Austin Allen is Trending Toward One of the Best TE Seasons in Recent Nebraska Football History


Austin looked back at his first touchdown of the season and smiled, as it was against Michigan even though Nebraska fell short of the Wolverines 30-23  The fifth year tight end out of Aurora caught a 41 yard touchdown off a play-action play from quarterback Adrian Martinez.

Then, a week later, against BIG-10 opponent Minnesota, the young Tight-End played the best game of his career. He caught five passes for 121 yards and another touchdown, which doubled his best game ever. (against Fordham – 61 yards.)

He’s always been a big play threat, with a 41 yard reception against Ohio State as a redshirt opener, and two, 20 yard receptions in last year’s season. He had four on Sunday against Minnesota and has six through the season, with 40, 30, 22, and 20 yard receptions.

Austin Allen is trending toward one of the best tight-end seasons in over a decade. In recent years, Tyler Hopps finished with 34 catches, and Mike Mcneill went for 442 yards in 2008. Allen is projected to pass both of those records, if he keeps up this pace.

He is on pace for 515 receiving yards on the season, and possibly pushing toward 600, which would easily pace any record in the past ten years.

Next time you turn on the TV to watch the Husker game, keep an eye on #11 making history!

Source: The Journal Star