Geronimo Allison

Geronimo John Allison (born January 18, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Illinois, and was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Geronimo Allison
No. 81 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:January 18, 1994 (age 25)
Tampa, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:Spoto (Riverview, Florida)
College:Illinois
Undrafted:2016
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:55
Receiving yards:758
Receiving touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com

Early life

In an interview with The News-Gazette, Allison said his mother Melissa Glover gave him his first name because she wanted to give him “a unique name.”[1] He credits his mother with instilling his religious faith, which he expresses in post-game prayers with opponents and teammates at midfield.[2]

Allison attended Spoto High School in Riverview, Florida.[3] He was academically ineligible his sophomore and junior years, but worked in private classes with the coach's wife Anne Caparaso to improve his grades and had a successful senior season.[2]

College career

Due to his academic struggles in high school, Allison began college at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He proved a bright student, finishing an associate's degree in just three semesters; he also led the team to a 22–1 record in two seasons, an NJCAA title, and led the conference in receptions, yards, and touchdowns his second year.[2]

Allison transferred to the University of Illinois, where he played for the Fighting Illini in 2014 and 2015.[4] His junior year, he was usually the second option to freshman star Mike Dudek, though he caught five touchdowns to Dudek's six for the 6–7 Illini. In week 3, he had a career best 6 receptions for 160 yards and two touchdowns in a lopsided loss to Washington.[5] Allison took over the top spot his senior year, replacing the injured Dudek for 882 yards but only three touchdowns during the 5–7 campaign. He had over 90 yards receiving in five of the first seven games, but five or fewer receptions in the final five games of the season.[6] He was an All-Big Ten honorable mention, and won the team's Service Above Self award.[2]

College statistics

Illinois Fighting Illini
Year Games Receiving
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2014 13 12 41 598 14.6 60 5
2015 12 11 65 882 13.6 53 3
Total 24 22 106 1,480 14.0 60 8
Source: FightingIllini.com

Professional career

External video
Allison's NFL Combine workout
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 3 14 in
(1.91 m)
196 lb
(89 kg)
32 78 in
(0.84 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.67 s 1.65 s 2.74 s 4.28 s 7.40 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
13[7]
All values are from NFL Combine[8][9]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Allison signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 6, 2016.[10] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Packers during final team cuts,[11] but re-signed to the Packers' practice squad two days later.[12] On October 24, 2016, he was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.[13] Allison made his NFL debut against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8. His first career NFL reception came as a four-yard touchdown from Aaron Rodgers in the second quarter.[14] Though he started the Packers' last two games, he ended the season with just 12 receptions.

On July 19, 2017, Allison was suspended for the first game of the 2017 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.[15] In week 3, he had career bests of 6 receptions and 122 yards against Cincinnati, and finished fourth among Packers receivers on the season with 23 receptions.[16][17]

Allison was re-signed by the Packers on March 14, 2018.[18] He started the season well, with 19 receptions for 289 yards and two touchdowns before suffering a concussion in Week 4.[19][20] Allison was placed on injured reserve on November 6, 2018 after undergoing groin surgery.[21][22]

On March 13, 2019, Allison was re-signed by the Packers.[23]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS Receiving Fumbles
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2016 GB 10 2 12 202 16.8 39 2 0 0
2017 GB 15 2 23 253 11.0 72 0 2 0
2018 GB 5 4 20 303 15.2 64 2 1 0
Total 30 8 55 758 13.8 72 4 3 0
Source: NFL.com

Postseason

Year Team GP GS Receiving Fumbles
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2016 GB 3 1 5 65 13.0 26 0 0 0
Total 3 1 5 65 13.0 26 0 0 0
Source: pro-football-reference.com

References

  1. ^ Asmussen, Bob (October 10, 2014). "Q&A with Geronimo Allison". The News-Gazette. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Hendricks, Martin. "Allison thankful for opportunity". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Wilde, Jason (August 4, 2016). "Nearly a 'never was,' rookie receiver Geronimo Allison catches Packers' eye". ESPN. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Illinois Fighting Illini: Geronimo Allison". FightingIllini.com. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Illinois at Washington Box Score, September 13, 2014". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.
  6. ^ "Geronimo Allison Career Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.
  7. ^ McGinn, Bob (May 6, 2016). "A closer look at the Packers rookie free agents". JSOnline.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Geronimo Allison". NFL.com. Archived from the original on April 18, 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  9. ^ "Geronimo Allison – Illinois, WR : 2016 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". DraftScout.com. Archived from the original on April 18, 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  10. ^ "Packers sign 19 rookie free agents". Packers.com. May 6, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Packers keep six undrafted rookies, including QB Joe Callahan". Packers.com. September 3, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Packers sign LS Goode; claim RB Pressley". Packers.com. September 5, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  13. ^ "Packers promote WR Allison, S Whitehead to active roster". Packers.com. October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  14. ^ Demovsky, Rob (October 31, 2016). "Encouraging sign: Aaron Rodgers, Packers' offense back on track". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  15. ^ Florio, Mike (July 19, 2017). "Geronimo Allison suspended for first game of regular season". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  16. ^ "Packers' Geronimo Allison: Drops 122 yards on Bengals". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "2017 Green Bay Packers Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  18. ^ Hodkiewicz, Wes (March 12, 2018). "Negotiating window opens today for pending NFL free agents". Packers.com. Archived from the original on May 19, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  19. ^ "Peterson, Redskins stomp sloppy Packers, 31–14". Superior Telegram. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  20. ^ "Packers' Geronimo Allison: Enters concussion protocol". CBSSports.com.
  21. ^ Bouda, Nate. "Packers Place WR Geronimo Allison on IR, Waive S Jermaine Whitehead". NFLTradeRumors.co. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  22. ^ "Packers place WR Geronimo Allison on IR, release S Whitehead". Packers.com. November 6, 2018.
  23. ^ "Packers officially keeping WR Geronimo Allison on 1-year deal". packerswire.com. March 15, 2019.

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2014 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

The 2014 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Tim Beckman, and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They were members of the new West Division of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for fifth place in the West Division. They were invited to the Heart of Dallas Bowl where they lost to Louisiana Tech.

2015 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

The 2015 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by interim head coach Bill Cubit, and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They were members of the West Division of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 5–7, 2–6 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for fifth place in the West Division.

On November 28, interim head coach Bill Cubit was signed to a two-year contract and named head coach. However, on March 5 Cubit was fired by new athletic director Josh Whitman.

2016 East–West Shrine Game

The 2016 East–West Shrine Game was the 91st staging of the all-star college football exhibition, was played on January 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST, and featured NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players and a few select invitees from Canadian university football. The game featured more than 100 players from the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season and prospects for the 2016 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The game was held in St. Petersburg, Florida at Tropicana Field, and benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game was be broadcast on the NFL Network.

The East–West Shrine Game Pat Tillman Award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service. The award is about a student-athlete's achievements and conduct, both on and off the field." The 2016 winner was Keenan Reynolds of Navy.

2016 Green Bay Packers season

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2016 NFL Draft

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2017 Green Bay Packers season

The 2017 Green Bay Packers season was their 99th season overall, 97th season in the National Football League, and the 12th under head coach Mike McCarthy. After reaching the NFC Championship Game in the previous season, the Packers failed to improve a 10–6 record from 2016 and were eliminated from postseason contention after Week 15, making this the first time since 2008 that they failed to make the playoffs. After a 4-1 start, the Packers lost starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury during the week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and went on to lose 8 of the 11 remaining games. A loss to the Lions in week 17 secured the Packers’ first losing season since 2008.

The Packers' opponents in this season were almost identical to that of their 2005 season in which the team finished 4-12; this season the Packers faced the Seattle Seahawks, and teams from the NFC South & AFC North. The lone difference between these two seasons was that the team faced the Dallas Cowboys, replacing the Philadelphia Eagles, as the Cowboys won the NFC East in 2016.

2018 Green Bay Packers season

The 2018 season was the Green Bay Packers' 98th season in the National Football League, their 100th overall and their 13th and final season under head coach Mike McCarthy. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to injury, the Packers were aiming to improve their 7–9 record from last season but finished with a 6–9–1 record.

For the first time since 2007, Jordy Nelson did not play for the Packers as he signed with the Oakland Raiders via free agency during the offseason.

On January 7, 2018, Brian Gutekunst was named the new general manager, after Ted Thompson took over as the senior advisor to football operations.On December 2, 2018, after a 4–7–1 start, Mike McCarthy was fired hours after the Packer's Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and Joe Philbin was named as the interim head coach. After a loss to the Chicago Bears in week 15, the Packers were eliminated from the postseason. This was the first time the Packers missed the postseason back to back years since 2005 to 2006, which were also the first two seasons of the Aaron Rodgers era and the beginning of the Rodgers/McCarthy era. This was also the first time the Packers suffered from back to back losing seasons since 1990 to 1991.

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