When Scott Frost arrived at Nebraska in 2018, he had a raw 6-foot-8 tight end in his room with very little experience. Austin Allen caught just 2 passes that season. But over the course of the next 2 years, Allen turned himself into one of the more crucial parts of Frost’s offense.

The Nebraska native played in every game in 2019 and 2020, but in 20 total games he produced just 25 catches.

As a 5th-year man this season, Allen has broken out. He has 36 catches for 547 receiving yards in 11 games. In Nebraska’s most recent game—a loss to Wisconsin—Allen caught 7 passes for 143 yards, a program record for a tight end.

As a result, Allen now leads all Big Ten tight ends in receiving yards. He also ranks 6th among Power 5 tight ends and 13th among all tight ends in receiving yards.

Should he choose, Allen could return in 2022 for a 6th season at Nebraska thanks to the eligibility freeze the NCAA enacted in 2020 because of COVID-19. Asked about that possibility on Monday, Allen said he will go through Senior Day, but he hasn’t yet decided if it will be his last game.

Nebraska (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten) hosts Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) on Friday. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET on BTN.