Devon Allen wins 110-meter hurdle heat, heads to semifinals of World Championships

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Eagles receiver Devon Allen hopes to take a World Championship to a team that hopes to win another World Championship.

Allen got off to a good start in his other sport on Saturday, winning his heat in the 110-meter hurdles. He has qualified for the semifinals.

The finals happen on Sunday night. Then, Allen will try to make the team in Philadelphia.

Allen, 27, played college football at Oregon. He was undrafted in 2017, and the Eagles are his first shot at an NFL roster spot. He caught the team’s attention with a 4.35-second 40-yard dash.

In three seasons with Oregon, from 2014 through 2016, Allen caught 54 passes for 919 yards and eight touchdowns.

7 responses to “Devon Allen wins 110-meter hurdle heat, heads to semifinals of World Championships

  1. Cheering hard for Devon Allen as the future Olympian he is. Cheering hard for Devon Allen to make the Eagles.

  2. Sounds like the combine. What does running hurdles and those other drills have to do with playing with pads on?

  3. This is the most impressive athletic accomplishment I’ve read of an NFL player in years.

  4. It’s amazing how many teams over the years have taken a flyer on track stars at WR. Happens over and over again. I wonder how many have made it to the final roster and of those how many have made a significant contribution to their team.

  5. Just give him REAGORS or JJ .A wide receiver position automatically…..both of those guys need to off the Eagles roster .

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