The University of West Alabama’s Terry Allen was named to the 2007 Daktronics All-Southeast Region First Team on Wednesday afternoon. Allen was among 15 players named to the first team offense and one of 58 players to receive regional recognition this season.
Allen, a Huntsville, Ala.-native, received the honor as an all-purpose player, as he led the Gulf South Conference in kickoff return yards with a school and conference record of 1,061 yards, including returning two for touchdowns. Allen’s school and conference record tying 100-yard return against Harding on September 29th, catapulted him to setting the school and conference record in return yards in a game with 216 yards.
The freshman finished second in all-purpose yards in the conference, behind Willie Hopson of Ouachita Baptist, with 1,614. Allen was second on the team in receiving (151 yards) and rushing (402 yards) and third in passing (111 yards), while finishing second in scoring with 42 points.
The All-GSC Second Team selection is the first Tiger since Gerald Gales and Ben Thoma in 2002 to receive the honor. Gales, a Birmingham, Ala.-native, and Thoma, a native of Pensacola, Fla., were each named to the first team.