Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) reacts to his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Keenan Allen Named 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year


San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen has won the offensive rookie of the year award, voted on by Pro Football Writers of America. Allen deserves the recognition for his outstanding year this season. He was a big reason for the Chargers rise on offense. He was a big reason for the success of Philip Rivers. He was a big reason the team was able to make a run at the end of the season.

With the injuries that the Chargers suffered at the wide receiver position early in the year, Allen was asked to step in as a starter and he made big play after big play. He will be a huge asset going forward and the team will look to find players that can compliment him on offense.

Allen was drafted by the Chargers in the 3rd round after all the teams had passed on him because of his lack of speed and an injury he had in college. He came back strong this season and showed the rest of the teams in the league that they made a mistake for passing on him.

The future looks bright with Allen catching balls from Philip Rivers. Look forward to seeing what he will do next season.

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    So happy 2 hear this!!! He worked his @$$ off considering Malcom and Danario went down. Also, Keenan’s contributions helped SD go farther than Lacy did for the Pack…Way 2 go Keenan!!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      it definitely was fun to watch this kid this season…. so much to look forward to with him

  • Rob Base

    Nice way to go lucky 13!

  • davacho

    YAZZZZ!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    That’s right, suckas! Better recognize.. this boy will be juking you for a LONG time ; )

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i am so scared to see what happens in his contract year…. we have been tainted by what AJ Smith did to us. What will telesco do?

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        We already know… vet-min like DX, right? Muahahaha!!!!

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          i would cry

      • arnie

        If he’s smart. He’ll have an extension for him before it come down to a “bidding war”. I expect TT to take of “his guys”.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          i will be watching this donald butler deal

          • arnie

            I think they give him his money, before his contract expire before the new league year. That rumor that he payed through a concussion, for his team, took balls.

  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    This is awesome. Kid is gonna be a superstar.

    Where’d you find out that he won from?

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Take that Lacey! This is awesome news

  • vct

    Well deserve.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Clapping!

  • Trey P

    This isnt the Nfl Rookie awards tho. They dont announce it till Feb 1st so keep voting!!

    • Stefanie Smith

      Thanks for pointing that out.

  • Tazzster

    Congrats to Allen…. and to Tom T for getting him in the 3rd round.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Guy on this list pointed out that keep voting. This award is not the big NFL one given out the night before the SB. Keep voting until February 1, 2014 for Keenan. I also think Rivers is up there for something.

  • arnie

    YES!!!! I knew there still sane people in the world! This proves it!
    One step closer to ROY!

  • Captain Kush

    At the start of the season everyone thought Tavon Austin was going to win the award. ha Keenan Allen owns the Broncos.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      shhhh…. i still heart tavon