He later decided to return to Kentucky for his senior season. He was drafted by the Bills in the first round (7th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, becoming the highest drafted NFL player from the University of Wyoming and the highest drafted quarterback in Bills' history. , In Week 1 against the New York Jets, Allen set career highs in passing attempts, completions, and yards as he completed 33 of 46 passes for 312 yards and threw for two touchdowns.  Despite a 21–17 loss to the Dolphins the following week, Allen threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns and added 135 yards on the ground (averaging 15.0 yards per pass attempt). Reedley averaged 285.3 passing yards per game to rank No. Despite the Bills being down 16–0 at one point in the third quarter, Allen led the team to 17 unanswered points.
He also had one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown, and two interceptions.
, On September 9, 2018, Allen made his first regular season appearance against the Baltimore Ravens after Peterman was benched after posting a 0.0 passer rating.  Allen was just the third player since 1975 with 25+ pass yards, 40+ rush yards, and 15+ receiving yards in a single game. After the 2018 regular season, Allen was named the SEC Defensive Playe…  With playoff seeding locked up, Allen had a limited role in the regular season finale loss to the New York Jets. In fact, when Allen made his verbal commitment to Monmouth, no Division I FBS school had offered him a scholarship, and no other NCAA Division I school, whether FBS or FCS, had made him an offer. The brand name of the pistachios is still under consideration, though Allen has joked that he could call them "Josh's Nuts. In his second year as a starter, he led the Bills to a 10-win season and their second playoff appearance since 1999. , In Week 4, Allen won against the Las Vegas Raiders by a score of 30-23, throwing for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns, with another rushing touchdown. His lead agent is Patrick Collins, whose most notable clients include Daniel Jones and Taylor Lewan. At the time, Josh was about 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds.  Allen credited the company's premier golf ball technology and plans for a $30 million golf and hotel complex on Ganson Street in Buffalo, New York as reasons for his investment in the company.  He became the first quarterback in Bills' history with at least 300 pass yards and three touchdowns in three consecutive weeks and surpassed Jim Kelly's franchise record for most passing touchdowns in the team's first three games with ten. 7 among all California junior-college quarterbacks in 2014.  In his first mock draft in January 2018, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. predicted that the Cleveland Browns would select Allen over other top quarterbacks in the 2018 draft, such as Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, and Lamar Jackson. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Eliot told Ansley to detour to New Jersey to meet with Allen, and arrange for an immediate campus visit if he was at least 6'4". Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos.  After leading Buffalo to its first 3–0 start since 2011, Allen struggled against a stout New England Patriots defense, throwing three interceptions, but became the first player to score an offensive touchdown on the Patriots in the 2019 season. 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John Fiore, at the time head coach at Montclair High, actively tried to get Rutgers to evaluate Allen, but the coaching staff there showed no interest. He became the first quarterback in Bills history to lead the team in both passing and rushing in a season. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Allen visited Kentucky and signed with the Wildcats three days later. Some school's results have been altered by retroactive NCAA penalties. It’s pretty cool.” Allen worked with New Era’s creative team to design a special-edition cap released and sold in October 2019 to benefit Oishei Children’s Hospital. He also ranked 20th among California JUCO quarterbacks in passing yards as a freshman, and ranked 42nd in the state in rushing, averaging 66.0 yards per game. Receiving only one offer out of high school and having to play one year of junior college football at Reedley College, Allen was eventually recruited to Wyoming, where he led the Cowboys to a Mountain West Conference division title and two bowl games. In Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football, Allen recorded his first sack of the season during the 31–13 loss. , Allen is represented by Creative Artists Agency.
It means a lot to him.” Allen has a personal connection to children’s health because his younger brother, Jason, was hospitalized for a few days as a child for a rare condition called Kawasaki disease, which inflames blood vessels. He threw for 1,812 yards, 16 touchdowns, and six interceptions in 2017. Only Eastern Michigan and Wyoming offered him a scholarship, and Eastern Michigan withdrew its offer when Allen visited Wyoming late in the 2014–15 junior-college signing period. In college and early on in his professional career, Allen maintained a gunslinger attitude, attempting and completing difficult passes but also taking unnecessary risks. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Allen wears a blue “NEGU” (Never Ever Give Up) bracelet from the foundation.  He led all quarterbacks with eight rushing touchdowns on the season.  The 99 rushing yards broke the Bills franchise record for rushing yards in a game by a quarterback, previously held by Tyrod Taylor. 1 pick in the NFL draft next year.
While Allen had verbally committed to Monmouth, he was still available for recruitment as he had yet to sign a letter of intent. , In December 2017, Allen graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in social science.
, Allen returned after missing four games, getting the start against the Jacksonville Jaguars, which was noteworthy as Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey had called Allen "trash" prior to the season.
Joshua Patrick Allen (born May 21, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). , Despite Allen leading New Jersey in sacks as a senior, he was still very much under the recruiting radar. Individually, Allen’s 26 touchdown passes tied him for No. , Wyoming's coaches initially visited Reedley to scout another potential transfer, but former Fresno State assistant Dave Brown, who had since become part of the inaugural staff of new Cowboys head coach Craig Bohl, was familiar with Allen, and urged offensive coordinator Brent Vigen to recruit him.  Allen's 57-yard completion to Zay Jones, which traveled 64 yards, tied for the second longest air distance ever recorded by NFL Next Gen Stats for a completed pass. To go there and be at children’s hospital - it’s heart-wrenching. He scored 29 total touchdowns in the 2019 season, resulting in a total donation of $5,800 to the hospital.
Allen attended Reedley College, a junior collegewhere one of the football assistant coaches at the time was married to Allen's cousin.  In Week 15 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football, Allen threw for 139 yards, one touchdown, and one interception and rushed for 28 yards and a touchdown during the 17–10 win.
, Following his junior season in which he had 7 sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss, Allen was named to the AP Second team and the All-SEC team. He also said that it’s the first time they’ve ever produced a cereal in a team’s specific colors. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. " Despite receiving an offer from Wyoming, Allen made one final pitch to Fresno State's staff, sending a pointed email to an assistant referencing the fact that the team had received a commitment from a quarterback prospect who was both shorter and lighter than Allen was when Fresno State turned him down in high school. 7 overall", "Bills GM Brandon Beane: Josh Allen to begin as third QB", "After trading AJ McCarron, Bills name 2017 fifth-rounder Nathan Peterman starting QB", "Ravens get defensive in 47–3 rout of inept Bills", "Enough already with Nathan Peterman; Time to turn to Josh Allen is now", "Josh Allen Becomes Buffalo's Starter: Are the Bills Making the Right Move?  He also dropped into coverage on 141 snaps and allowed just 130 yards on 19 targets without allowing a touchdown.  Another sister, LaTorri Hines-Allen, played Division I basketball at Towson, and still another sister, Kyra Hines-Allen, played NCAA Division II basketball at Cheyney. That includes the Fresno, California chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where his sister works in fundraising, and the Jessie Rees Foundation, which supports children fighting cancer. Following his junior season in which he had 7.0 sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss, Allen was named to the AP Second team and the All-SEC team. He completed 13 of 28 passes for 153 yards, and also rushed for 26 yards and the aforementioned touchdown before suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit from Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones, which forced him out of the eventual 16–10 Bills loss. He became the first Bills quarterback to pass for 300 yards in back-to-back games since Drew Bledsoe in 2002.
Allen did not play in the team's first three games in 2014, but in the next game he ran for four touchdowns after coming off the b…  He was expected to miss at least two games with the injury.
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