The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.
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6-7, 250 • Sophomore • tight end
Rafdal appeared in all 12 games last year, catching four passes for 67 yards. He averaged 16.8 yards per catch, fantastic for a tight end, particularly for a freshman. Rafdal and Austin Allen will always be interlocking parts, being 6-foot-7 and 6-foot-8 and in the same recruiting class. So he and Allen will compete for that second-string spot behind Jack Stoll. It may come down to who can be a better blocker between those two. At the worst, Rafdal gives Adrian Martinez a red-zone option should the NU receiving corps take a while to come along this season.