USC RB Javorius Allen declares for the NFL Draft


The USC football program has announced that running back Javorius Allen has decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.  The Trojan tailback that goes by “Buck” led the team in rushing yards this past season, but he is already 24 years old, so rather than stay another season, he went ahead and declared for the draft after an extremely productive season.

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Allen is listed 6’1″ 220lbs and ran for 1,489 yards and 11 touchdowns at 5.39 yards per attempt in 13 games.  He was also a big part of the passing game as he caught 41 passes for 458 yards and another touchdown.  His combination of size, strength and versatility could help him stand out in what could be a historic running back class in this year’s draft.

Allen went out on a high note as in this year’s Holiday Bowl against Nebraska, he ran for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns with a catch for 16 yards in a game that ended up being a shootout.  The Trojans were able to cap off Steve Sarkisian’s first season as head coach and what turned out to be Allen’s final game as a Trojan with a bowl win and the ninth victory of the season for the team.  In many ways, USC went as Allen did with losses against Boston College and UCLA where Allen was held to 31 and 60 yards respectively on the ground.