Former Penn State running back Mark Allen has revealed where he plans to finish his academic and athletic career.
Allen announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he’ll be a graduate transfer at FCS program Duquesne, where he will spend his final year of eligibility. As a graduate transfer, the former Penn State running back will be immediately eligible for the Dukes.
— SCOOBY ALLEN (@theALLENshow) May 1, 2019
Allen was expected to be a key piece in Penn State’s offense a year ago but suffered a season-ending injury that cut his final year in Happy Valley short. He played in just three games last season, totaling 99 yards and two touchdowns.
Having been in the college game five years, it appears that Allen likely received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA, allowing him to play for a sixth season. He chose to leave the Nittany Lions and utilize that final year somewhere else.
Allen was originally a member of the 2014 recruiting class, brought in by then-head coach Bill O’Brien. He was a three-star running back out of high school.
In his four years in Happy Valley, Allen appeared in 29 career games, totaling 353 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He also had 93 receiving yards and two touchdowns.