Honors & Awards
- Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011; Spring, 2012)
Sophomore wideout Taariq Allen expects to be a key part of one of the nation’s deepest receiving units in the 2013 season. The 6-3, 195-pound Allen was a part of Nebraska’s regular receiving rotation as a redshirt freshman last fall, before a serious knee injury sidelined him for the season in late October.
Allen is sitting out this spring while continuing his rehabilitation, but is ahead of schedule on his recovery. Allen is part of a group of six returning wideouts with extensive playing experience who helped NU lead the Big Ten in total offense last season.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Allen played in the first eight games of the season at receiver and on special teams. 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 NU rallied from a 12-point deficit for a win. Allen suffered a knee injury on kickoff coverage the following week against Michigan and missed the rest of the season.
Allen redshirted in his first year in the program and made a strong impression on the scout team.