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Aundrae Allison
No. 88     New York Jets
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: June 25, 1984 (1984-06-25) (age 25)
Place of birth: Kannapolis, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
College: East Carolina
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 146
Debuted in 2007 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Conference USA (2005)
  • Second-team All-Conference USA (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Receptions     18
Receiving yards     231
Receiving TDs     0
Stats at NFL.com

Aundrae Akeem Allison (born June 25, 1984 in Kannapolis, North Carolina) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at East Carolina.

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Early years

Allison attended A. L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, North Carolina. He was an Associated Press All-State selection during his senior season and earned All-Conference honors twice.

College career

Allison played college football at East Carolina University for two years. In 2005, Allison was the first player in school history to pick up over 1,000 reception yards with 83 catches for 1,024 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games. Allison's 83 receptions are second in all-time single-season school history. In addition, Allison averaged 12.3 yards per reception and 93.1 yards per game (second best in Conference USA) and had five 100-yard receiving games, which was the most in a single season at ECU. Allison led the conference and was 4th nationally in receptions per game with 7.55. At the conclusion of the season, Allison was named a first-team All-Conference USA selection. During the 2006 season his production went down a bit, finishing with 62 receptions for 708 and four touchdowns. After the 2006 season, Allison entered the NFL draft.

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Statistics

East Carolina Statistics[1]
Year GP Rec Yds YPC TDs
2005 11 83 1024 12.3 7
2006 11 62 708 11.4 4
Totals 22 145 1732 12.0 11

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

Allison was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

During his rookie season with the Vikings, Allison served as a wide receiver and kickoff returner. In Week 13 against the Detroit Lions, Allison returned a kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown—a franchise record. Although not starting, he appeared in 11 of 16 regular season games. He caught a total of 8 passes for 122 yds, and returned 20 kicks for 574 yards.[2]

Allison recorded 10 receptions for 109 yards in 2008. After the team's failed attempts to trade him, Allison was waived by the Vikings on August 4, 2009.

New York Jets

Allison was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on August 5, 2009.[3] The team waived wide receiver Mario Urrutia to make room for Allison on the roster.

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