QB Allen set to reunite with former coaches on Windsor Lancers

Windsor adds a local recruit to their Class of 2017.

Colton Allen, a quarterback from W.C. Kennedy Collegiate, needs no introduction to the coaches of his new team, the Windsor Lancers.

“The coaches are people I’ve known for more than five years coaching my junior football,” Allen said. “The staff is a big reason why I chose Windsor. These guys have been around me for many years.”

He is already familiar with his positional coach, who coached him on his junior team, the Essex Ravens (OFA). He added that the weight trainer is a coach from his high school team, the Kennedy Clippers (Windsor and Essex County Secondary Schools Athletic Association).

Courtesy of Colton Allen.

Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, Allen couldn’t pass on a chance to play for his local team. “The most appealing aspect to the school is that I’m playing for my hometown team,” he said.

The 6’4, 180lbs political science student has dreams of attending law school after graduation. The former member of Team Ontario (Spaulding Cup) was the Ravens’ offensive rookie and the Clippers most promising male athlete in grade nine. The following year, he was an ‘iron Raven’ and Kennedy’s junior athlete of the year. He was also a multi-sport athlete, having played not only football, but hockey, soccer, squash and tennis as well.

Like any quarterback, a part of his success is drawn from the players in front of him. “To my amazing o-lines and teammates throughout the years, thank you,” Allen said. “Thanks to my parents for everything they have done, for my friends and family and coaches who have helped get me to where I am. I can never thank them enough.”

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