Louisiana Ragin' Cajun junior TE Alex Allen hasn't had a prototypical college football career.

The Slidell native has battled as a walk-on member of the scout team, only to have a change in private insurance keep him from being a member of the team, to eventually rejoin the team but suffer a major injury, to then see so much of his hard work paid off with an awarded scholarship.

Allen met with the media days before the season opener, opening up his college football journey.