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Braelon Allen selected as WSN Spring Football Defensive Player of the Year

05/19/2021, 10:00am CDT
By Travis Wilson

Fond du Lac defensive back Braelon Allen has been selected as the WSN Spring Football Defensive Player of the Year.

Fond du Lac's Braelon Allen was a man-child in what was only his third year in high school, as he'll graduate a year early and head to the University of Wisconsin.

Allen led the Cardinals to a perfect 7-0 mark, capped off by a 71-47 win over Kimberly. He finished first on the team with 57 tackles, adding five tackles for loss, three sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception, playing mostly at safety but also at linebacker and even defensive end.

You have to mention his offensive numbers also, where he ran for 1,047 yards and 21 touchdowns with two more scores through the air.

Allen was recently named a two-way First Team All-State selection by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.

Other finalists for the award were Kyle Dietzen of Omro, Brooks Empey of Stoughton, Isaac Hamm of Sun Prairie, and Avery Johnson of Lomira.

Wisconsin Sports Network will be recognizing spring football players in this unique season with WSN Spring Football Awards. Similar to our normal WSN Senior Football Awards, the spring awards will recognize the outstanding players around the state. However, these awards are open to players from all grades, not just seniors.

Over the course of the season we will provide watch lists, semi-finalists, finalists, and winners for the following categories: Offensive Skill player, Offensive Lineman, Defensive Player. The lists have been trimmed down to five finalists, with winners announced next week.

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About the Author

Travis Wilson serves as the General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.

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