Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

College Sports

Allen recovered from shoulder injury, ready to prove himself at quarterback for Arkansas

  • Arkansas Allens Return Football-1.jpg

    In this file photo taken Nov. 2, 2013, Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen (10) is driven from the field following an injury during an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Fayetteville, Ark. Much of Arkansas' hopes in 2014 depend on the expected improvement of Allen, who battled injuries for much of last season. (AP Photo/Beth Hall, File) (The Associated Press)

  • Arkansas Allens Return Football-2.jpg

    In this photo taken Oct. 12, 2013, Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen plays during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Fayetteville, Ark. Much of the Razorbacks' hopes fall this season on the expected improvement of quarterback Allen, who battled injuries for much of last season. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) (The Associated Press)

  • Arkansas Allens Return Football-3.jpg

    FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 28, 2013, Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen prepares to pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Fayetteville, Ark. Much of Arkansas' hopes this season depend on the expected improvement of quarterback Allen. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File) (The Associated Press)

Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen is finally healthy and eager to prove to the Southeastern Conference that he's better than his first go-around as a starter.

The junior's quest for redemption will begin in earnest when the Razorbacks report for preseason practice on Sunday. They'll take the field a day later, eager to shake any hangover from last season's winless march through the SEC.

Arkansas was 3-9 last season, losing its final nine games while Allen struggled through a shoulder injury that limited him to one practice per week.

The quarterback completed just 49.6 percent of his passes last season, but he's excited to show what he can do when healthy this year.

The Razorbacks open their season at Auburn on Aug. 30.