Bio of Geronimo Allison
The Packers wide receiver was named Geronimo JohnAllison after he was born on January 18, 1994, in Tampa, Florida. He attended Spoto High School, in Rearview, Florida where he was found to be affiliated with sports even though he played football for one season. He did not play football in his second year and first year due to his lack of effort in class, which resulted in school ineligibility. However, in his senior year, he set sail for his grilling career. He finished the phase with 26 receptions for 547 yards and scored 4 touchdowns (touchdowns). He has also written twice in baseball and once in athletics.
After high school, he went to IowaWestern Community College, where he proved not only an asset to the football team, but also a brilliant student. He earned his associate degree in just three semesters. From Iowa, however, he would transfer to the University of Illinois in 2014 where his two-year stint in the gridiron would put him on the Packers’ radar. Allison led the team to the 2012 NJCAA national title with a perfect 11-0 record. In 2013, he also led them to an 11-1 record in the Graphic Edge Bowl. His 69 receptions for 872 yards and eight touchdowns led the Midwest Football Conference in all three categories.
He finished his Iowa career with 95 receptions for 1,300 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, including his career-best 65 receptions and 882 yards in his senior year, earning him an All-Big Ten honorable mention. by coaches and the media. Among the many awards he has won, he was selected to the 2015 Biletnikoff Midseason Watch List as well as Illini’s Service Above Self award.
Moving to Illinois from Iowa Western, he played on the Illinois Fighting Illini football team for two seasons and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. With Fighting Illini, Allison started 22 of 24 games, had 106 passes for 1,480 yards and eight touchdowns in two seasons.
Geronimo Allison was signed by the Green Bay Packers on May 6, 2016, as an undrafted free agent after being drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. He made his professional debut against the Atlanta Falcons after his promotion from the squad’s practice squad to the active squad, eventually playing in 10 games and two starts as a rookie. He recorded his first career reception, a four-yard touchdown from Aaron Rodgers in the second quarter of the game at Atlanta in Week 8.
In 2016, he finished the season with 12 receptions for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns with 65 extra yards on five catches in three postseason games. The 2017 season started on a rather strange pedestal but one that he was able to salvage in the long run. He served a one-game suspension in July 2017 for violating the league’s drug abuse policy. For the rest of the season he saw little time on the pitch, most of which didn’t prove very effective and produced little. He finished the season without a touch, but he caught 23 passes for 253 yards in 15 games. Despite this, he was re-signed by the Packers on March 14, 2018.
Allison enters the 2018 season as the third starting receiver behind Devante Adams and Rendall Cobbs on the roster following the offseason departure of veteran receiver Jordy Nelson. He has skills that could make him a useful option in Packers games but would need to implement them to remain a viable option for offense.
Geronimo Allison’s family
He is the son of Melissa Glover and has an older brother, Deonte. Nicknamed G-Mo. His catchy first name was given to him by his dear mother who wanted her son to have a unique name and stand out in a community where drugs and gang violence ruled the day.
Geronimo Allison grew up in a crime-infested area of Tampa, Florida, and was exposed to things like guns, drugs, violence, in ways that most kids his age could only. to imagine. Nevertheless, the sport gave the young boy an escape and found a way to set him on the right path in his life after being helped by a high school teacher, Anne Caparaso, wife of Spoto’s football coach Dale Caparaso. Miss Anne, as he calls her, helped his plummeting GPA have a chance at living again by getting him to take private and online lessons.
In addition to sports, he would like to help others have a chance at life and success, just like Miss Anne did for him by being a coach or a therapist.
Height, weight, measurements
The Packers wide receiver may miss high-level athleticism which may not matter much given he is in his third year in pro football and has more room for improvement, but he is covering the deficit with his frame and his long arms that is able to make a good catch less favored defenders could only imagine.
At his full length, Allison could provide a great catching radius for his quarterback and has done so with Rodgers since joining the team. His long arms also work to avoid jams on the line of scrimmage and when combined with good footwork and header fakes he can open up quite well.
Nonetheless, its lack of short burst speed and low velocity tends to limit its overall ability, even with its advantageous height. His career catch rate which is only 57% – while not terribly bad for a receiver with poor athleticism, could be increased and his drops which appear to be on easy catch opportunities could be clawed back through coaching.
His body stats include:
height : 6’3” (1.91 m)
Weight : 92 kg (202 lb)
Arm length : 0.84 m (32 7⁄8 inches)
Hand height : 9 1⁄2 in (0.24 m)