#98 Darian Allen
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 275
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: W.W. Samuell HS
Experience: High School

New Mexico: Made a position change to the offensive line in 2014 after spending his first two seasons on the defensive line. ... spent most of the season learning the offensive side of the ball ... will look to break into the rotation in 2015 ... a 2015 Spring Camp Hard Hat winner.

2014 (Reshirt Sophomore Season): Did not see any game action

2013 (Redshirt Freshman Season): Did not see any game action

2012 (Freshman): Redshirted

High School: One of Samuell’s best defensive players the past two seasons...first-team All-District 9-5A as a junior and second-team All-District as a senior...his coach, Steve Pierce, said offenses ran away from Allen his senior year...still finished with 60 tackles, five sacks and three tackles for loss...played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Game...had 67 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles his junior year...a four-year letterman in football and a three-year letterman in basketball.

Personal: Born Nov. 16, 1993 in Mesquite, Texas...son of Denise and Daniel Allen...has four brothers, Daniel Jr., Anais, Brandon and William...favorite food is his mom’s jambalaya...active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...was a finalist for the FCA Scholar Athlete of the Year Award in Texas in 2011...wants to study sports medicine...a believer in fate, Darian said when he was 7 years old, he dreamed that he played college football in a uniform that was red and gray - a close approximation to UNM’s cherry and silver.