Donnie Allen, inducted 2019
|Donnie Allen was a Star athlete at both Tattnall Academy and Georgia Southern University. He played high school football and ran track at Tattnall Square Academy from 1982-84 leading the Trojans football team to an 11-l-l record and a region championship his senior season. In his final year he had 11 TD receptions while earning Team MVP honors as well as All City,All Region, All Middle Geogia and All State recognition. Donnie was also a standout in track participating in the 100 and 200 meter races. Following his high school playing days he enrolled at Georgia Southern University and was a two year starter for the Eagles. As a junior he caught 11 passes for 92 yards and as a senior, when Southern won it’s third national championship, he snagged 18 passes for 300 yards for an average of better than 16 yards per catch. Allen’s totals came on a team that relied heavily on the running game as their major mode of offensive attack.He also was a member of GSC’s l-AA national runnerup team of 1988. He signed with the New York Jets of the NFL after college but his professional career was cut short because of an injury suffered during preseason camp.|
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