Iowa vs. Nebraska, 11.26

Nebraska's Austin Allen (11) tries to hold off Iowa's Kaevon Merriweather (26) before being pushed out of bounds in the fourth quarter Friday at Memorial Stadium.

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Austin Allen takes a significant honor into his NFL Draft preparations. 

The 6-foot-9, 255-pound Allen on Wednesday was named first-team All-Big Ten by the league's media. 

He becomes the first Nebraska tight end to earn first-team all-conference honors since 2003, when Matt Herian of Pierce earned the honor. 

A native of Aurora, Allen finished this season with school tight end records for receptions (38) and receiving yards (602). 

He finished the season on a personal strong note, with receptions of 27 and 28 yards in Friday's 28-21 loss to Iowa. Nebraska ended the season with a 3-9 record, including 1-8 in the Big Ten. 

Allen wound up the season with 12 receptions of longer than 20 yards. 

Wisconsin's Jake Ferguson was named first-team All-Big Ten by the league's coaches.

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