Devon Allen
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Devon Allen in 2018
No. 82 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-12) December 12, 1994 (age 27)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Brophy College Preparatory
College:Oregon
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Track and field
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Devon Allen (born December 12, 1994) is an American track and field athlete, specializing in the 110-meter hurdles, and a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played wide receiver for the University of Oregon football team from 2014 to 2016.[1] In the 110-meter hurdles, Allen is a three-time U.S. national champion (2014, 2016, and 2018) and a two-time Olympian, reaching the finals in both the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. His personal best of 12.84 seconds, set in 2022, ranks as the third-fastest time in history.[2] In his final meet of 2021, Allen clocked 12.99 seconds and became the 13th American hurdler to ever break the 13-second barrier in this event.[3][4] In April 2022, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Allen as a wide receiver.[5]

On July 17, 2022, Allen was disqualified in the 2022 World Athletic Championships for a controversial false start. The sensors in the starting blocks measured his reaction time from the time the gun went off at 0.099 seconds, which is 0.001 seconds faster than the legally allowed reaction time (0.1 seconds).[citation needed]

Recruiting

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Devon Allen
WR
Phoenix, AZ Brophy Prep 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.5 Jan 25, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247Sports:
4/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 74
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 114 (WR)   Rivals: 186 (WR)  ESPN: 166 (WR)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Oregon Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  • "2011 Oregon Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014.

Achievements

Track and Field

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the University of Oregon
2014 2014 Pac-12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Pullman, Washington 2nd 110 meters hurdles 13.47
2014 2014 Pac-12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Pullman, Washington 2nd 400 meters hurdles 51.19
2014 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 1st 110 meters hurdles 13.16
2014 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 1st 110 meters hurdles 13.16
2016 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 1st 110 meters hurdles 13.50
2016 US Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 1st 110 meters hurdles 13.03
Representing Nike
2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 3rd 110 meters hurdles 13.34
2018 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 3rd 60 meters hurdles 7.49
2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 1st 110 meters hurdles 13.46
2019 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Staten Island, New York 1st 60 meters hurdles 7.60
2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 3rd 110 meters hurdles 13.38
2021 US Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 2nd 110 meters hurdles 13.10
Representing the United States
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th 110 meters hurdles 13.31
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 9th (sf) 110 meters hurdles 13.27
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 7th 110 meters hurdles 13.70
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 4th 110 meters hurdles 13.14
2022 World Championships Eugene, United States 4th (sf) 110 meters hurdles 13.091

1Disqualified in the final

Football career

College Football

Coming out of high school as a four-star recruit, Allen committed to the University of Oregon and played on their football team for three years as a wide receiver, with his first season as the most productive one. After coming out of college, however, he focused his athletics on hurdling and track-and-field rather than football.

After years of competing in the US Nationals and the Olympics, Allen chose to participate in the football pro day held for players at the University of Oregon during the 2022 preseason. Allen caught the attention of NFL scouts when he ran an unofficial 4.35-second 40-yard dash. He impressed the Eagles enough to merit a visit on April 7 to their training facility, the NovaCare Complex.

College statistics

Season Receiving Rushing
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD
2014 41 684 16.7 80 7 1 21 21.0 21 0
2015 9 94 10.4 23 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2016 4 143 35.3 77 1 3 13 4.3 6 0
Career[6] 54 921 17.1 80 8 4 34 8.5 21 0

Philadelphia Eagles

On April 8, 2022, the day after being brought to their training facility, Allen signed a standard three-year undrafted rookie deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.[7] He was waived on August 30, 2022 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9]

References

  1. ^ "Devon Allen". Team USA. Archived from the original on July 30, 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  2. ^ Frank, Reuben (June 12, 2022). "Eagles receiver Devon Allen runs 3rd-fastest hurdles time ... ever". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  3. ^ Kishmore, Hari. "Athletics: Records galore at Boris Hanzekovic Memorial event". Sportskeeda. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "Men's All Time List - 110 Metres Hurdles". World Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Spadaro, Dave (April 8, 2022). "Eagles sign WR Devon Allen". Philadelphia Eagles. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  6. ^ "Devon Allen Stats, News, Bio". ESPN. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
  7. ^ Bowman, Paul (April 8, 2022). "Eagles Add Olympic Athlete To Roster". SportsTalkPhilly.com.
  8. ^ McPherson, Chris (August 30, 2022). "Eagles announce initial 53-man roster". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  9. ^ McPherson, Chris (August 31, 2022). "Eagles sign 15 players to the practice squad". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.