Toronto Argonauts

 Damon Allen - Quarterback - 6'1" 170lbs - Cal State Fullerton

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"Damon Allen" said (Jason) Garrett, "is one of the greatest athletes i've ever seen in my life." It's a popular theme down here. A couple of days ago, Allen's big brother Marcus, the Hall of Fame running back, said with all due respect to the two teams playing in the Super Bowl, there isn't an athlete on either team as great as Damon, Randall Cunningham, the one-time Eagles and Vikings star and current Cowboys backup, said not long ago that of all the quarterbacks who never got the chance to play in the NFL, Allen was the best. "I've never seen anyone throw the ball like Damon Allen," said Garrett. "With all the premiums on timing passes, real accuracy is important in Canada because the field is so wide and guys run out of their breaks. Well, when I go up there for the first practice, he throws a 25-yard in-cut to the wide side of the field and I'm like, 'Are you kidding me?' "And then, after practice, when we're throwing individual routes, he goes over on the other side of the ball and covers guys like a cornerback. What a helluva player."

 

excerpt from "From Rider to ring-er" Cam Cole, Globe and Mail, January 25, 2001.

 
Damon Allen       Cal State Fullerton        
    Passing           Rushing    
Yr Team Att Cmp Yds Pct. TD Int Lg C Yds Avg Lg TD
1985 Edm 98 48 661 49 3 3 54 36 190 5.3 18 5
1986 Edm 87 49 878 56.3 8 3 75 31 245 7.9 39 6
1987 Edm 287 150 2,670 52.3 17 13 97 66 562 8.5 40 6
1988 Edm 218 94 1,309 43.1 4 12 44 33 130 3.9 13 1
1989 Ott 434 209 3,093 48.2 17 16 78 75 532 7.1 51 1
1990 Ott 528 276 3,883 52.3 34 23 74 124 776 6.3 41 7
1991 Ott 546 282 4,275 51.6 24 31 70 129 1,036 8.0 42 8
1992 Ham 523 266 3,858 50.9 19 14 82 111 850 7.7 37 7
1993 Edm 400 214 3,394 53.5 25 10 102 120 920 7.7 43 6
1994 Edm 493 254 3,554 51.5 19 15 77 120 707 5.9 43 7
1995 Mps 390 228 3,211 58.5 11 13 73 63 427 6.8 25 0
1996 BC 368 219 2,772 59.5 13 10 64 52 400 7.7 31 2
1997 BC 583 378 4,653 64.8 21 11 73 111 837 7.5 28 8
1998 BC 479 282 3,519 58.9 16 16 85 115 782 6.8 29 2
1999 BC 521 315 4,219 60.5 22 13 78 136 785 5.8 30 8
2000 BC 525 324 4,840 61.7 24 11 67 58 284 4.9 34 2
2001 BC 471 251 3,631 53.3 18 14 78 86 580 6.7 45 2
2002 BC 474 268 3,987 56.5 22 10 109 70 479 6.8 22 4
2003 Tor 450 267 3,395 59.3 17 10 102 76 507 6.7 26 4
2004 Tor 312 189 2,438 60.6 12 4 63 40 212 5.3 32 3
2005 Tor 549 352 5,082 64.1 33 15 90 85 467 5.5 26 4
2006 Tor 335 198 2,567 59.1 12 11 83 25 197 7.9 22 0
2007 Tor 67 45 492 67.2 3 0 36 4 15 3.8 6 0
Total 23 9138 5158 72,381 56.4 394 278 109 1766 11,920 6.7 51 93

 

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