January 12th, 2022 at the Omaha Hilton Downtown

Novak Trophy Award Winner

JOJO DOMANN, #13

POSITION LB

HEIGHT 6-1

WEIGHT 230

CLASS Senior

HOMETOWN Colorado Springs, Colo.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Pine Creek

MAJOR Broadcasting

Guy Chamberlin Award Winner

 

AUSTIN ALLEN, #11

POSITION TE

HEIGHT 6-9

WEIGHT 255

CLASS Senior

HOMETOWN Aurora, Neb

PREVIOUS SCHOOL   Aurora

Native Son Award Winner

BEN STILLE, #95

POSITION DL

HEIGHT 6-5

WEIGHT 295

CLASS Senior

HOMETOWN Ashland, Neb.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Ashland-Greenwood

MAJOR Health Science

Cornhusker Award Winner

Levi Falck, #88

POSITION WR

HEIGHT 6-2

WEIGHT 205

CLASS Senior

HOMETOWN Circle Pines, Minn..

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Centennial HS/South Dakota

 

2018 NOVAK TROPHY WINNER
(The Tom Novak trophy was established in 1950 and is presented to the Senior who “best exemplifies courage and determination despite all odds in the manner of Nebraska All-American center Tom Novak.)

JoJo Domann   #13

Honors & Awards
» 
Team Captain (2020)

» Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2020)

» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)

» Nebraska Linebacker of the Year (2019)

» Nebraska Scout Team Defensive MVP (2016)

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)

» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019, 2020)

» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019, 2020)

 

2021
A quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, JoJo Domann played in the first 10 games of his final season before season-ending surgery forced him to miss the final two games. In his 10 games, Domann posted 72 tackles with 9.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and three pass breakups. At the time of his injury, Domann ranked eighth in the Big Ten with his 9.0 TFLs and 72 total tackles as one of only three Big Ten players to rank in the top 10 in the conference in both tackles and tackles for loss. Domann also ranked third among all active FBS players with nine career forced fumbles at the time of his injury. Domann was recognized as a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the conference coaches and a third-team pick by the league media. He was also honored as a first-team All-Big Ten selection and second-team All-American by Pro Football Focus.

After making one tackle at Illinois in the opener, Domann tied for the team lead with five tackles against Fordham, including one tackle for loss.

He also intercepted the first pass of his career against the Rams. Domann matched that effort with five more tackles and another TFL against Buffalo, when he also added a quarterback hurry. Domann had a terrific game at No. 3 Oklahoma, tying his then-career high with 12 tackles. Domann added a TFL and a breakup against the Sooners. At No. 20 Michigan State, Domann totaled four tackles, including a five-yard tackle for loss. He had a huge game in the win over Northwestern, finishing with 10 tackles, 3.0 TFLs, 2.0 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles. Domann set career highs in TFLs, sacks and forced fumbles against the Wildcats. For his performance against Northwestern, Domann was named the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Domann had five tackles against No. 9 Michigan. At Minnesota, he recorded eight tackles with a three-yard tackle for loss. Domann had a career-high 13 tackles against Minnesota, his sixth career game with double-figure tackles and third this season. He then made a major impact against No. 6 Ohio State despite playing through a hand injury that required season-ending surgery a week later. Domann posted nine tackles with one interception, two pass breakups and a tackle for loss against the Buckeyes.

2020 (Senior)

Domann started all eight games at outside linebacker in 2020 and was a leader for the Blackshirts, earning honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades. Domann led Nebraska with 58 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He posted a career high in tackles despite the shortened season.

Domann recorded six tackles and a fumble recovery in the season opener at No. 5 Ohio State. He added five tackles at Northwestern, including a tackle for loss. Domann had a career game in the win over Penn State, totaling a then-career-high 12 tackles while also tying his career high with two TFLs. He had an outstanding all-around game against Illinois, finishing with eight tackles, 2.0 TFLs, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry. At Iowa, Domann tallied seven tackles and tied his career high with two pass breakups. Domann led Nebraska with 11 tackles at Purdue, his second career game with double-digit tackles. Domann made seven tackles against Minnesota, and he had two tackles, a TFL and a pass breakup in the Huskers’ season-ending win at Rutgers.

2019 - 2016

2019 (Junior)
Domann made the full-time switch to outside linebacker as a junior after playing primarily safety in his first three years on campus. Domann played extensively in every game as a junior, starting six games and recording a career-high 52 tackles. He ranked second on the team with 11 TFLs, six pass breakups and two forced fumbles and fourth with 2.5 sacks, all of which were career highs.

He had an impressive start to the year with four tackles, two tackles for loss and one breakup in the opener against South Alabama. He added two solo tackles the next week at Colorado before recording six tackles, a TFL and a pass breakup against Northern Illinois. Domann played a big role in Nebraska’s win at Illinois in the Big Ten opener, totaling five tackles and tying his then-career high with two TFLs and 1.0 sack. In addition to a 10-yard sack, Domann also forced his first fumble of the season against the Illini and had the first quarterback hurry of his career.

Domann earned his first start of the season against No. 5 Ohio State and finished with four tackles, including a half-sack against the Buckeyes. He started again the next week against Northwestern and had a then-career-high seven tackles, while tying his career high with two TFLs and adding one pass breakup. After making one tackle at Minnesota, Domann tied for the team lead with six stops against Indiana, including one tackle for loss. The next week at Purdue, Domann had eight tackles, including one TFL. Against No. 15 Wisconsin, Domann recorded three tackles and forced a fumble that was recovered by the Huskers to set up a touchdown. At Maryland, Domann had a sack and a pass breakup in the Huskers’ 54-7 win. Domann concluded his junior season with four tackles and a career-high two breakups against Iowa.

2018 (Sophomore)
Domann saw action at both safety and outside linebacker, starting two games at outside linebacker in November. He finished with 19 tackles while recording his first career tackle for loss and first career sack. Domann also tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles, and he recovered one fumble and broke up a pair of passes.

Domann played in the season opener against Colorado and had a tackle on special teams but missed the next four games with an injury. He returned in a special teams role at Northwestern and saw action on special teams and defense in the win over Minnesota. Against Bethune-Cookman, Domann had one tackle, a forced fumble and the first pass breakup of his career. Domann then earned his first career start the next week at No. 8 Ohio State and had seven tackles – including a seven-yard sack – while forcing a fumble and breaking up a pass for the second straight game. Domann started again the next week against Illinois, and he made five tackles and recovered a fumble. In a win over Michigan State, Domann had four stops, his third straight game with at least four tackles.

2017 (Redshirt)
Domann sat out his sophomore season as a redshirt after suffering an injury in spring practice that also kept him out during the fall.

2016 (Freshman)
Domann saw action in every game, primarily on special teams coverage units. He had eight tackles, all on special teams, with five solo stops. He also forced a fumble on kickoff coverage in the Music City Bowl against Tennessee. His eight special teams tackles ranked third among the Huskers. Domann also added depth at safety.

2020 GUY CHAMBERLIN TROPHY WINNER
(The Guy Chamberlin trophy was inaugurated in 1967 in memory of the former UNL All-America football player and is presented to the Senior player who has shown by his play and contributions to the betterment of the University of Nebraska football squad that he has the qualities and dedication of Guy Chamberlin to the great Cornhusker tradition.)

Austin Allen #11

Honors & Awards

» Team Captain (2020)

» All-Big Ten Third Team (2018, Coaches & Media)

» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2019, Media; 2020 Media)

» Nebraska Defensive Back of the Year (2018, 2019)

» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2019; Spring 2020)

» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018, 2020)

» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2020)

Nebraska Records
» Single-Game Receiving Yards by a Tight End (143 at Wisconsin, Nov. 20, 2021)
» Season Receptions by a Tight End (38 in 2021)
» Season Receiving Yards by a Tight End (602 in 2021)
» Season 100-Yard Receiving Games by a Tight End (2 in 2021)

2021 (Senior)
The 2021 Big Ten Tight End of the Year, Austin Allen started all 12 games in a record-breaking final season at Nebraska. He caught 38 passes for 602 yards, the most season receptions and season receiving yards by a tight end in Nebraska history. Allen ranked second on the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving yards per game (50.2) in 2021. At the conclusion of the regular season, Allen led all Big Ten tight ends and ranked 13th nationally among tight ends in receiving yards. His average of 15.8 yards per reception also led all Big Ten tight ends and ranked sixth nationally among all tight ends. In addition to winning hte Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year Award, Allen earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference media.

Allen had two catches for 23 yards at Illinois before recording four catches for 61 yards against Fordham. Allen had an eight-yard reception on Nebraska’s opening possession against Buffalo, but suffered an injury on the play and did not return. Allen returned the next week to catch six passes for 43 yards at No. 3 Oklahoma, setting a then-career high in receptions. At No. 20 Michigan State, Allen had four catches for 28 yards. He saw his streak of 13 consecutive games with a reception snapped in the win against Northwestern, but his perimeter blocking helped the Huskers rush for 427 yards. Allen caught two passes for 59 yards against No. 9 Michigan, including a 46-yard touchdown that marked the longest reception of his career. He had a career day at Minnesota, catching five passes for a then-career-high 121 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown grab. Allen’s 121 receiving yards were the sixth-highest total by a tight end in school history and marked the first 100-yard receiving game by a Husker tight end since 2017. Allen had three catches for 28 yards against Purdue. He caught two passes for 33 yards against No. 6 Ohio State.

At No. 19 Wisconsin, Allen set career highs with seven catches and 143 receiving yards. His 143 receiving yards were the most by a tight end in school history, and his seven catches gave him the Nebraska season record for receptions by a tight end. Allen closed his career with two catches for 55 yards against No. 17 Iowa, setting the Nebraska season record for receiving yards by a tight end.

2020 (Junior)

Allen played in all eight games with a career-high seven starts in 2020. He set career highs with 18 receptions and 236 receiving yards, eclipsing his career totals entering the year in both categories. Allen, who had at least one reception in every game, also caught the first touchdown pass of his career in 2020. Allen ranked second on the team in both receptions and receiving yards, and his average of 13.1 yards per catch was the highest of any Husker with more than five receptions.

Allen had two catches for 30 yards in the opener at No. 5 Ohio State. He caught a 26-yard pass that was Nebraska’s longest reception of the game. He started Nebraska’s next game at Northwestern and caught two passes for 29 yards, including a 25-yard reception. Allen had three receptions in the win over Penn State, totaling 39 yards. He caught a 25-yard pass against the Nittany Lions, giving him a catch of 25 yards or longer in each of the first three games. Allen had a then-career-high five receptions for a career-high 43 yards against Illinois. He had 28 receiving yards on two catches at Iowa and had a 37-yard catch at Purdue.

After having at least 25 receiving yards in the first six games of the season – the longest streak by a Husker tight end in more than a decade – Allen caught an eight-yard touchdown pass against Minnesota, his first career touchdown and his only catch of the game. He helped Nebraska win at Rutgers in the final game by catching two passes for 22 yards.

2019, 2018 & 2017

2019 (Sophomore)
Allen played in every game as a sophomore, including the first five starts of his career (Colorado, Illinois, Northwestern, Maryland, Iowa). He caught seven passes for 83 yards, five more receptions than he had as a redshirt freshman. Allen posted his first catch of the season with an eight-yard reception in the season opener against South Alabama, and he had a career-high two catches against No. 5 Ohio State. Allen hauled in a 24-yard reception against Northwestern. He added a nine-yard catch against Indiana and had a five-yard reception against No. 15 Wisconsin. Allen had his longest reception of the season with a 30-yard catch at Maryland.

Allen also made significant contributions in a win over Northern Illinois even though he did not have a catch. He recovered a fumble on special teams to set up a Husker touchdown and had a tackle to stuff a fake punt attempt short of the first-down line.

2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Allen played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman as a key member of the tight end corps. Along with adding perimeter blocking for a Husker run game that was the third-most improved attack in the country, Allen caught two passes for 54 yards in 2018. He hauled in a 13-yard reception vs. Bethune-Cookman for his first career catch before adding a then-career-long 41-yard reception the next week at No. 8 Ohio State. Allen’s catch at Ohio State marked the longest reception by a Husker tight end in three seasons.

2017 (Redshirt)
Allen sat out as a redshirt in his first season in the program but made an impact on both the offensive and special teams scout teams.

Before Nebraska (Aurora HS)
Austin Allen is regarded as the consensus top prospect in the state of Nebraska in the 2017 recruiting class. Allen is a multi-sport standout at Aurora High School who will join the Huskers as a tight end.

The 6-8, 210-pound Allen had his senior season limited by injury, but was part of a Huskie team that posted an 8-3 record and reached the quarterfinals of the Class B playoffs. Before being injured, Allen showed his skills on both sides of the ball for Coach Kyle Peterson catching five passes and making five tackles and two sacks.

In his junior season, Allen starred on both offense and defense. He caught 41 passes for 507 yards and eight touchdowns, helping his team to a 12-1 record and a Class B runner-up finish. Allen also made 51 tackles, including five tackles for loss and had five interceptions from his linebacker position. Allen earned first-team Class B all-state honors as a linebacker from both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Allen was also a three-time first-team all-district selection and was the honorary captain of the All-Heartland team.

Allen also saw significant time as a sophomore for the Huskies, catching 14 passes and helping his team to a state playoff berth. On the basketball court, Allen was a first-team Class B all-state pick as a junior as he averaged better than 15 points per game. He was an honorable-mention all-state choice as a sophomore.

In addition to being the top ranked player in Nebraska, Allen was ranked among the nation’s top 25 tight ends by both Scout.com and ESPN. Allen only visited Nebraska, but also had offers from Iowa, Iowa State, UCLA and UCF.

Personal
Austin is the son of Andrew and Renae Allen, and he was born on Nov. 10, 1998. Austin’s father was a walk-on for the football team in 1981, before transferring to Doane College. Allen earned his bachelor’s degree as a mechanized systems management major at Nebraska in May of 2021. Allen has volunteered his time with local hospital and school outreach, the FCA, the Buffett Cancer Center, Husker Heroes, the Black History Arts Showcase and the Nebraska Football Road Race.

2020 CLETUS FISCHER NATIVE SON AWARD WINNER
Selected by the Husker coaches and presented annually to the senior player who best exemplifies the following qualities: good work ethic; competiveness; leadership;forthrightness; sense of humor; pride; loyalty; and love of Nebraska.

Ben Stille  #95

Honors & Awards

» Campbell Trophy Semifinalist (2020)

» AFCA Good Works Team Nominee (2019, 2020)

» Wuerffel Trophy Watch List (2019, 2020)

» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2020)

» Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2019)

» BTN All-Freshman Team (2017)

» Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 2, 2017)

» Academic All-District 7 (2019)

» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020)

» Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2018, 2019; Spring 2017, 2019, 2020)

» Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2019)

» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

2021 
Ben Stille started all 12 games in his final season, ending his career with 20 consecutive starts. He recorded a career-high 42 tackles and 6.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks with three pass breakups. Stille was selected as an honorable-mention All-Big Ten defender by the conference coaches and media. He was also honored as a first-team All-Big Ten selection by Pro Football Focus.

Stille made four tackles in the opener at Illinois and had a two-yard tackle for loss against Fordham, which marked his 10th consecutive start. Against Buffalo, Stille had four tackles, a half TFL and three quarterback hurries. He tied his then-career high with five tackles at No. 3 Oklahoma, including a one-yard tackle for loss. Stille made two tackles at No. 20 Michigan State. Stille recorded three tackles and a pass breakup against Northwestern. He had another pass breakup and made two tackles against No. 9 Michigan. At Minnesota, Stille recorded four tackles, including three solo stops. He tied his career high with five tackles against Purdue, when he was in on a pair of sacks, getting credited with two half sacks. Stille had two tackles against No. 6 Ohio State, including a two-yard TFL. He made four tackles and broke up a pass at No. 19 Wisconsin. Stille finished his career with a career-high six tackles against No. 17 Iowa with 1.5 TFLs and a half sack.

2020 & 2019

2020 (Senior)

Ben Stille started all eight games at defensive end in 2020, finishing with 27 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He had three tackles, including a half tackle for loss, in Nebraska’s season opener at No. 5 Ohio State. At Northwestern, Stille finished with four tackles. Stille made three tackles against Penn State, and he sealed the win with a quarterback hit that forced a fourth-down incompletion on the Nittany Lions’ final offensive play. Stille made four tackles against Illinois. Stille tied his career high with five tackles at Iowa, including his first TFL of the season. Stille set a career high with 1.5 sacks at Purdue, while tying his career high in tackles for the second straight game. Against Minnesota, Stille made two tackles, and he had one tackle in the season-ending win at Rutgers.

2019 (Junior)

Stille played in all 12 games as a junior with a pair of starts, totaling a career-high 31 tackles with eight TFLs and 3.0 sacks.

He tied his then-career high with four tackles in the season opener against South Alabama and had three more tackles – including two TFLs – the next week at Colorado. Stille made three tackles against No. 5 Ohio State before making his first start of the season against Northwestern and producing a career-high five tackles, including a half sack. He added two tackles the next week at Minnesota and had his first full sack of the season against Indiana.

At Purdue, Stille made four tackles, including one sack and a pair of TFLs. He earned the start against Wisconsin and finished with three tackles, a pass breakup and a hurry. The next week at Maryland, Stille had two tackles, including a half sack. Stille concluded his junior season with three tackles against Iowa, including a nine-yard tackle for loss.

Stille’s combination of his work on the field, in the classroom and in the community earned him recognition as a junior. He was an academic all-district selection in addition to being nominated for the AFCA Good Works Team and appearing on the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is college football’s premier award for community service.

2018 & 2017

2018 (Sophomore)

Stille played in every game and started started 11 games at defensive end in 2018. He totaled 25 tackles with a career-high 5.0 sacks, leading all Nebraska defensive linemen in that category.

Stille earned his second career start in the season opener against Colorado and produced three tackles, including a nine-yard sack. Stille totaled one tackle over the next two games before recording a sack and making four tackles against Purdue. After recording a pair of tackles at No. 16 Wisconsin, Stille picked up his third sack of the season at Northwestern. He added another sack the next week against Minnesota. Stille had a nine-yard sack against Bethune-Cookman, giving him a sack in three consecutive games. He also had a career-high two pass breakups against BCU. Stille made one tackle at Ohio State and had two stops and a career-high three quarterback hurries against Illinois. He totaled three tackles in Nebraska’s win over Michigan State and made two stops in the season finale at Iowa.

2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
Stille appeared in nine games with a start against No. 9 Wisconsin during his redshirt freshman season, lining up at both defensive end and outside linebacker. He showed versatility to play both positions during the year. Stille emerged as one of the Blackshirts’ top playmakers, leading Nebraska with 10 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks as part of his 24 total tackles. He became the first freshman to lead the Huskers in TFLs since the stats began being tracked (1968) and the first freshman to lead Nebraska in sacks since the stat became official (1981).

All 10 of Stille’s tackles for loss came during the Big Ten season, as he led all conference freshmen in that category. Overall, he ranked eighth in the Big Ten in TFLs despite playing only nine games, and Stille had four more TFLs than any other Big Ten player who appeared in fewer than 10 games. He recorded at least one tackle for loss in seven of his nine appearances and had three games with four tackles. For his performance, Stille was named to the Big Ten Network All-Freshman team and took home one weekly honor as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, joining David Santos (2012) as the only Husker defenders to be named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Stille made his career debut against Rutgers, totaling three tackles including one for a two-yard loss. Stille exploded onto the scene the next week at Illinois, registering four tackles, including three TFLs and his first career sack, which resulted in a forced fumble. He was honored by the Big Ten as the conference freshman of the week following his performance against the Illini. Stille’s performance earned him his first career start against No. 9 Wisconsin, and he made one tackle against the Badgers. He had two tackles and one sack against No. 9 Ohio State the next week and tallied three tackles, one TFL and a half-sack at Purdue. Stille tied his career high with four tackles against Northwestern and broke up the first pass of his career while adding another tackle for loss. He made it four consecutive games with a TFL with a 14-yard sack at Minnesota. Stille ended his debut season with four tackles and two TFLs against Iowa.

2016 (Redshirt)
Stille sat out the season as a redshirt and worked on the scout team.

2021  CORNHUSKER AWARD
Selected by the Husker coaches and presented annually to the senior player who best exemplifies the following qualities: good work ethic; competiveness; leadership;forthrightness; sense of humor; pride; loyalty; and love of Nebraska.

Levi Falck  #88

Honors & Awards

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2020, Spring 2021)

2021 

Levi Falck played in every game in 2021 with four starts, catching 18 passes for 223 yards and one touchdown. 

Falck made his first catch of the year with an eight-yard reception in the win over Fordham. Falck added a 20-yard catch at No. 3 Oklahoma. He had a 22-yard reception – his longest catch as a Husker – at No. 20 Michigan State. He had three catches for 38 yards against Northwestern. Falck caught three passes for 31 yards against No. 9 Michigan, including a 13-yard touchdown. He surpassed 1,000 career receiving yards against the Wolverines, and he also had a six-yard carry on an option play. In his return to his home state of Minnesota, Falck caught four passes for 36 yards against the Golden Gophers. Against Purdue, Falck hauled in a 23-yard pass for the longest reception of his career. Falck earned the start against No. 6 Ohio State but did not have a catch. He caught two passes for 17 yards at No. 19 Wisconsin. He had two catches for eight yards in his final game against No. 17 Iowa, recording his 100th collegiate reception against the Hawkeyes.

2020 (Senior)

Falck played in all eight games with four starts in his first season at Nebraska in 2020. Falck, who caught a pass in seven of his eight games, totaled 13 catches for 122 yards and one touchdown, ranking third on the team in receptions and fourth in receiving yards.

He had an eight-yard catch in his Husker debut at Ohio State and caught a six-yard pass at Northwestern. Falck had his longest catch as a Husker with a 21-yard grab in the win against Penn State. Falck caught two passes for 11 yards against Illinois, including a four-yard touchdown grab. He added two catches for 22 yards at Iowa. Falck had his most productive day as a Husker in the win at Purdue, catching five passes for 39 yards. Falck also blocked a punt on Purdue’s opening possession, setting Nebraska up at the Boilermaker 1-yard line. After being held without a catch against Minnesota, Falck had a 15-yard reception in the win at Rutgers.

Before Nebraska

Falck joined Nebraska as a graduate transfer from South Dakota. He played in 24 games and made 14 starts with the Coyotes from 2016 to 2019, catching 70 passes for 774 yards and a pair of touchdowns. After redshirting in 2016, Falck caught 16 passes for 197 yards in seven games as a redshirt freshman in 2017. As a sophomore in 2018, he played in all 11 games and earned nine starts, ranking second on the team with 45 catches and third with 492 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He tied the South Dakota record with 11 catches against Kansas State and had a career-high 140 receiving yards against the Wildcats. Falck battled injuries as a junior in 2019, catching nine passes for 85 yards.

2017    2018    2019    2020  2021

 

ARMED FORCES MERIT AWARD

 

Damian Jackson, LB