Josh Allen Sent This Email To 1,000 Colleges And Only Got One Scholarship Offer [PHOTO]
Right now, no other athlete is as popular in Buffalo as Josh Allen. He just broke the record for most passing yards and touchdowns by a Bills quarterback in a single season and led the team to a 13-3 record with an appearance in the AFC Championship game. He's also an MVP candidate for the 2020 regular season.
Many fans might know his backstory. A kid from Firebaugh, California that was what they called a late bloomer when he was playing quarterback at the high school level.
Despite a great senior year in high school, he didn't get an offer from a college and was forced to go to Reedley Junior College in California. After one year there, he sent an email and video link of his work to over 1,000 colleges around the country, asking them to give him a scholarship offer as a quarterback. He only got one offer. That was Wyoming.
According to CBS Sports HQ, this was the email Allen sent out to those colleges.
Wyoming Football plays in the Mountain West Conference and wasn't known as a football hot spot, but Allen showed his immense arm talent and athleticism. He ended his career at Wyoming in December of 2017 with a win in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Central Michigan.
He would then be drafted at number seven overall by the Bills in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Allen might be the most gifted quarterback in the entire NFL now. The Bills saw that. Wyoming Football saw that. Many colleges and NFL teams were wrong about Allen and that has definitely fueled his motivation. We are glad to have him in Buffalo.
I highly recommend watching this documentary on his journey to the NFL, if you haven't seen it. Courtesy of Dan Fetes in Rochester.
I love the entire story, not just for Allen, but also for the Bills franchise, who has been looking for their next franchise quarterback since 1997 when Jim Kelly retired. Everything happens for a reason.