From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2014 football season.
Taariq Allen | 6-foot-3 | 200 pounds | Jr. | Receiver
No Husker receiver hauled in as many highlight-reel catches as Allen during spring ball. Whether he was out-jumping defenders for lob balls, absorbing contact on catches over the middle or snatching throws a tad off line with just one hand, Allen made some spectacular plays.
But is Allen ready for full-time duty? Just when he seemed to be making a push two years ago, he suffered a devastating leg and knee injury. Allen wasn’t himself until the spring. Nebraska’s coaches think he could be a big piece in this offense.
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