preseason pectoral tear suffered during weight conditioning, he was forced to sit out the entire season.
2003 - South Florida: He saw action in eight games and started in one. He also contributed on special teams.
2002 - South Florida: He saw action in six games, as a backup SAM linebacker and played on special teams.
2001 - South Florida: He finished season with eight tackles, one pass breakup and a fumble recovery. He played in all 11 games, and got one start, he played both at SAM linebacker and on special teams. In a game Against Connecticut he had a season high three tackles.
2000: He used a red shirt season to fully recover from Injury, but was able to practice.
FT. MYERS HIGH SCHOOL - He was an all-area and all-district player. He also won the team's Headhunter Award, and was the leading tackler. He was A three-year starter, who also played tight end. He was the defensive leader on the 1999 team that was 10-0 when he tore the ACL and MCL in his knee during the team's playoff game at Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
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