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.

Previous entries (Honorable mentions)

50-41: 50. Peyton Newell; 49. Gabriel Miller; 48. David Knevel; 47. Ryker Fyfe; 46. Johnny Stanton; 45. Mauro Bondi; 44. Drew Brown; 43. Alonzo Moore; 42. Andy Janovich; 41. Trevor Roach

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