Husker Camp Countdown: No. 31 Austin Allen

As a redshirt freshman, Austin Allen caught two passes for 54 total yards. The Aurora product will be in a battle with Kurt Rafdal for the second-string tight end spot behind Jack Stoll.

The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.

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Austin Allen

6-8, 245 • Sophomore • tight end

As a redshirt freshman, the Aurora product caught two passes for 54 total yards. But the longer one, a 41-yarder up the sideline at Ohio State, shows what Allen could be this season: a huge, playmaking target for Adrian Martinez, particularly in the middle and on third down. Allen will be in a battle with Kurt Rafdal for the second-string tight end spot behind Jack Stoll. But with questions surrounding the offense’s playmaking ability in general, Allen could see a lot of time with two-tight end sets — should receivers not make the cut.

Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email: chris.heady@owh.com.

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