Stone Bridge High School’s Jonathan Allen, who plans to attend the University of Alabama next year, recently won two of Virginia’s major football awards.
For starters, Allen was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Virginia Football Player of the Year, an award made in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports that recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high performance in academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.
Allen is the third Loudoun County football player to win the Gatorade Award. Stone Bridge’s Ed Wang won this award in 2005 and Alex Carter of Briar Woods won it last year.
In addition, Allen also was named The Washington Post’s All-Met Defensive Player of the Year. As a defensive lineman, Allen had 119 tackles, eight sacks, seven pass deflections, six fumble recoveries and five blocked kicks for the 14-1 Bulldogs. Allen has been named All-Met three times by The Post.
On Jan. 5, Allen also saw some action in the 2013 Army All-American Bowl.