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Mark Allen to Continue Career at Duquesne

The former Penn State running back will look to light it up at the FCS level.

NCAA Football: Kent State at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Former Penn State running back Mark Allen may have graduated and left the Nittany Lions, but that doesn’t mean his college playing days are behind him.

Allen announced on his twitter page Wednesday that he will graduate transfer to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and be immediately eligible to play for the Dukes.

Duquesne plays in the FCS Northeast Conference and went 9-4 a year ago on its way to a top-25 finish.

Allen was a three-star recruit in the class of 2014 who initially pledged his commitment to Bill O’Brien and then stuck with the Nittany Lions when James Franklin came on board.

He was an important part of the Nittany Lions running back rotations in 2015 and 2016 and figured to see the field often in 2018 before a season-ending injury cut his senior campaign short.

In his time with Penn State, Allen became known as a locker room leader, a versatile back and one of the best pass blocking backs in the conference, despite his diminutive stature.

We wish Mark the best of luck in his future endeavors.