School: Michigan State
Position: LB
Year: Junior
2011 Stats: 10 sacks

A sack specialist and spark plug of a linebacker who will do just about anything to make the play, Allen will be leading a Spartans defense that seems to come out of nowhere every year and finished in the top 10 in scoring defense last season. Michigan State is coming off of two consecutive 11-win seasons, but are still looking to go to the first BCS bowl game in school history; if they hope to break through this year they'll need a big season from Allen.