TJC football players arrested for drug possession on campus, illegally carrying weapon
POSTED: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 9:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 4:10pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Two Tyler Junior College football players were arrested on the TJC campus, Sunday evening, according to the Tyler Junior College Police Department.
The TJC Police Department assisted with the arrest of B.J. Allen, 21, of Tatum, and Baylor University transfer, since he was apprehended on the east side of the campus for possession of marijuana in a drug free zone, unlawful carrying of a weapon and tampering with identification numbers. Allen was also on the scout team for the Apaches. Khalid Conner, a redshirt freshman, was also arrested for possession of marijuana.
Conner is a 2013 graduate of Timberview High School in Arlington who initially showed interest in playing at Boise State, Oregon and Oklahoma State.
As a Tatum Eagle, Allen was a versatile all-state running back and state champion hurdler. He played football under the direction of veteran head coach, Andy Evans. Allen was rated the nation's No. 70 athlete by Rivals.com and the No. 97 running back by ESPN.com. He was listed as the No. 90 recruit in state by Rivals.com and among top 100 in Texas by the Waco Tribune-Herald. Allen was named to the 2010 Class 2A All-State second-team as a senior by the Associated Press, having ran for 1,355 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. He made 25 tackles and two interceptions as a cornerback, earning 2010 District 9-2A co-MVP honors.
As a true freshman at Baylor in 2011 under Coach Art Briles, he sat out his first season and participated on the practice squad and redshirted to retain eligibility. Allen dressed out for two games, but did not see action.
As a redshirt freshman in 2012, Allen played in seven of 13 games, all on special teams, to earn his first collegiate letter, according to Baylor University.
In the spring of 2013, Allen was moved to wide receiver from running back before transferring to TJC.
Both were booked into the Smith County Jail and a bond has yet to be released.