BYU in the NFL: How Tyler Allgeier got on the Atlanta Falcons’ radar

BYU running back Tyler Allgeier, top center, reaches for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Allgeier was a fifth-round draft pick by the Atlanta Falcons in April, and his record-setting game against Washington State helped him get noticed by some in the Falcons organization.

Young Kwak, Associated Press

One of Tyler Allgeier’s best games of the 2021 season — especially his late-game toughness — helped the former BYU running back get noticed by the Atlanta Falcons organization.

Months later, Allgeier found himself being picked by the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL draft.

It was his performance against Washington State in 2021, though, that got the former Cougars walk-on squarely on Atlanta’s radar, as Falcons team writer Tori McElhaney explains in a recent article about what the team saw in him.

That game particularly stood out to Falcons area scout Joel Collier and Atlanta’s new running backs coach, Michael Pitre.

Against Washington State last October, Allgeier finished with a career-high 32 carries for 191 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-19 BYU victory.


Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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