Devon Allen wins another 110-meter hurdles race

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Eagles receiver Devon Allen won his second race in five days.

The world-class track athlete won the Diamond League event in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday, running a 13.22 in the 110-meter hurdles.

Spain’s Asier Martinez finished second in 13.30.

Allen won the event at the New York Grand Prix last week with a 12.84, which is the third-fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles all time.

A two-time Olympian, Allen took fourth in the Tokyo Games in 2021 and fifth in the Rio Games in 2016.

He has not played football since 2016 but signed with the Eagles this offseason after working out at the University of Oregon’s Pro Day in April.

He will compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships later this month and the World Championships in Europe in mid-July before reporting to training camp.

6 responses to “Devon Allen wins another 110-meter hurdles race

  1. He hasn’t played football since before ‘Kaep was blackballed. Yet he gets signed with no proven skills other than being fast without pads.

  2. I don’t know if he’ll turn out to be good, but if you paid attention to that era of Oregon football he was in he’s got a lot of potential. He stopped playing and focused on track due to injuries, it wasn’t skill related.

    It’s worth the risk for the Eagles.

  3. It’s worth taking a flyer on him. They did the same with Jordan Mailata, only difference being that Mailata never even touched a football; now he’s proving to be one of the better left tackles in the league.

  4. HOF coach Bill Walsh signed world class sprinter Reynaldo Nehemiah as a WR. Turned out he could run and he could catch but couldn’t do both at the same time. Walsh turned an Olympic shot putter into a probowl nose tackle, who’s name escapes me, but injuries cut his career short.

  5. How long will it take before we have a thread about this guy without the hackneyed “Renaldo Nehemiah” comparison?

    This guy isn’t just lightning fast, he played football at Oregon, for crying out loud.

    He deserves a shot in the NFL.

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