Cardinal Capsule: Brian Allen

Nov. 16, 2001

Brian Allen

Sport: Football
Year: Senior
Height: 5-10
Events: Running Back
Hometown: Ontario, Calif.
High School:Morse
Major: Political Science
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Allen has rushed for 797 yards this season, and is on the verge of becoming only the fourth runner in school history to gain over 1000 yards in a single season...He is currently sixth on the all-time Cardinal rushing list, and has rushed for 2022 yards in his career...Followed up a career-high 138 yard rushing performance against Washington on Nov. 3 with another career-best 143 at Arizona one week later... Allen currently ranks third in the Pac-10 in rushing, first in kickoff returns and second in all-purpose running. Has scored seven touchdowns so far this season.
The Stanford football team will be fun to watch this year because:

We are going to surprise some teams this year. We have so many weapons on offense and defense.

BA, the Hulk.

Favorite Food:
Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Chinese Food.

Favorite TV Show:

If you could have dinner with a famous person, living or dead, who would it be:
Other than Jesus Christ, it would have to be Martin Luther King.

Favorite midnight snack:
Breakfast skillet from Denny's.

Favorite Athlete:
Emmitt Smith.

Place you haven't been you would most like to visit:
New York City, my roommate always talks about how great it is, so I want to check it out for myself.

Best advice you ever received:
'The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.'

Favorite website:

If you were going on a road trip and could only take one CD, which one would you take:
Tu Pac Greatest Hits.

Most prized possession:
My Holy Bible.

If you could play another sport at Stanford, what would it be:
Baseball. I think I would lead the team in steals.

Opponent you would most like to beat:
San Jose State.

Most influential person in your life:
Jesus Christ.

If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Buy my parents a new house, invest a little, and then give the rest to charities- especially charities that help inner-city youth.

Favorite actor and actress:
Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts.

Something about yourself that few people know:
I like to write poetry and I like to sing.

Which of your teammates do you admire the most and why:
Randy Fasani and Mike Biselli, they're great leaders on and off the field. They are also great Christian role models for other teammates.

Nobody knows how much I like:
Greek and Roman art...Thank you Professor Maxmin.

A friend from another college football team:
Mike Freeman of Washington State.

Favorite non-football activity:
Listening to R&B music.

After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:
Someone that played football at Stanford, the way it is supposed to be played. A player that worked hard in every aspect of the game (practice, film study, game-day and off-season conditioning).

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