Beckton Looking to Vokolek to Be Leader Among Tight Ends

Nebraska tight ends coach Sean Beckton admits that losing Austin Allen’s experience and athleticism is “a big blow” for the Huskers.  Beckton was a guest Wednesday on Sports Nightly aired on News Talk 900 KJSK. 

Sixth-year senior Travis Vokolek gives Nebraska an experienced tight end for this season, but also one who has battled injuries as recently as last spring  “He could have done a couple things for us in the spring, but we held him (back) a little bit,” Beckton said.  “I thought it was beneficial for him to kind of sit back anyway to really fine tune some of the top end of his routes.”  

Nebraska opened its fall camp yesterday to begin preparations for their August 27th season opener against Northwestern in Dublin, Ireland.