MADISON, Wis. -- Beau Allen stands 6-foot-3, 325 pounds and is considered, even by football standards, to be an exceptionally large human being. This girth has allowed him to excel this season in his role as a nose guard, which will demand he occupy double teams from some of the biggest, baddest offensive linemen in the country.
Because of the position he plays, however, it can sometimes be difficult to measure his impact on the field statistically. When Allen is at his best, he's clearing out space for his linebackers to clean up in the backfield.
Often, Allen's reward is the simple satisfaction of knowing he has contributed to a team defensive effort. But recently, Allen has upped the ante by striking a deal with linebacker Chris Borland.
Every time Borland records a tackle for loss because of an Allen double-team, Borland must pay him in candy. More specifically, Trolli Sour Brite Crawler Gummy Eggs.
"It's a really underrated candy if you want my opinion," Allen said. "It's ...