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Josh Allen announces he’ll play in Citrus Bowl vs. Penn State

“I plan to bring the Citrus Bowl trophy back to Lexington.”

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Josh Allen is ready to finish his career in style.

On Friday, Allen announced that he will play in the Kentucky Wildcats’ bowl game.

There had been some thought Allen could skip the Citrus Bowl matchup with the Penn State Nittany Lions, just as many top NFL prospects do. Allen is already projected as a top-five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, so it will be hard for him to boost his stock any more in the bowl game, but it’s clear he’s more worried about ending his college career the right way with his teammates in one of the biggest bowls Kentucky has ever played in.

The future first-round pick is a unanimous First-Team All-American in addition to winning the Bednarik and Nagurski awards. On the season, Allen racked up 18.5 tackles for losses (11th in country), 14 sacks (2nd in country), 5 forced fumbles (leads nation), 2 fumble recoveries, 6 quarterback hurries and 84 total tackles (most on the team).

With 28.5 career sacks and 14 sacks in 2018, Allen holds UK’s career and single-season records. He's already established himself as one of the best athletes to ever play any sport at UK. He’ll look to cap off his memorable career with a win in the Citrus Bowl, which would give Kentucky its first 10-win season in four decades.

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