SFA opponents may soon be seeing double

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - It's never too early to start preparing for the fall football season.

As football players start to form new bonds during spring practice, two SFA Lumberjack players are already inseparable. The Allen brothers have spent every day of their lives together.

"All our lives," Jamal Allen said. "We started out in Pee-Wee football, then middle school, then high school, and now, we're here."

Jamal and Jabralon are not just brothers. They're identical twins. Both of them are 6 feet 2 inches tall, and both of them weigh 200 pounds. The only difference is that they play two different positions. Jabralon is a linebacker, and Jamal is a defensive back.

It is something that has been challenging for many to deal with on the gridiron.

Everybody tries to figure us out but being around everybody, they pick up on it quick," Jamal said.

"It's been challenging sometimes, because they get us mixed up and put us in different positions," Jabralon said.

They have been together every day of their lives. College will be no different since they are roommates.

"I see him every day," Jabralon said.

Asked if rooming with his twin is hard, Jabralon said, "Oh, definitely. He gets ugly sometimes." After he paused to laugh, he added, "No. I have to say that it's better than having a stranger."

When coming out of high school, these two knew they would go together.

"It's a good feeling," Jamal said. "I couldn't imagine being here without him."

"It's overwhelming. I mean not everyone has a twin brother they can be with all the time," Jabralon said. "So for him to be beside me is a blessing."

These former Lions from Frankston have only one goal when taking the field on Saturdays.

"Prove everybody wrong really," Jabralon said. "I know we can do it, so we are just here to prove that."

Jabralon said it will start to get easier telling them apart since he is beginning to grow out his facial hair. The season opener for the Allen twins is August 31st at Weber state.

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