Former UK Football Player Josh Allen named to pro bowl his rookie season
Despite the Jacksonville Jaguars not taking the field this Sunday, they’ve managed to make history
on conference championship weekend. Edge rusher, former UK Wildcat, Josh Allen was named to
the 2020 Pro Bowl, making him the first rookie in franchise history to make the annual game.
Allen, 23, was sensational for the Jags in 2019 after being selected with the No. 7 overall pick in
last April’s draft. He set the rookie record in sacks for the franchise (10.5) while also accumulating
44 tackles and two force fumbles. Not only was his sack total good for the best on the team in 2019, but
it was also good for the most of any rookie in the league.
Upon landing the rookie in the draft, many fans felt the team was very fortunate that Allen was available.
He proved them right to feel that way by having an immediate impact despite just starting in four games and
being a rotational player.
He’ll join teammates Calais Campbell and DJ Chark for a trip to Orlando as the Pro Bowl will take place
Sunday, Jan. 1 at 3 p.m. EST. As University of Kentucky fans it is always good to see good examples of
good things happening to good people that work hard. Josh could have left early for the NFL, may of us
are glad he decided to come back his senior year, and he probably is as well.