Clemson tight end Davis Allen will forego his final year of college eligibility, he announced on Tuesday.

Allen had an additional year of eligibility that he could have exercised, but will instead head to the NFL. Allen confirmed his decision to reporters on Tuesday in Miami.

“I feel like in my heart it’s time to go,” Allen said. “It’s been an unbelievable four years.”


Heading into the Orange Bowl, Allen compiled 35 receptions, 394 passing yards, and 5 touchdowns in 2022. In the ACC Championship Game, Allen recorded 3 catches for 20 receiving yards and 1 touchdown.

He appeared in and started all 13 games this season and recorded a catch in every game except for the South Carolina game on Nov. 26. In 53 games played for Clemson, Allen registered, 84 receptions, 902 receiving yards, and 12 touchdowns. He made 24 starts at tight end in 4 seasons.

Allen was also effective as a blocker. The Tigers will return Jake Briningstool next season, but Allen’s contributions will be difficult to replace.

Allen will look to be a factor against Tennessee in the Orange Bowl on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.