Eagles Updates: Newly-signed WR Devon Allen sets record at Penn Relays
While the rest of the football world was focused on the draft, one of the Eagles’ newest receivers made history in Philadelphia.
During yesterday’s Penn Relays, Olympian Devon Allen — who signed with the Eagles last month — won the men’s 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.11 seconds, setting a new record for the event.
“This is kind of like my coming out party to Philadelphia,” Allen said after the win. “I went to the Sixers game on Monday, the playoff game, and I saw firsthand the swings of the fans. So if I can get in their good graces to start, that’ll be good for my career for sure.”
Devon Allen (@DevonAllen13) Penn Relays record 13.11!#FlyEaglesFly @Eagles pic.twitter.com/d8PlI8TjvB— FloTrack (@FloTrack) April 30, 2022
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Allen — 6’0″, 191 pounds — last played football at Oregon in 2016 and has never played an NFL snap.
As the premier deep threat for Oregon, Allen caught 41 passes for 684 yards and 7 TDs in 2014. He’ll now join the Eagles’ offseason program in an attempt to crack the roster.
“It’s now or never because I don’t want to get too old,” Allen said. “I don’t want to turn 30, 31, and then try and get into the NFL. I know the skill gap is still there from college to the NFL, but I think when I did play college and when I did play at a pretty good level, I would consider myself talented enough to play in the NFL.”
Allen will look to bring his speed to Eagles’ OTAs later this spring.
A shiny new Penn Relays record in the men’s 110-meter hurdles for @DevonAllen13, who clocks 13.11. The soon-to-be @Eagles wide receiver wowed the Franklin Field crowd. #2022PennRelays— Penn Relays (@pennrelays) April 30, 2022
Results: https://t.co/LBaRsioPA7 pic.twitter.com/lWNQotTffW
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