Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen continues quest for gold at 2022 World Athletics Championship
There was high drama today in Eugene Oregon during the Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles. Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen kicked it into another gear to pull out a close win to advance to the next round of the 2022 World Athletics Championship this Saturday.
Watch: Eagles WR Devon Allen winning to advance to semifinals.
This isn’t the first time Devon Allen has made headlines since the Eagles signed him. Earlier this summer he recorded the third fastest 110 meter hurdles time ever. Prior to that he set the record for the Penn Relays.
The Eagles signed Allen in April to compete for a spot on the roster this offseason. A collegiate track and field champion during his time at The University of Oregon, he also played wide receiver for the Ducks from 2014-16.
Devon Allen hasn’t played football competitively in six years. That kind of rust can be hard to shake off, but it’s crystal clear that he has insane speed and agility, making it easy to understand why the Eagles decided to take a shot on signing him.
Worst case scenario?
Cut him before training camp ends and shrug.
Best case scenario? You’ve seen the guy jump in the video above! The sky’s the limit in both a literal and figurative sense. The two time Olympian has enough talent to justify giving him a shot.
The semifinals for the World Athletics Championship will be held on Sunday. There Devon Allen will compete to move on for the chance to bring some gold hardware with him to Eagles training camp on July 26th.
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