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Meet Devon Allen: The crowd phenomenon and possibly the future star of the NFL |  Athletics

Meet Devon Allen: The crowd phenomenon and possibly the future star of the NFL | Athletics

Last Sunday, American hurdler Devon Allen ran the third-fastest 110-meter hurdles ever at the New York Grand Prix: 12″ 84. But is Allen still the right name for hurdles? April’s contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in NFL NFL Talk About A Career Change!

Super talent in hurdles

Devon Allen has been a reference in hurdles for years. In his years at the University of Oregon, young Allen combined athletics with a position wide future The NCAA American football team is the Oregon Ducks.

It soon became clear where his greatest talent lay: his impressive speed. In 2014, he became the NCAA champ in the 110-meter hurdles. During his college years, he won a gold medal twice at the US Championships and placed fifth at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

But things went well upon his return to College Football later that year. He tore his cruciate ligament and seriously injured his meniscus. His American football career seemed to be over, which put his focus more on the slopes.

Aris Merritt’s world record (12’80) is within my means.

Devon Allen

After a successful rehab, another American title in the high hurdles followed in 2018. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, he missed the bronze by four hundredths of a second.

At the end of 2021, Devon Allen broke the magic 13-second mark in the 110m hurdles for the first time and last week smashed his best to 12:84, the third fastest time ever.

With the World Athletics Championships in progress, in Eugene, Oregon, the American looks set for a great performance. As he himself stated in an NBC interview: “The world record Aries Merrit (12″ 80) is within my means. ”

The American football dream wasn’t over

In 2016, the year he sustained a serious knee injury, Devon Allen was forced to choose a professional career in athletics. But he has already decided on his own that he will take his chance in American football again in 2020.

The coronavirus and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics threw a switch in the works, but this year it finally happened.

In April 2022, Allen participated in the professional football days at his old university, mentioning the days of picking NFL players who did not make the draft and who are trying to get a contract with best team.

In the 40-yard (36-meter) sprint, Allen ran 4 inches 35. Average time wide future He measures 4″ 48, so the Philadelphia Eagles, one of the top teams in the National Football League (NFL), were deeply impressed.

They offered him a 3-year contract in the position he also played in college. “It’s taken 5 years, but now I’m finally here, with a team where I really feel at home,” Allen said emotionally.

Everything for the NFL after the World Athletics Championships

Until the World Cup in Eugene, Devon Allen of the Eagles will have every opportunity to focus on athletics and especially not get injured. But on July 26, when Philadelphia Eagles training camp began, he hung up nails in an effort to get into the team’s core.

To be clear: this is not evidence. “I think I’m the fastest player in the NFL,” Allen told NBC Sports. “So it won’t be like that. It will mainly be about controlling the tactical matters. I hope it will be like riding a bike and I haven’t forgotten about it.”

The physical aspect of the sport is another matter, but he doesn’t see any problem here either. “I am stronger than most people expect and with my experience as an hurdler I will not be taken low. I have to be the quick guy in the depth and I will show that on the field.”

If he doesn’t make it to the team, Allen can still return to athletics. Possibly the fastest hurdles of all time. However, nothing…

Check out Devon Allen’s 110H

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