UNLV: A local product that transferred home a year ago ... Moved to running back during spring practice.
2012: Joined the Rebels and sat out the season per NCAA transfer rules while practicing on defense.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent the 2010-11 seasons at Chaffey College located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
NAU: Redshirted his one and only year with the Lumberjacks.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Spring Valley HS ... A three-year letterwinner under Marcus Teal ... Was named first team all-conference as a senior ... Played both defensive line and linebacker as a prepster.
PERSONAL: Aareon Denier Smith-Allen was born March 8, 1991, in San Bernardino, CA ... The son of Nicola and Taj Allen ... Has two brothers, Tajon and Ahmere, and one sister Niccarri ... Uncle Alfonso Smith plays for the Arizona Cardinals ... Majoring in communication studies.