About Allen: Two-year starter at left guard ... has started 24 of Army's last 25 games since 2010 ... named to Phil Steele's College Football Preview Preseason All-Independent Second Team.
2011: Started 11 of Army's 12 games ... played in all 12 outings ... key part of front line that blocked for nation's top rushing offense (346.5 yds/game) ... team gained Academy record 4158 yards ... named second-team All-Independent by Phil Steele publications.
2010: Started all 13 games at left guard in 2010 ... made his collegiate debut in season opener at Eastern Michigan ... helped pave the way for nation's eighth-ranked rushing offense (251.6 yds/game) ... part of front line that ranked third in the country in fewest sacks allowed (0.62/game).
2009: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Three-sport stalwart at Holy Cross High in Delran, N.J. ... played for head coach Charlie Pirello in football ... three-year letterwinner on gridiron ... two-way standout ... starred along both offensive and defensive line ... three-time all-league selection ... earned all-county and all-area honors at offensive guard as well ... helped squad to league championship as a senior ... earned three additional varsity letters in wrestling, two in track and field ... specialized in shot put and discus events on track ... earned all-county honors in shot put event as a junior ... active in area religion groups as well.
Personal: Given name is Frank David Allen ... father's name is Paul Allen ... mother's name is Pat Holt ... stepfather's name is Ron Holt ... father, Paul Allen, lettered in football at Appalachian State ... also retired with rank of colonel from U.S. Marines Corps ... paternal grandfather, Paul Allen Sr. retired from U.S. Air Force with rank of lieutenant colonel ... maternal grandfather, Frank Neff, also served in U.S. Marines Corps ... Frank enjoys reading in spare time ... majoring in Information Technology.