Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio:

“We’re very excited for Brian Allen and his family. He enjoyed incredible success here at Michigan State, both individually and as a leader on our football team that won a lot of games during his career. The characteristics that define Brian are perseverance, grit and intelligence. He is a very powerful, tough minded and confident player with the right mentality to succeed as an offensive lineman in the NFL. He was well-coached and developed at several positions by (offensive line coach) Mark Staten, and was one of the finest centers in all of college football. Brian was really the Rams’ second pick in the draft, so that shows you how highly they value him as an organization.

“Michigan State will forever be represented in the NFL, and we’re excited that Brian is the latest to join a long line of Spartans to play at the highest level of football.”

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