The Touchdown Club of Columbus has named Josh Allen to its “20 Players to Watch” list. Allen, who will be accompanied by offensive coordinator Brent Vigen, will be honored at the TDC Awards dinner Saturday night.
Last year, running back Brian Hill was recognized at the same event.
Allen, as we all know, had a stellar redshirt-sophomore season, throwing for over 3,000 yards (which is the fifth-best season in UW history). Allen’s yardage total was good enough for second in the Mountain West and 32nd in the nation. He accounted for 3,726 yards of total offense, third best in Cowboys history.
Allen took over a Cowboys team that was held together by Brian Hill, duct tape, and sheer willpower to their first winning record in half a decade, their first bowl game in half a decade, and the first conference championship berth in 20 years.
The TDC has their own awards, given around the same time as the Heisman Award. Categories include top passer, top running back, top wide reciever, top quarterback (named after former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore), college football MVP, among others.
Other players to be recognized alongside Allen include Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State), Deondre Francois (Florida State), Riley Ferguson (Memphis), and fellow MWC player Cedrick Wilson.