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. Content Exchange

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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