Tom Allen went to the transfer portal to find his next running back. It’s looking like it’s working out in his favor so far per Tyler Tachman of Indy Star.

One thing that Allen has loved about Auburn transfer RB Shaun Shivers so far is his toughness even though he’s considering small for a running back, at 5-foot-7. Allen says that Shivers’ toughness sets him apart. Shivers has 183 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns so far in 2022.

“He really has a different mindset,” said Allen. “He really does. But that’s infectious. So that’s what I love about him. He is tough as nails. And you saw that shot he took last week. I mean, that was like, holy smokes. And he just had a sore chest, that was it. And so he came back and played.”


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Other than how he plays on the field, Allen has really liked getting to know him off the field too. He is very likable, and has been a great addition to Indiana’s locker room.

“There’s a charisma about him,” Allen said Thursday. “He’s enjoyable to be around, first of all. He’s a funny guy. But I love his work ethic, I love his toughness, I love his grit, I love his attitude.