Allen wins Mackey Award for nation's best TE
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Years Played: 2008 - 2011
Clemson, SC—Clemson tight end Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
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"It is a honor and as cliche as it sounds, it is a dream come true," said Allen when accepting the award. "Ever since I found out there was an award that goes out to the nation's top tight end, it's been a personal goal of mine to go out and take it."
In addition to Allen, Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert and Georgia tight end Orson Charles were also finalists for the John Mackey Award.
Allen is the first Clemson tight end to be named a finalist for the John Mackey Award.