Josh Allen just celebrated his one year anniversary with girlfriend, Brittany Williams. Allen is also about to celebrate signing a big NFL contract as one of the top quarterbacks drafted. Allen has come a long way since having zero stars coming out of high school.
“I’m taking this all in,” Allen told Yahoo Sports. “It’s a surreal moment. If you knew who I was three years ago, I don’t think you’d say this is possible…I was at junior college, I was begging teams to give me a scholarship. Sending emails out and hoping to hear back from them. I got one opportunity and that was with the University of Wyoming. Thankfully they gave me an opportunity, and I took advantage of it.”
Williams and Allen are both California kids. Williams is a former cheerleader at Fresno State, and enjoys attending sporting events with Allen when he is not training.
Learn more about Allen and Williams.
1. Brittany Was a Cheerleader at Fresno State
Williams spent four years as a Fresno State cheerleader. Her senior year was capped off with a special moment as her dad was an honorary captain during Fresno State’s homecoming game.
“It was so special that my dad was the honorary captain of my senior homecoming game❤️ love him,” Williams posted.
2. Brittany Calls Josh Her “8 Year Old Crush”
Based on Williams’ Instagram posts, the two grew up together, but did not start dating until college. Williams posted a photo of the two together at Laguna Beach with this caption.
“My 8 year old crush turned out to be my boyfriend a few years later 😏🖤 i love you! #1yeardown #bae,” Williams wrote.
The couple went to different schools with Allen playing quarterback at Wyoming, while Williams was a Fresno State cheerleader. Ironically, Allen was not recruited by nearby Fresno State, and it has been something that Allen used as motivation to make it to the NFL.
“I used that nonbelief as fuel to my fire,” Allen told the Denver Post. “If you didn’t want to believe in me, that’s OK, because I’ll make a believer out of you. It’s not been my mission, but it’s been kind of an icing on the cake to this whole thing. Obviously, I didn’t get looked at and didn’t get recruited by Fresno State or any other school in the nation, to be honest. It has always been my goal to go into every game and show you why you should have recruited me, why you should have offered me.”
3. The Couple Just Celebrated Their 1-Year Anniversary
The couple celebrated their one-year anniversary with a trip to Disney. Allen posted a photo from the park noting their anniversary.
“Thankful to have snagged a pic with a princess at Disneyland 👑 Thankful for you, I love you! #year1,” Allen posted.
Life appears to be going by fast for the couple.
“Wish i could pause time with y’all,” Williams posted after a visit to Wyoming.
Things are about to get a lot busier as Allen begins his NFL career. Allen is projected to be one of the first quarterbacks selected in the 2018 NFL Draft.
4. The Couple Enjoys Attending Sporting Events Together Including Watching the Lakers & Team USA Baseball
A number of the photos of Allen and Williams are the couple enjoying sporting events together. Allen posted a photo in front of the Staples Center with Lakers gear. They also attended a Team USA baseball game together in Colorado. Allen is a big Tom Brady fan. Williams posted a photo of Allen in a Brady jersey around the time of the 2018 Super Bowl.
Now, Allen will be squaring off against Brady, unless the Patriots find a way to trade up in the draft to select Allen.
5. Josh Grew Up on a 2,000 Acre Farm in Firebaugh, California
Allen grew up learning the value of hard work on his family’s 2,000 acre farm in Firebaugh, California. Allen’s grandfather was a Swedish immigrant, and purchased a parcel of land during the Great Depression. Allen’s father, Joel, would carry on the farming tradition involving his son in the family business.
“We basically have row crops — cotton, cantaloupes, small grains — and a lot of it requires sprinklers or movable irrigation pipes, and Josh was always involved in that,” Joel told the Denver Post. “If I wanted him to drive a tractor, he was there. He even chopped cotton. He did it all. I think that helped him with his work ethic. He’s not afraid of hard work.”
Allen’s background working on a farm can only be seen as a positive by NFL teams. Allen is in for a lot of hard work learning an NFL playbook and earning the trust of his teammates. His early farm days speak to the kind of work ethic an NFL team can expect to get from Allen.
Source: Heavy Sports