Rookie of the Year, four words second-year player Keenan Allen can say to his doubters. Keenan Allen has made himself known in just his first season as a professional. Drafted out of North Carolina, Allen won Sporting News Rookie of the Year, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Year along with 4x Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week as well. It wasn’t an easy season for Allen despite all of his accolades. Allen was not receiving much playing time in training camp and in his first week of the season, he did not receive any playing time. Slated as the number four or five wide receivers, Allen knew if he had an opportunity he would need to make it count, he just needed one. After fellow teammates Danario Alexander and Malcolm Floyd suffered season-ending injuries, Keenan Allen received an opportunity to show off his talents. In just his third career NFL game, Allen recorded his first 100-yard receiving game of his career. This was just the start of Allen’s career. Now entering his second season with high expectations, Allen is looking to have a repeat of his success.
PPI: What is your Journey going to be like?
Keenan: Hopefully better than last year.
PPI: Coach McCoy Fill in the blank.
Keenan: HE says a lot you just gotta keep grindin.
PPI: Phillip always says what to you?
Keenan: Keenan you got to run back there I might be comin.
PPI: Who’s the hype man so far during training camp?
Keenan: Dj Fluker for sure.
PPI: Who’s been the spiritual leader when guys are down or injured in the ice tubs?
Keenan: I don’t know I try to stay out of there.
PPI: You’ve had a lot family and friends come around who’s been your biggest supporter out here? Keenan: Definitely my mom, she talks to me every day something I look forward to.
PPI: I watched the game, so proud of you. Why do you go up to guys and have so much energy?
Keenan: It’s all about having fun and seeing them do good, means there progressing.
PPI: From the rookie premiere, have you kept in touch with any of the other receivers?
Keenan: Stephen Baylor and Robert Woods
PPI: Bolt fans you can expect?
Keenan: You can expect a lot winning, more winning getting better and more winning.