Eagles WR Devon Allen clocks third-fastest 110M hurdle time in world history
One of the newest Eagles’ receivers continues to light it up on the track.
Just a month after setting a new record at the Penn Relays, Olympian Devon Allen ran the third-fastest 110M hurdles time in world history at today’s NYC Grand Prix:
THE THIRD FASTEST TIME EVER! @DevonAllen13 of the @Eagles wins the men’s 110m hurdles! @SNFonNBC— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) June 12, 2022
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“I am for sure definitely the fastest (Eagle),” Allen told NBC Sports’ John Clark heading into the race, “I do think we definitely have the fastest receiver corps in the NFL.”
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 missed OTA’s due to testing positive for COVID-19. He’ll look to bring his speed to Eagles’ training camp later this summer.
Eagles WR & Olympic track star Devon Allen says he’s fastest Eagle— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) June 10, 2022
Race with @bigplay24slay ?
“Me being a pro track athlete, I don’t race for free. I said, Alright, we’ll race. $10,000. Nobody took me me up on that!”
🎧Podcast with Devon on Birds🔽https://t.co/2DH3zYwmfw pic.twitter.com/WcbMZ4e63i
Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee | USA TODAY Sports