|54 Sean Allen|
Will open final campaign as a possible national honors candidate at the center position ... A Preseason First-Team All-Conference USA choice by Phil Steele Magazine and Sporting News ... Accepted move to the middle of the line on a more full-time basis during the spring of 2008 and has responded with back-to-back strong performances, which have also included an enhanced leadership role ... Began career as a guard during his first two seasons, but did experience limited practice duty at center to establish precautionary depth on line ... Earned unit's "most improved" award at the conclusion of spring drills in 2008 before being recognized with the "distinction of outstanding attitude, effort and leadership" award at the end of spring practice in 2009 ... Thrown into the fire as a true freshman midway during the 2006 season and has consistently developed into one of ECU's most consistent assignment blockers.
2008: Played and started all 14 games on the Pirate offensive line ... Opened 12 contests at center and started two at right guard against Marshall and Southern Miss .... Stood third on the unit with 751 snaps and was credited with 40 knockdown blocks ... Recorded a season-high six knockdowns against Memphis after opening the year with five against Virginia Tech in Charlotte ... A second-team All-Conference USA choice by league head coaches ... Member of an offensive line that helped produce four 100-yard rushing performances by three players and allowed one sack or less in eight games (four without a sack - Virginia Tech, Southern Miss, UTEP and Tulsa) ... Helped offense register at least 350 yards of total offense in seven games, including a season-best 475 against UTEP... Aided Pirates to a combined 755 total yards (377.5 ypg) and a completion percentage of 77.8 (42-of-54) during early-season victories over nationally-ranked Virginia Tech and West Virginia ... Led unit with four knockdowns vs. Marshall ... Provided pass blocking protection for a season-high 296 air yards vs. Kentucky in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl ... Played key role in additional ECU season-highs against UTEP - 231 rushing yards and 53 points.
2007: Played in all 13 games as a sophomore in a reserve role ... Logged 279 plays from scrimmage with 20 knockdown blocks ... Asserted himself as a key member of a talented, but young line that featured four sophomores and two freshmen on the preseason depth chart ... Participated in a season-high 37 plays and registered four knockdowns vs. UAB during a 41-6 ECU triumph ... Also booked four knockdowns (30 plays) at Memphis to help Pirates to a season-best 641 yards of total offense (491/rush and 150/pass) ... Helped pave way for Chris Johnson's 301-yard (second-best in school history) and four rushing TD performance ... Experienced action in 32 snaps and posted two knockdowns vs. Boise State in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl, which also helped produce the fifth individual 100-yard rushing performance of the campaign (Johnson/223) and 476 yards of total offense ... Also played in 20 snaps or more in contests vs. North Carolina, UCF, UTEP, N.C. State and Tulane.
2006: Registered 126 snaps in five games (Southern Miss, Marshall, Rice, N.C. State and South Florida) as a true freshman ... Made first of two collegiate starts at right guard against Wolfpack (11/25) ... Also earned starting nod vs. Bulls in the Papajohns.com Bowl (Birmingham, Ala., 12/23) ... Logged 24 snaps from scrimmage in first collegiate action vs. Golden Eagles and was credited with an offensive fumble recovery ... Registered 25 plays from scrimmage against Marshall before recording 12 snaps from scrimmage as a reserve at Rice ... Opened N.C. State contest at Carter-Finley Stadium and was primarily lined up against All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer Tank Tyler (two total tackles) ... Played 65 of ECU's 67 offensive plays and netted three knockdown blocks against the `Pack ... Opened second consecutive contest at right guard vs. USF, helping the Pirates compile 317 total yards ... Signed with the ECU program in February, 2006.
High School: A three-year letterman, starter and team captain who played a key role in leading Hunt to a combined 32-10 record as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Part of a Warrior program which rolled to a 13-3 record, captured the Eastern Region title and advanced to the state championship game in 2004 ... Followed with a 12-2 mark, Eastern Carolina Conference and county titles, as well as a top regional seeding, as a senior ... In addition to helping Hunt to a perfect 5-0 conference ledger, he was also part of a pair of playoff victories - 28-6 over Nash Central and 34-14 over Southeast Guilford ... Earned program's "most outstanding offensive lineman" honors in 2005 ... An all-state (3-A) selection by N.C. Preps Magazine and the Associated Press ... A two-time all-conference performer (honorable mention as a junior, first-team as a senior) ... Evaluated by coaching staff with a 90 percent blocking grade in 2005 ... Recipient of HHS's Sportsmanship Award ... Selected to the Wilson Daily Times' All-Area Offensive Team senior season ... Recorded a maximum bench lift of 350 pounds and a squat of 550 pounds ... Played for Coach Randy Raper.
Personal: Full name is Sean Sidel-Charity Allen ... Born March 4, 1988 at Wilson, N.C. ... Major is business and information technology education ... Hobbies include bowling, video games, television and working out ... Earned selection to the 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.