Illinois Wesleyan turns to Allen (Football)

August 20, 2011

Cameron Allen

After losing its top two running backs last season, the Illinois Wesleyan football team will look to a committee to fill the void.

One of those players is Cameron Allen of Anchorage.

The junior is a two-time letterman for the NCAA D3 college in Bloomington, serving time at tailback, wide receiver and kick returner.

Now his focus will be earning playing time in the backfield, where he will look to replace graduated standouts Eli Williams and Bo Lanter, who combined for 1,188 yards last season.

“We definitely have big, big shoes to fill,” Allen told pantagraph.com. “We’ve got to come here with the attitude we can do it. I definitely know we can do it. We have the ability and talent.”

Allen, of Service High fame, is a 5-foot-9, 175-pound speedster who is poised for a breakout season.

For his career he has rushed the ball 31 times for 124 yards. He’s also caught two passes for 47 yards.