Josh Allen is one of the fast-rising American football quarterbacks and is currently associated with the Buffalo Bills. The youngster began his professional career in 2018 after being drafted by the Bills in the first round of the NFL draft of 2018. He completed his collegiate career with the Wyoming Cowboys of the University of Wyoming. While he was there, Allen led the Cowboys to win the Idaho Potato Bowl for which he won the MVP of the tournament. Learn more about the player below.
Josh Allen Biography
The Bill’s star was born Joshua Allen in Firebaugh, California on the 21st day of May 1996. He was born to American parents Lavonne and her husband Joel Allen. Josh grew up along with his three other siblings Jason, Nicala, and Makenna Allen. He spent his early years on a farm near Firebaugh, California. Josh holds an American nationality and is of Swedish ethnic descent. While he was growing, the quarterback attended Firebaugh High School and graduated in 2014.
During his high school days, Josh was involved in several sporting activities organized by his school. Interestingly, he was the highest scorer on the school’s basketball team and he equally participated in other sports such as baseball and football. Although he wasn’t among the top football players during high school, the player has developed himself and today he has established himself as one of the fast-rising quarterback players in the NFL.
Soon after his graduation in 2014, the youngster enrolled at Reedley Junior College. After putting up an impressive performance during the 2014 season, he was recruited by the University of Wyoming football team. Joining the team in 2015 season, Josh featured in two games for the Cowboys before he was ruled out following a broken collarbone. The injury placed Josh on a medical redshirt for the rest of the season.
The following year, he played all fourteen games for the Cowboys covering 3.203 passing yards while scoring 28 touchdowns. Ending his college career in 2017, Josh Allen made six interceptions while scoring 16 touchdowns and throwing for 1,812 yards. Josh also led the Cowboys to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl competition where he emerged as the most valuable player in 2017.
NFL Draft Profile, Career Stats, and Highlights
Prior to the NFL draft of 2018, Josh Allen participated in the NFL combine where he finished as one of the best quarterbacks. During the drills, Josh stood at 1.95 m tall with a commensurate weight of 108 kg. His hand size was 10 1/8 inches while his arm length was 33 ¼ inches. He also completed the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds, 20-yard shuttle in 4.4 seconds, and three-cone drills in 6.90 seconds. Following his impressive performance, Josh was projected to be among the top picks in the first round of the draft.
During the draft, Allen was the seventh player to be chosen by the Buffalo Bills. Soon after that, the quarterback signed a four-year rookie contract worth $21 million with the Bills in July 2018. Joining the team, Josh competed for the starting shirt with Nathan Peterman and Aj McCarron during the preseason games.
While the 2018 season was underway, Josh was placed as a backup to Peterman following the departure of AJ McCarron to Oakland Raiders. The player made his first professional appearance for the Bills in their game against the Baltimore Ravens on 9th September 2018. Although the Bills lost the game, Josh was able to complete 74 passing yards for his team.
In their next game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Allen showed great improvement; thus finishing the game with two interceptions, one touchdown, and 245 yards. He led to Bulls to victory after their triumph over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3. Notably, the player broke Bills record for rushing yards in a single game by rushing for 135 yards in their Week 12 loss against the Miami Dolphins. So far, the quarterback has been enjoying a blossoming rookie season while on his way to superstardom.
Who is Josh Allen’s Girlfriend?
While Josh Allen is in the field doing what he knows how to do best, the star player is also successful in his love life. He is currently in a relationship with a lady named Brittany Williams. Brittany was born and raised in California. She was a former cheerleader while at Fresno State University. The pair has known each other since childhood but didn’t start their relationship until college.
Just a while ago, the gorgeous couple celebrated their one year anniversary with a trip to Disney Land. Although they are not married at the moment, the bond between them shows they are really meant for each other. We hope they make it down the aisle to seal their love with a nuptial bond soon.