LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 30: Running back Braelon Allen #0 of the Wisconsin Badgers warms up before a game against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl at Allegiant Stadium on December 30, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Badgers defeated the Sun Devils 20-13. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers RB Braelon Allen addresses the latest transfer portal rumors

Wisconsin Badgers RB Braelon Allen addresses the latest transfer portal rumors

Madison, Wis. – If you’re a fan of the Wisconsin Badgers football program, you’ve already endured enough heartbreak and frustration this season to last a lifetime. 

That said, an unsettling rumor surfaced on Wednesday night when On3 reporter Chris Balas chimed in on a message board, responding to a fan who asked him about the rumblings of an elite-level Big Ten running back entering the transfer portal. The Michigan reporter wrote back, “Yes. It is Braelon Allen. But now that it’s out, we’ll see what happens.”

It didn’t take long for those rumors to spread like wildfire, leaving Allen no choice but to address them in short order. 

The 6-foot-2, 236-pound tailback completed an interview with Drew and KB, a Wisconsin-based radio station, and had this to say: 

“I didn’t really know anything about it until probably last night,” Allen said. “Only thing I can really say for me is ‘On, Wisconsin.’ As long as coach (Jim) Leonhard is here, that’s where I’ll be.”

Through the first ten games, Allen has carried the ball 189 times for 1,029 yards with 10 touchdowns – adding an additional 11 catches for 104 yards receiving. 

The Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, native is one of the focal points of the Badgers offense and is an integral piece of the program moving forward. 

Allen’s status with UW will be an interesting situation to monitor once the season concludes, but he’s also made it clear that if coach Leonhard gets the full-time gig, he’ll remain in Madison. 


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