Husker Camp Countdown: No. 40 Kurt Rafdal

Kurt Rafdal averaged 16.8 yards per catch, fantastic for a tight end, particularly for a freshman. He gives Adrian Martinez a red-zone option should the NU receiving corps take a while to come along this season.

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

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Kurt Rafdal

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.

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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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