Allen’s hard work pays off 

November, 7, 2013
Surrounded by a throng of reporters and video cameras following the Trojans’ practice on Tuesday, tailback Javorius "Buck" Allen fielded question after question with a remarkable sense of ease and humility, particularly for a player who has spent the vast majority of his career lying low in the background.

But after a breakout 16-carry, 133-yard and three-touchdown performance against Oregon State last Friday, it’s safe to say that he’s hidden no longer.

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Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY SportsBuck Allen (37) is focused on getting better each and every week so he can have more big games.
For some, the attention received over the course of the last few days would be enough to make a player’s head grow to astronomical proportions. For Allen, who has garnered a reputation as a tireless practice player whom USC head coach Ed Orgeron recently referred to as having a “heart of gold,” the newfound recognition is “no big deal.”