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Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
» Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Pat Clare Award (2013)

Senior Taariq Allen will look to battle for playing time at receiver in 2015, while also providing veteran leadership at the position. The 6-3, 200-pound Allen provides a tall target in the passing game. He saw regular action in the NU receiving rotation last season.

In addition to his role at receiver, Allen has been a contributor on special teams throughout his Husker career. A two-time academic All-Big Ten selection, Allen earned his undergraduate degree in child, youth and family science in May of 2015. He is one of six NU seniors playing as a graduate in 2015.

2014 (Junior)
Allen played in all 13 games and finished with eight catches for 73 yards. He caught a 34-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter at Iowa to kickstart the Huskers’ rally from a 17-point deficit. Allen had a season-high three catches against both McNeese State and Michigan State and added a single reception against Florida Atlantic.

2013 (Sophomore)
Allen played in 10 games, including all eight Big Ten Conference games. In addition to providing depth at receiver, Allen also saw action on special teams. He had three catches for 22 yards, all coming against Michigan State.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Allen played in the first eight games, before a knee injury on kickoff coverage against Michigan ended his season. He caught two passes for 11 yards at Northwestern, highlighted by an eight-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The TD catch pulled Nebraska within five points as the Huskers rallied from a 12-point deficit to win.

2011 (Redshirt)
Allen redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Before Nebraska (The Rivers School)
Allen was a standout at the Rivers School in Weston, Mass., for Coach Rich Fisher. Allen was the first Husker signee from Massachusetts since 2002. Allen was a key factor in 2010 for The Rivers School, which finished 8-1, with its only loss in the Norm Walker Bowl, the state championship game for independent schools.

Allen had 36 catches for 660 yards and eight touchdowns and had 69 carries for 706 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. Allen also played defensive back and totaled 60 tackles, four interceptions, a sack and a fumble recovery. Allen earned first-team All-New England accolades and first-team all-league honors as a junior after recording more than 600 receiving yards and better than 500 yards on the ground, while combining for 15 touchdowns.

Allen was rated among the top 10 recruits in New England according to SuperPrep. Allen only visited NU, but also had offers from Connecticut, Wisconsin and Tulane.

Personal
The son of Fred and Christy Allen, Taariq was born on July 26, 1992. He has been active in the community during his time in Lincoln. He has volunteered time with hospital visits, Husker Heroes, Make-a-Wish, Uplifting Athletes and School is Cool Week. Allen earned his degree in child, youth and family science. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times..

Allen's Career Statistics

Year

G/S

Rec. 

Yards 

Y/R 

Y/G 

Long

TDs

2011     Redshirt      

 

2012 8/0
2
11
5.5 1.4
8 at Northwestern 1

2013

10/0

3

22

7.3

2.2

8 vs. Michigan State

0

2014

13/0

8

73

9.1

6.1

34 at Iowa

1

Totals

31/0

13

106

8.2

3.4

34 at Iowa

2


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