Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
ECU Opens Fourth and Final Week of Spring Drills
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Pirates Keep Preparation Efforts On Course For Saturday's Scrimmage
An athletic, physically strong and mobile performer who should be in position to earn his first letter as a key special teams contributor and reserve in the secondary ... Completed spring drills listed as the No. 3 boundary cornerback, behind projected starter Leonard Paulk and Rocco Scarfone ... Logged three tackles in the spring's first scrimmage (March 31) before following with one stop and a pair of pass breakups a week later ... Closed the practice period with two hits in the '12 Purple-Gold Game (April 14) ... Garnered an "elite" grade during spring strength and conditioning testing, completing top lifts of 330 pounds (bench press) and 301 (power clean) and generating a wattage of 1,312 in the jerk ... Also turned in a 10'.25 broad jump and was timed at 4.56 in the 40.
2011: Did not experience any game action, but again served as a member of the scout teams.
2010: Spent time on the scout teams while redshirting during initial season at ECU ... Officially signed with Ruffin McNeill's program in February.
High School: A three-year varsity starter for coach Luke Little ... 14-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds left gave the Rebel Bulls a 19-12 opening-round 1A playoff win over Lakewood in 2009 ... Named to the NCPreps.com 1A All-State team as a defensive back senior year ... An All-Yadkin Valley Team selection on defense and special teams following final campaign ... As a junior, threw for 1,000 yards and had more than 500 yards receiving and rushing despite being slowed by an ankle injury ... Also picked off four passes as a safety in 2008 ... Completed 109-of-187 passes for 1,679 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore ... Picked up 623 yards on 51 carries in 2007 ... Ranked among ESPN.com's top 130 (128) best athletes in the nation ... Rated as the 24th-best prospect in North Carolina by scout.com ... Timed at 4.66 in the 40-yard dash ... In addition to football, played basketball for South Stanly.
Personal: Full name is Detric Anthony Allen ... Born November 27, 1991 ... A general business (finance emphasis) major ... Earned selection to the Dean's List (3.5 grade point average) for the spring semester in 2011 and followed with membership on ECU's Honor Roll (3.0) for both semesters during the 2011-12 academic year.