Jan. 1, 2017. Nineteen seconds left in the third quarter. First-and-10 from the 15. Corner-post.
For Dwayne Allen, those were the nuts and bolts behind his last catch in a game that counted.
Allen was an Indianapolis Colt then, slipping out of blocking assignments and retrieving passes from quarterback Andrew Luck. The 27-year-old tight end did so on three occasions in that New Year’s Day meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars, scoring on his last in what wound up being a 24-20 win to close the regular season.
Allen had to wait until Sunday night to secure another.