Devon Allen has been trying to make the Eagles a wider receiver this year, but Sunday reminded him that he is also a talented track athlete.
At the New York Grand Prix in New York City on Sunday, Allen completed the 110-meter hurdles in 12.84 seconds. It was good enough to win the race and it was also the third-fastest time anyone posted at that event. Merit set a world record of 12.80 seconds in 2012.
Allen’s track resume includes his last two Olympic trips as a member of the United States team. In 2016, he finished fifth in Rio and fourth in Tokyo last summer.
He also played football in Oregon and signed with the Eagles in April.
“When I’m doing a lot – trying to balance both football and track – I need to be really aware of my recovery, my sleep, my diet,” said Allen via NBCSports Philadelphia’s Ruben Frank. com. So I was locked in a bit more and of course it worked. “
U.S. Open June 23-26 Allen plans to race in Europe before the Championships and the World Championships on July 15-24. He will then report to the Eagles Camp to continue bidding for a spot in the NFL.