Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming UCF Game
Enjoyed a solid bounce-back campaign as a junior after suffering a nagging right foot injury which significantly limited play to only two games in 2009 ... Projected to open senior season as a top reserve at nose guard behind Michael Brooks in ECU's new 3-4 alignment ... Booked a sack which resulted in a 14-yard loss in the first spring scrimmage before closing drills with a solo stop during the '11 Purple-Gold Game (April 16).
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2009: Tallied a combined six tackles (five solo) in two games - West Virginia and North Carolina - before being sidelined for the remainder of the season with a foot injury ... Booked a career-high five stops (four solo) off the bench against the Mountaineers Sept. 12 at Milan Puskar Stadium ... Followed up with a single tally (solo) against the Tar Heels Sept. 19 before leaving the contest in the first half because of the injury. 2008 Game-by-Game Statistics
2008: Experienced action in the last eight consecutive games (beginning with Memphis Oct. 18 and ending with Kentucky Jan. 2 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl) ... Came off the bench in all eight contests as a reserve interior lineman ... Registered two total stops (solo, assist) ... Made solo hit at Southern Miss while adding assist in collegiate debut during fourth quarter action vs. Tigers at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Credited with a quarterback pressure against Wildcats during bowl action.
2007: Redshirted during initial season at ECU ... Officially signed with the East Carolina program in February.
High School: A three-year letterman and senior team captain for a Warrior program that posted a 9-3 record in 2006 ... A two-time all-county and All-North Piedmont Conference selection ... Booked 102 stops, nine for lost yardage, and four sacks as a senior ... Credited with four blocked kicks as a member of WIHS's special teams squad ... Totaled 63 tackles, three for lost yardage, while leading West Iredell to an 8-5 record as a junior in 2005 ... Tallied 63 stops as a sophomore, which included seven tackles for lost yards and four-and-a-half sacks ... Played as a freshman on varsity squad and only tackle resulted in lost yardage ... Chosen to the Winston-Salem Journal's All-Northwest squad honors as a junior and senior before earning selection to the Charlotte Observer's All-Piedmont unit in 2006 ... Coach was Mark Weycker ... Rated among the nation's Top 100 (No. 92) defensive tackles by scout.com ... Earned three additional letters as a track and field standout (shot put, discus).
Personal: Full name is Antonio Lamont Allison ... Born January 25, 1989 at Statesville, N.C. ... Son of Kimberly Allison and grandson of Linda Ferguson ... Major is communications ... Hobbies include following NFL and college football ... Nickname is Big Kat.