The speed of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen was on full display over the weekend.
On Sunday, Allen finished with the third-fastest 110-meter hurdles time ever recorded, beating out world champion Grant Holloway at the New York City Grand Prix. He finished with a 12.84 mark, running the third-fastest time in track and field history in the 110-meter hurdles.
“I thought I could break the record today,” Allen said after the race, via NBC Sports Philadelphia. “Clean up a few things, and four-hundredths of a second is four-thousandths of a second per hurdle, which is so small. Going to have to wait for another race.”
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A two-time Olympian, Allen finished fourth in Tokyo last summer and fifth in Rio in 2016.
The 27-year-old former Oregon receiver hasn’t played football since 2016 but caught the attention of scouts when he worked out at the Ducks’ pro day in April. He would go on to sign with the Eagles this offseason as he attempts to jumpstart his NFL career.
He played in 54 football games for the Oregon Ducks between 2014 and 2016.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.