Eagles’ Devon Allen qualifies for World Championships in 110-meter hurdles

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Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen didn’t have his best showing at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships on Sunday, but he did well enough to qualify for the World Championships.

Allen ran the 110-meter hurdles in 13.09 seconds, good for third place in America, and qualifying for the World Athletic Championships next month in Eugene, Oregon.

Earlier this month, Allen ran the third-fastest 110-meter hurdles race in history, with a time of 12.84 seconds.

Allen hasn’t played football since he was at Oregon in 2016, but he signed with the Eagles in April. He’s a long shot to make the roster in Philadelphia, but he’s undeniably one of the best athletes in the NFL.

6 responses to “Eagles’ Devon Allen qualifies for World Championships in 110-meter hurdles

  1. He’s nuts to play football. One injury and his track career is over. Even a relatively minor one. And for what? A long shot to become a depth chart WR. He needs to have his head examined.

  2. Ted Ginn Jr turned in a very solid NFL career.

    Selfishly I wish he had pursued track, might’ve been the greatest hurdler god has ever created. Dude was all legs with little torso.

    Getting drafted in the top 10 surely changes ones professional focus, he wasn’t a guy fighting for a roster spot. Probably why he could never really focus on track.

  3. Devon Allen has the right to pursue his own dreams whatever they may be. That he is so exceptionally gifted to have a choice between track and football is rare and who are we to judge what he should or shouldn’t do. Maybe he will not make the final roster but he has played receiver in division 1 football and run in the Olympics. I wish him nothing but success.

  4. Renaldo Nehemiah and some guy named Bob Hayes who played with a star on his helmet had pretty successful careers at both. Both won Olympic gold, both held world records at one time in their respective events, and both won Super Bowl rings. Hayes had a HOF career, and it took a guy named Jerry Rice to supplant Nehemiah in SF.

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