Former Kingston University Cougars Wideout and all-round playmaker, Cody Allison, is headed stateside to study and ball out at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The Minnesota State Mavericks compete in the NCAA’s Division II, in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), within which the Mavericks currently lead the pack with the most Conference Titles and second-most Divisional Titles, winning their most recent titles in 2018.
During his time playing for the Cougars in the BUCS Premiership South and 1A South, Cody was known as a breakout playmaker – with clutch catches against the top teams in the University leagues, and game-changing plays on the defensive side of the football, too, including a 100yd Pick Six against the Burners in 2017 that would clinch the Cougars the 1A South title.
Going on to coach for the Cougars, taking charge of their WR corps, Allison kept hunting for opportunities to continue his football journey and at the 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars Academy was selected as the ‘Teammate of the Week’ by the Academy’s Coaching staff, earning him a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Jacksonville to receive private coaching sessions with Jaguars coaches and former players, along with a behind-the-scenes tour of TIAA Bank Field and two sideline tickets to a Jaguars home game.
Clear getting a taste for football on the other side of the pond, Allison headed over to Canton, Ohio, to take part in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy, before this week announcing he had been accepted into Minnesota State.
Minnesota State alumni who have gone on to the NFL include wide receiver Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Adam Thielen, who signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and would go on to become one of the Vikings most effective offensive weapons – signing a $64million contract extension earlier this year – an inspirational story and great path for Cody to follow to fulfil his own dreams of playing football at the highest level.
Other Mavericks Alums in the NFL include offensive lineman Chris Reed (Miami Dolphins) and tight end Bob Bruer (Ret., Houston Oilers).