CAREER: He has 54 tackles and 3 interceptions in his career. He has 2 career starts.
2012: The veteran McAllister will be a key backup safety and special teams player as a senior in 2012.
2011: McAllister served as the backup free safety as a junior in 2011. Overall in 2011 while appearing in 10 games (all but Minnesota and Utah) and starting once (at Colorado), he had 22 tackles, including 1 for a loss. He missed most of 2011 spring practice while recuperating from a 2010 hip injury. He had a team-high 7 tackles against Washington, 4 against Stanford and 3 at Arizona State and Colorado (with 1 for a loss).
2010: McAllister saw brief action in 2 early-season games (Hawaii, Minnesota) in 2010 as a backup safety as a junior in 2010, then had surgery on for torn cartilage in his hip and was sidelined the rest of the season. He made 1 tackle (at Hawaii). Because of the early-season injury, he was allowed to redshirt. He missed 2010 spring practice after having surgery on his hip.
2009: McAllister served as a backup at free safety and played on special teams as a sophomore in 2009. Overall in 2009 while appearing in 9 games (all but Ohio State, Oregon, Arizona State, Stanford), he made 15 tackles, including 1 for a loss, and forced a fumble. He even started at Washington for an injured Taylor Mays. He missed 3 games (Oregon, Arizona State, Stanford) because of a strained hip. He missed some of 2009 spring practice after straining his hamstring.
He had 4 tackles at Washington while making his first career start, then had 4 tackles (1 for a loss) against Washington State. He added 2 tackles at California and another 2 tackles and a forced fumble at Notre Dame, then he had a tackle against Oregon State and 2 stops against Boston College.
2008: McAllister was a reserve safety and key special teams player as a first-year freshman in 2008. Overall in 2008 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 16 tackles and a team-high 3 interceptions returned for 37 yards (12.3 avg.), plus he returned a kickoff 21 yards (versus Arizona State). He had 3 tackles against Notre Dame and 2 at Washington State and Stanford. His interceptions came against Oregon (2 yards to set up a USC TD), Washington (35 yards) and UCLA.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2007 honors included Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Best of the Rest and Cal-Hi Sports All-State third team as a senior defensive back and quarterback at Monte Vista High in Danville (Calif.). He had 51 tackles, 10 deflections and 1 interception on defense in 2007, while on offense he threw for 2,222 yards with 16 TDs and ran for 377 yards with 8 TDs.
As a junior in 2006, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team while completing 65 percent of his passes for 2,200 yards and 22 touchdowns.
As a sophomore in 2005, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team and All-League first team while passing for 1,943 yards (65.3% completion rate) with 19 TDs and 8 interceptions. He also was on the basketball and track teams at Monte Vista.
PERSONAL: He's a public policy, management and planning major at USC. He made the 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic second team and 2009 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. His father, Ken, lettered as a defensive back at California in 1976 and 1977 (he led the team in punt returns both seasons and in kickoff returns in 1976), while his mother was a Golden Bears' cheerleader.
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