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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Rams in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft (4/28/18).
- Started all 20 games played during the 2021 regular season and playoffs, anchoring a Super Bowl-winning offensive line.
- Played 50 or more snaps in 18 of 20 games played in 2021.
- Was Pro Football Focus' 10th ranked center during the 2021 season with an overall grade of 74.8 and a 79.7 run blocking grade.
- Did not appear in any regular or postseason games for the 2020 season.
- Started the first nine games at center during the 2019 season before being placed on injured reserve (11/12/19).
- Made his first start against the Carolina Panthers and played all 77 offensive snaps and paved the way for a Rams rushing attack that recorded 166 rushing yards (5.2 yds/rush).
- Played in 13 regular season games and three postseason matchups during his rookie season.
- Started at center for the third 500-plus yard passing output in franchise history against the Bucanneers in 2019.
College: Four-year letter winner at Michigan State who played in 51 career collegiate games with 38 starts. Allen showed position flexibility, recording 17 starts at center, 16 at left guard and five at right guard. He was voted a team captain in 2017 and earned second-team All-Big Ten accolades three straight years (2015-17). Allen showed durability finishing his career starting in 28 consecutive games. He was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and led the Michigan State offensive line with 98 knockdowns. He played a team-high 977 snaps and was voted the team's most inspirational player (Biggie Munn Award) on offense. Allen also was the recipient of the Downtown Coaches Club Award, given to the team's most outstanding offensive player and the Up Front Award (most outstanding lineman: offense). Allen was named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, widely known as the 'Academic Heisman.' In 2017, Allen was named the Michael R. Sadler Scholar-Athlete Award recipient (top Division I college football scholar-athlete in state of Michigan). As a junior in 2016, he was named second-team All-Big Ten choice by the media and third-team pick by the coaches. As a freshman in 2014, Allen was named a first-team Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.
Personal: Allen was a three-year starter at Hinsdale Central High School where he earned first-team all-state honors (8A) from the Illinois High School Coaches Association and Chicago Tribune as a senior. Allen was a two-time All-West Suburban Conference first-team honoree and also played on the defensive line where he recorded 16 tackles, including three for a loss, 1.0, along with an interception and fumble recovery in 2013. He was the first wrestler in Hinsdale Central history to win four state medals (second at 285 pounds in 2014; first at 285 in 2013; third at 285 in 2012; third at 215 in 2011). As a junior, Allen won the 2013 3A state wrestling championship at heavyweight (285 pounds), finishing the season with a perfect 48-0 record and nearly claiming back-to-back state titles at 285 pounds. He also won the state title in the shot put in 2013 and was selected by Chicago Sun-Times as Male Athlete of the Year for 2013-14. Allen is the son of John and Leslie Allen and his older brother, Jack, was a four-year letter winner (2012- 15) and two-time first-team All-American center (2014-15) at Michigan State before spending his rookie season (2016) in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. His younger brother, Matt, is an offensive lineman at Michigan State. Brian majored in economics at Michigan State.