BERKELEY - Cal wide receiver/returner Keenan Allen announced Wednesday that he intends to forego his senior season at Cal and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Allen finishes his Cal career as the school's all-time leader with 205 receptions, while ranking third with 2,570 receiving yards and seventh with 17 touchdown catches.
"I am grateful for all of the opportunities the University of California has provided me over the past three seasons," Allen said. "The experience and friendships I have gained at Cal will help me throughout my life both on and off the field. I have always dreamed of having an opportunity to play in the NFL, and my time at Cal has helped me get to the point in my career where I believe I am ready to take that next step. I am thankful for my experience at Cal and am excited about what the future holds."
Allen is also in the career record books along with brother and quarterback Zach Maynard for the longest pass play in school history when the pair connected for a 90-yard score at Washington in 2011. His 13 catches against USC in 2011 is tied for third on Cal's all-time single-game reception list, while his 197 receiving yards at Washington the same season is fifth. In addition, he equaled DeSean Jackson as the fastest player in Cal history to reach both 1,000 career receiving yards in his 16th career game vs. Utah and 100 career receptions in his 18th contest against Washington State, both in 2011, as Jackson reached both respective marks in 2006 in the same number of total games in his career. Allen also totaled 3,458 all purpose yards to rank just outside the school's all-time top 10, adding 30 rushes for 258 yards (7.7 ypr) and two touchdowns on the ground, 21 punt returns for 252 yards, and 18 kick returns for 406 yards. He caught a pass in each of the 33 games (29 starts) he played in at Cal from 2010-12, scoring 120 points on 17 touchdown receptions, two scoring runs and one punt return TD.
What do you guys think about this? Right call? Or wrong call? Or Keenan Allen for HEAD COACH! Good luck, Keenan!