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