Nov. 5, 2011
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All-American Candidate Allen Among Nation's Leaders
All-American candidate Keenan Allen is sixth nationally in receiving yards for the second consecutive week with an average of 119.33 per contest. His 8.33 receptions per game are tied for seventh nationally. Both rank second in the Pac-12. Allen had led the country in receiving yards per game for two weeks following the Bears' contests against USC and Utah. Allen paces the Bears this season with 75 receptions, 1,074 receiving yards and five touchdown catches. The reception and receiving yards totals are career highs while the touchdowns equal a career mark. His average of 14.3 yards per reception is also a career best for Allen and the second highest among the team's regular receivers behind Marvin Jones' 14.6. Allen's five 100-yard receiving games are second in the Pac-12. Allen was also on the receiving end of a school record, the longest pass play and tied for the longest play from the line of scrimmage in the Pac-12 this season at Washington when he caught a ball from Zach Maynard for a 90-yard touchdown. Allen finished with career highs of 10 catches and 197 receiving yards (fifth all-time at Cal) in that contest against the Huskies, with the 197 receiving yards marking the fourth most by a Pac-12 player in 2011. He set a career-high with 13 grabs for 160 yards two games later against USC, with the 13 receptions tying for third on school's all-time single-game list. Allen has at least six catches and 78 yards receiving in all nine games in 2011. In addition, the versatile Allen paces the club with 1,147 all-purpose yards and an average of 127.44 per game that ranks seventh in the Pac-12 and 48th nationally. In addition to his receiving totals, he has rushed five times for 41 yards, completed a 27-yard pass to Zach Maynard the only time he attempted to throw and returned four punts for 32 yards. He is also tied for third on the team in scoring with 30 points.
Allen Chasin' and Breakin' Records
Keenan Allen's per-game averages of 119.33 receiving yards and 8.33 receptions per contest have him on pace to finish the 12-game regular-season schedule with 100 receptions and 1,432 receiving yards. Cal's current records in those categories were set by Dameane Douglas in 1998 (100 receptions) and Geoff McArthur in 2003 (1,504 receiving yards). Allen's nine-game totals of 75 receptions and 1,074 receiving yards already rank tied for third and fourth on Cal's all-time lists, respectively. Allen became the first Cal player to reach 1,000 yards receiving in a campaign in his ninth game of the season when he reached the mark against Washington State and only the sixth Golden Bear player ever to get to 1,000 receiving yards in a season, with DeSean Jackson the most recent in 2006. Allen's five touchdown receptions in 2011 leave him two scoring grabs from entering the single-season top 10. His career-high 13 catches against USC is tied for third all-time in a single game at Cal, while his 197 receiving yards at Washington are fifth. Earlier in the season, Allen became the fastest player to reach 100 receptions in his career when he made it to mark in his 18th game at Cal vs. Utah on Oct. 22. He also equaled DeSean Jackson as the fastest Golden Bear to reach 1,000 career receiving yards when he accomplished the feat in his 16th career game at Cal, which Jackson also did in 2006. Through his first 20 games at Cal, Allen now has career totals of 121 receptions, 1,564 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches. He also has six career 100-yard receiving games to rank tied for sixth all-time at Cal.
More on Allen
Paul Hornung Award - Allen is in third place in fan voting for the Paul Hornung Award as of Nov. 7. Allen's 567 votes trail only Toledo's Eric Page (1,211) and Georgia's Brandon Boykin (1,085). Fans can vote once every 24 hours through the end of the 2011 college football bowl season by visiting votepaulhornung.com. Fans' selections on this page will count as one vote and be added to the votes cast by the 16-member selection committee.