An intimidating presence on the court, Allen possesses a gentle personality off it.
NORMAN, Okla. --
Imagine a 6-11 guy weighing upwards of 280 pounds in the boxing ring. Picture the same man standing in the lane blocking your path to the basket. Both would undoubtedly be intimidating sights.
Orlando Allen has provided that presence in both arenas. Before he first started playing basketball as a junior in high school, Allen's first love was boxing. Footwork, stamina and above all, toughness, are skills he learned in the ring and has been able to apply on the basketball floor.
And while he is certainly a physical specimen, Allen possesses very fun-loving, likeable and almost gentle personality off the court. Get to know the "Big O" in this week's video profile.
No. 21 Orlando Allen
Center | 6-10 | 290
Cincinnati, Ohio | Complete Bio
Facebook and cleaning my truck
Favorite midnight snack:
Chocolate ice cream
Favorite pro athlete:
Meal I prepare most often:
My autobiography title will be:
"A Giant's Journey"
Favorite OU Class:
Favorite movie: Scarface
Best non-athletic talent:
Favorite video game:
Gears of War 2
Favorite place to eat in Norman:
Number of songs on my iPod:
Best job i've had:
Working at Bengals' stadium
People wouldn't believe me if I told them:
I jumped in the lion's den at the zoo when I was 12.