Wisconsin's Braelon Allen talks unique recruiting process, first-year success with Badgers
Braelon Allen is only a freshman at Wisconsin, but he’s already had a pretty unique journey.
Versatility is an aspect that many college coaches like, and that’s exactly what Allen brings to the field. It’s why he was able to play multiple positions on the field in high school and why he was able to make the switch from linebacker to running back at Wisconsin.
Even Paul Chryst has discussed Allen’s incredible knack to play multiple positions. So far, it’s worked out well for the freshman, who has rushed for 834 yards and 9 touchdowns this season. He’s hit the 100-yard mark in each of the last 6 games.
In Wisconsin’s 35-7 win over Northwestern, Allen was responsible for 173 yards and 3 touchdowns — both career bests. That production landed him a segment with FOX college football analyst Matt Leinart.
During a 7-minute interview, Allen was asked about his unique recruiting process and how he’s developed into such a talented running back. It’s an incredibly interesting segment:
"It's incredible for me to even be mentioned in the same conversation as those guys… Being a RB at Wisconsin, it's a brotherhood."@MattLeinartQB talks with @BraelonAllen about carrying on the legacy of running back at @BadgerFootball 💪 pic.twitter.com/PAAsCa7zEr
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 19, 2021
Allen will be back on the field on Saturday as the Badgers try to win their seventh-straight game. Wisconsin will take on Nebraska with hopes of getting one step closer to the B1G Championship Game.
We’ll also see if Allen can hit the century mark for a seventh-straight time.