Allen, an athlete of 27 years old, has not played American football since 2016. He was on Ducks and he signed three year contract. Allen paused his career as American football player and tried athleticism. He participated on the last Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020). He achieved a fourth and fifth position on this last two editions.
Allen drew attention of some talent scouts on the pro day on the beginning of this month. He ran the 40 yards on an extra-official time of 4,35 seconds. This was translated to a visit on Eagles and an agreement of three years contract. This is the standard contract for those players that are free agents unrecruited on draft.
Also, Allen had some injuries on the knee during his period on Oregon. He had 9 appearances on the last two season on Ducks (a very negative fact). His first year on Oregon was the better to him. He has 41 receptions for 684 yards and seven touchdowns. At the same time, he had an average of 16,7 yards per reception.
The three times national champion of 110 metres hurdles said that he has the intention to compete on the outdoors championship of athleticism of United States on June. In addition, he wants to participate on the Athleticism World Cup on July before focus on the American football. This new could be controversy. He has the probability to suffer an injury during this time, so the team is not too much happy of this.
“I am gonna leave the American football in the background for now” said via Oregonian. “I wanted to come to pro day and announce that I am taking this seriously. The goal is preparing me for the World Cup, compete, win, break the world record and after, the July 18th, when the World Cup ends, go to the training campsite the next week”.
We will see how this planning works for Devon Allen. Without a doubt, this is a risky bet that could be really great on the future.