Position: Offensive Line
Height /Weight: 6-5 / 290
Hometown: Buzzards Bay, Mass.
High School: Wareham HS
Major: Hotel & Restaurant Management
At Delaware: One of the nation’s top returning offensive lineman…joins group that is considered one of the top units in the country with four starters and three all-conference picks returning…fourth team pre-season All-American and first team All-Colonial Athletic Association by Phil Steele College Football Preview…first team pre-season All-American by Consensus Draft Services…will start at left tackle for the third straight year….three-year letterwinner…has appeared in 31 career games, 22 as a starter…brings great athleticism and experience to the group…made great improvements in technique and upper body strength in the spring after missing some of the off-season with an injury.
2010 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding season in his second year as a starter at offensive left tackle as the team advanced to the NCAA championship game...earned his third letter for the Blue Hens after playing and starting in 13 games…missed playoff games vs. Lehigh and New Hampshire with an injury but returned for national semifinal win over Georgia Southern…earned third team All-CAA honors…key member of an offensive line that blocked for CAA Rookie of the Year Andrew Pierce and CAA Player of the Year Pat Devlin and helped the Hens rank second in the CAA in scoring offense (27.9), total offense (401.8), and rushing offense (184.4)…team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2009 Season: Played in 10 games for Delaware, starting nine at left tackle…missed Massachusetts and Towson games due to illness…earned second letter as a key member of an offensive line that allowed the Blue Hens to pass for 243.4 yards per game (No. 2 in CAA) and tally up 355.0 yards of total offense…made first career start in the season opener vs. West Chester…team went 6-5 under Keeler.
2008 Season: Earned first letter as a backup offensive guard...saw action in eight games in a backup role and on special teams (kickoff return unit)...made career debut vs. West Chester Sept. 13 at Delaware Stadium...also saw action vs. Albany, Maine, William & Mary, James Madison, Towson, Richmond, and Villanova...earned a spot on the CAA Academic Honor Roll...returned a kickoff for no yards vs. Maine...team went 4-8.
2007 Season: Did not see action as a backup offensive lineman and retained freshman eligibility...sidelined for most of the season with a shoulder injury...team went 11-4 and advanced to the FCS title game.
High School: Two-way lineman at Wareham High School under head coach Dan Nault...team went 23-1 over his final two seasons...led team to undefeated Southcoast Conference titles in both 2005 and 2006 with team advancing to the state AA semifinals in 2005 and to the finals in 2006...Massachusetts Super 26 All-State as a senior in 2006 when he averaged 7.5 tackles per game and graded out at 95 percent on offense...team captain...first team All-Southcoast Conference in both 2005 and 2006...played in North/South Shriners All-State game...all-scholastic by the New Bedford Standard Times, Brockton Enterprise, Boston Globe, and Boston Herald newspapers as a senior...Wareham’s 2006 Man of the Year by New Bedford Standard Times...Greater Boston Gridiron Club All-Star...National Football Foundation and College of Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete award recipient...honor roll student...earned Athletic Director’s Award and Dean of Student Award from Wareham HS.
Personal: Lawrence Christian “Shea” Allard (“al-urd”)...born August 27, 1989 in Colorado Springs, Colo....son of Victoria Allard...hotel and restaurant management major who earned his degree this past May…enjoys swimming, fishing, and boating in spare time...mother is a librarian...mother was a Florida State judo champion and earned two medals at the Junior Olympics...has an older sister...has worked as a waiter at Caffe Gelato Restaurant on campus during the summer and has attended culinary camp...avid Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and New England Patriots fan.