QBJosh Allen

Wyoming — MW
  • Height: 6047
  • Weight: 237
  • Hometown: Firebaugh, CA
  • Age: 21

Bio

2017 (Redshirt Junior):  Allen displayed amazing leadership skills in helping guide a very young Wyoming offense to an 8-5 record, a second-place finish in the Mountain West Conference Mountain Division behind only Boise State and a bowl win in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.  Despite losing four All-Conference offensive performers to NFL rosters in 2017, including Wyoming’s career rushing leader, Allen’s top two receiving targets and his starting center, the junior QB found ways to win games for the Cowboys.  Allen completed 152 of 270 passes (56.3 percent) for 1,812 yards as a junior.  He threw 16 TD passes and only six interceptions in 2017.  In his final four games of the ‘17 season, he threw 8 touchdown passes and 0 interceptions.  He also added 5 rushing touchdowns his junior year, totalling 21 TDs Responsible For.  In the bowl victory, Allen threw three first-quarter touchdown passes of 23 yards, 11 yards and 45 yards to help lead the Cowboys to the win over Central Michigan on way to game MVP honors.  He completed 11 of 19 passes vs. CMU for 154 yards.  Among his top games was a 5 touchdown performance (4 TD passes, 1 TD rushing) in a 42-3 win over New Mexico for which he was named Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week.  Allen led the Cowboys on two late, game-winning drives during the 2017 season -- one in overtime vs. Hawai’i and one in a come-from-behind win over rival Colorado State in the fourth quarter.  The only three losses suffered by Wyoming in 2017 with Allen as the starter were to three bowl teams -- on the road at Iowa, at home to Oregon and on the road at Boise State.  Wyoming’s other two losses came with him out of the lineup due to injury.  He guided a Cowboy offense that ranked No. 1 in the Mountain West and No. 2 in the nation in red-zone offense, scoring on 97.1 percent (33 of 34) of its red-zone opportunities.  The Cowboys also ranked No. 19 in the nation in fewest turnovers lost -- only 14 total turnovers lost.  Allen was invited to and participated in the Manning Passing Academy in June of 2017.  He also attended a special program approved by the NCAA for underclassmen at the 2017 NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. 
 
2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Allen helped lead Wyoming to the 2016 Mountain Division title and a spot in the Mountain West ConferenceChampionship Game. Wyoming hosted that championship game as the highest ranked team in the conference. The Cowboys went on to earn a berth in the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. He was a key player in Wyoming’s win over two Top 25 ranked teams in 2016, as the Cowboys also earned votes in the national polls. The Cowboy offense ranked No. 2 in the MW and No. 25 in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 35.9 points per game. Wyoming led the conference and ranked 22nd nationally in first downs (312). As a team, UW averaged 15.27 yards per pass completion to rank No. 3 in the MW and No. 8 in the NCAA. The Cowboys converted 90.6 percent of their red-zone opportunities into points to rank No. 2 in the league and No. 14 in the country. As a sophomore, Allen ranked No. 1 in the Mountain West and No. 6 nationally in passing yards per completion (15.33 yards). He also led the MW and was No. 16 in the country in points responsible for (218). Allen threw28 touchdown passes in 2016, placing him No. 1 in the conference and No. 20 in the NCAA.He was second in the MW and 32nd in the nation in passing yards (3,203). Allen was also No. 2 in conference and No. 40 in the nation in total offense (266.1 yards per game). His 3,203 passing yards in 2016 are the fifth best single-season total in Wyoming school history, and his 3,726 yards of total offense in a single season rank No. 3 in school history. His 36 touchdowns responsible for -- passing (28), rushing (7) and receiving (1) -- rank No. 2 in Wyoming history. Allen’s 28 passing TDs rank as the third best single season at Wyoming. He had five games of 300+ yards of total offense: 315 vs. Northern Illinois; 327 vs. Boise State; 327 vs. Utah State; 366 at UNLV; and 338 vs. San Diego State in the regular-season meeting between the two schools. His high passing game was a 334-yard effort at UNLV, his high rushing game was 74 yards vs. Air Force and his high total offense game was 366 at UNLV (334 passing and 32 rushing).
 
2015 (Sophomore): Allen saw action in two contests for the Pokes before suffering a season-ending injury. He earned his first career start against Eastern Michigan. Against Eastern Michigan, he was 3-of-4 passing for 32 yards. He also rushed for 40 yards on three carries with a career-long 24 yard rush. He also appeared in the season opener against North Dakota going 1-of-2 passing for 19 yards. For the season, Allen was 4-of-6 passing for 51 yards with three carries for 40 yards. 
 
2014 (Freshman at Reedley CC): Allen led a Reedley Community College offense that averaged 452.2 yards of total offense per game to rank No. 9 among all California junior-college teams in total offense. Reedley averaged 285.3 passing yards per game to rank No. 7 among all California JCs, scored 39.4 points per game to rank No. 10 in the state and averaged 166.9 yards rushing to rank 26th. Individually, Allen’s 26 touchdown passes tied him for No. 7 among all California junior-college quarterbacks in 2014. 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. He played for head coach Randy Whited at Reedley College. Allen played his high school football at Firebaugh High School in Firebaugh, Calif. 
 
Personal: He is majoring in communication.