Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Patriots Resume' - Ryan Allen

What if New England Patriots' head ball coach Bill Belichick required resumes from his players - what would those look like?  We take a stab at them, in alphabetical order...

Dear Coach,

I know that I don't really need to kiss up to you, but I am one to follow the rules, so, below, please find my requested resume'.

I know you prefer left-footed punters because the spin on the ball is way different than with a right footer, and it increases the odds of an opposing punt returner muffing the ball - we've seen it a couple of different times - so that, combined with the fact that there are no other punters in camp means that my roster spot is secure.

Besides, on the biggest stage in professional football, the Super Bowl, I had two punts that basically saved our bacon, wouldn't you say?

With just five minutes left in the third quarter, the Seahawks scored a touchdown to go up 24-14, then our offense completed an ugly three-and-out, and I had to go in and get us out of a big hole - and I nailed a Super Bowl record 64 yard kick that forced the Seahawks to start their next drive from deep in their own end.

Good thing, too, because on the ensuing play, Seahawks' receiver Ricardo Lockette burned Brandon Browner on a 25 yard pass from Russell Wilson that would have otherwise put them in field goal position but instead Malcolm Butler stepped up three straight times to force Seattle to punt.  One more three-and-out by our struggling offense found me punting from our 22 yard line, and I connected for 48 yards with my back up against the wall.

I believe that I have proven my mettle in the biggest games and in the most clutch of spots - and obviously you believe that as well, or I would have competition in camp.





Bachelor's degree, Louisiana Tech University

Work Experience:

2013 - Present, Punter, New England Patriots
Punts - 142
Yards - 6551
Average - 46.1
Inside 20 - 54


2014 - Super Bowl Champion
2014 - Super Bowl record 62 Yard punt
2012 - Unanimous All American
2012 - Ray Guy Award Winner
2011 - Ray Guy Award Winner (Nations' best punter)

Personal Information:

Born - February 28, 1990 at Salem, Oregon
Height - 6' 2"
Weight - 215


Ryan Allen Player Page - Foxborough Free Press

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