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Asher Allen biography

Date of birth : 1988-01-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tucker, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-14
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Asher Allen is an American football cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2009 (10/1, 2/0). Total- 10/1, 2/0.

• Had a sack and forced fumble in his 1st career game at the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers in 2009.
• Joined his 4 other 2009 Vikings rookie class members in starting a game last season.

Regularly works with teammates at community relations functions...Majored in health promotion...Cousin of Pro Football Hall of Fame WR Michael Irvin.

Started 1st career game on Sunday Night Football at Arizona (12/6/09)...Made impact in his 1st career game, forcing a fumble on a sack of QB Ben Roethlisberger at Pittsburgh (10/25/09)...Part of impressive performance by rookie class in 2009 as all 5 players started a game during the 2009 season...The Vikings 3rd round selection in 2009, taken with the 86th overall pick...Declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season.

Played in the final 10 games of the regular season and both playoff contests...Inactive for the opening 6 games of the season before earning his way onto the field...Started 1st career game at Arizona (12/6), a prime-time game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football...Made most of his 1st career action at Pittsburgh (10/25), catching QB Ben Roethlisberger and forcing a fumble on the sack...Posted 1st career INT vs. Seattle (11/22) when he snared a pass off Matt Hasselbeck...Had career-best 5 tackles in 3 games during the season- vs. Detroit (11/15), at Arizona (12/6) and vs. NY Giants (1/3/10).

Started 24-of-39 games played in 3-year career...Played with a fractured right hand for 5 games, nearly half his junior season and was still a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award and quarter-finalist for the Lott Trophy in 2008, which honors the nation’s top collegiate defensive backs...Had 53 tackles and 7 pass breakups despite his hand injury in 2008...Started 11 games as a sophomore and had a career-best 64 tackles with 2 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss and 3 INTs...Tied UGA record with 28 kickoff returns for a single-season record 690 yards...Named UGA’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a freshman...Started all 13 games at CB as a junior...Jim Thorpe Award semi-finalist despite wearing a cast that hindered his ability to make INTs and return kickoffs...Started the team’s final 11 games as a sophomore...Recorded 3 INTs and broke up 4 passes...Enrolled at Georgia in January, 2006, competing during spring drills...UGA Defensive Newcomer of the Year.

Earned Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 and Super Southern 100 honors in football at Tucker HS in Atlanta...Member of the Fox Sports Net All-South 3rd-team, Super Prep All-American and Prep Star Top 200 squads...Rated the 9th-best CB in the country by Coaches Choice All-State honors as a junior PR/KR, with 7 punt returns and 2 kickoffs for TDs...As a CB, recorded 6 INTs as a junior...Played basketball and ran track.

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