• position Quarterback
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 215
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • High school Lexington Catholic
  • Previous School Georgia Southern/Tarleton State

2024 – Senior

  • Transferred back to Kentucky as a graduate transfer after one season at Georgia Southern and one at Tarleton State
  • Will have two seasons of eligibility left

2023 – Junior (Georgia Southern)

  • Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules
  • Dean’s List (Fall of 2023)

2022 – Sophomore (Tarleton State)

  • Started 11 games for Tarleton State
  • Named the Western Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year
  • Threw for 2,836 yards and had 23 touchdowns on the season with just 11 interceptions
  • Had 79 rushing attempts for 110 yards with one rushing TD
  • Had five games with 300 yards or more through the air … Tied for the third most 300+ yard games in a single-season in program history, tied with Steve Kelley (2001), only behind Kevin Vickers (seven, 1994) and Cliff Watkins (six, 2003)
  • Led the WAC in passing touchdowns (23, 16th in FCS), passing yards (2,828, 17th in FCS)
  • Threw for 316 yards and four scores at North Alabama, earning WAC Offensive Player of the Week honors … Four touchdown passes tied for the third-most TD passes by a WAC QB in 2022 … 86-yard pass to Jaden Smith was the longest pass in the conference
  • Had a season-high 406 yards passing and three touchdowns at Southern Utah … 406 yards were the 11th most in Tarleton Football history and the 12th 400+ yard game in program history … Second-highest yards by a WAC QB in 2022
  • Threw for three scores against Houston Christian
  • Made the Honor Roll in the spring

2021 – r-Freshman

  • Played in three games (ULM, New Mexico State and Louisville) and completed 8 of 12 passes for 92 yards
  • Entered in the fourth quarter vs. New Mexico State and completed 3 of 4 passes for 40 yards … Also had a three-yard scramble for his first collegiate rushing touchdown
  • Got a career-long 23-yard rush at Louisville

2020 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season
  • Mid-year enrollee
  • Saw action in two games (Vanderbilt and at Alabama)
  • Completed 3-of-7 passes for 40 yards
  • Saw his first collegiate action vs. Vanderbilt on Nov. 14 and completed 3 of 5 passes for 40 yards

High School

  • Four-star recruit by Rivals as the No. 13 pro-style quarterback
  • Rated a top 500 player in the class by 247Sports and the No. 19 pro-style quarterback
  • Named the Paul Hornung Award winner given to the top high school player in Kentucky
  • Four-year starter who compiled 11,439 career passing yards and 127 touchdowns, numbers that put him in the top five all-time
  • Coached by Nigel Smith
  • Candidate for Kentucky’s Mr. Football award
  • Completed 248 of 366 passes for 3,682 yards and 38 touchdowns and rushed for a team-high 478 yards and 12 scores
  • Three-time first-team All-State
  • Named to the 2019 Class of the Commonwealth by the Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Also was a two-year basketball letter winner
  • Academic All-State
  • Member of the Beta Club and was named Academic All-State
  • Picked Kentucky over Georgia, Washington State, West Virginia, Duke and others

Community Cats

  • Volunteered at LexCity Church (2020)
  • Participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Men’s Conference at Southland Christian (2020)


  • Born in Carmel, Indiana
  • Son of Bill and Ingrid Allen
  • Dad, Bill, also played quarterback at Kentucky from 1984-88
  • Graduated from Georgia Southern in December of ’23 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in management … Will begin working on a master’s degree in business administration in the fall

Beau Says

  • His nickname is “Beau” – his birth name is William
  • After football his dream job is to be an investment advisor
  • One thing most people don’t know about him is that he reads everyday
  • His favorite family recipe that he can make is macaroni and cheese
  • His go-to karaoke song is “Piano Man”
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