Former Hog QB Allen Looks at Super Bowl as Dream Come True


ATLANTA — Former Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen says it’s “pretty crazy” to think he’s at the Super Bowl in just his third season in the NFL.

Allen will be making his first trip to the biggest game in sports as a third string quarterback, serving as a practice squad player for the Rams. He spoke with our cameras Monday at the Super Bowl’s Opening Night media event.

“This is what you dream about. It’s very special. I’m trying to take every moment I have in,” Allen said of the experience in Atlanta.

The quarterback, who holds Arkansas’ record for career passing touchdowns against Mississippi State, has bounced around a bit since joining the NFL. After being drafted by Jacksonville, he was later cut. He ended up landing a spot on the Rams practice squad.

Allen remains positive and proud of his roots in The Natural State.

“I think we have five people representing, so it’s actually really special,” added Allen. “Very proud to be here and very proud of where I came from, Arkansas.”

Click on the video above to see what happened when Allen was asked to do the hog call at the Super Bowl Opening Night.

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