Braelon Allen has been a stud for the Wisconsin Badgers in the backfield during his first two seasons of collegiate football. He will be entering his junior season for Wisconsin and is looking to play another big role for the Badgers’ offense.
Braelon Allen Looking To Lead the Badgers Backfield Again
Braelon Allen rushed for 1,242 yards on 230 carries and 11 touchdowns last season. He averaged 5.4 yards per carry. Allen also caught 13 passes for 104 yards receiving. He averaged 8.0 yards per carry.
His odds to win the Heisman Trophy this season is a total long shot at +8000 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. The days of the running back winning the award feel lost because it feels like a quarterback award these days.
It doesn’t mean that Braleon Allen isn’t going to have another great season for the Wisconsin Badgers. They finished fifth in the Big Ten West last season and hope to have a better season under first-year head coach Luke Fickell.
Allen was also a stud during his freshman season. He rushed for 1,268 yards on 186 carries and 12 touchdowns. During that season, he averaged 6.8 yards per carry. Braleon Allen also caught eight passes for 39 yards receiving and averaged 4.9 yards per reception.
It is possible that he will put up similar numbers this season. He is only 19 years old. Braelon Allen could declare for the 2024 NFL Draft if things go well for him once again this season. As of right now, he isn’t projected to be a 2024 first-round pick, or any running backs are, for that matter.
Braelon Allen definitely has an NFL future in some capacity. He could have a season for the Wisconsin Badgers where he rushes for over 1,400 yards and scores 15 touchdowns. Allen is a game-breaker for them in the backfield and will continue o be a household name for at least one more season.