Powerful lineman who has been a force along the offensive line for four seasons.
Reaffirmed his starting position with a solid fall camp and started all 12 games this season while battling a persistent ankle injury... Made his 33rdnd career start at SMU, flipping over to the right side in his final game because of injuries along the line.
Started the last nine games at left guard... Made his first start of the year against Baylor and his second the following week vs. SMU... Saw action as a reserve against Texas and Northwestern.
Earned honorable mention All C-USA honors from league coaches... Started all 12 games at left guard after working on the right side during the previous spring.
Saw action in all 13 games wearing #87 while coming in on short yardage situations... Listed as Davon Primus in the 2008 Rice Media Guide but completed paperwork to change his last name to Allen (stepfather's name) during the season... Wore #87 instead of #71 when he came in as a tight end in the Owls short-yardage package.
Humble High School
2007 graduate of Humble High School... First-team all-District 21-5A selection for coach Walt Beasley... Selected to play in the 2007 Bayou Bowl against a team of all-stars from Louisiana... Threw the shot and discus in track... Earned first-team academic all-district honors as well... Active in FCA and volunteered his time to serve as a youth league football coach.
Full Name: Davon J. Allen... Born: December 16, 1988 at Arcadia, Fla... Parents: Shawn and Joi Allen (two brothers, two sisters)... Rice major: Political Science.