|No. 82 – Philadelphia Eagles|
|Born:||December 12, 1994|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Brophy College Preparatory|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Roster status:||Practice squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
|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. 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. 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. In April 2022, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Allen as a wide receiver.
On July 17, 2022, Allen was disqualified at the 2022 World Athletic Championships in Eugene, Oregon, due to a controversial false start. The sensors in the starting blocks measured his reaction time from the moment the gun went off at 0.099 second, which is 0.001 second faster than the legally allowed reaction time of 0.1 second.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Phoenix, AZ||Brophy Prep||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||4.5||Jan 25, 2013|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN grade: 74|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 114 (WR) Rivals: 186 (WR) ESPN: 166 (WR)|
Track and Field
1Disqualified in the final
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.
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. He was waived on August 30, 2022 and signed to the practice squad the next day.
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- Kishmore, Hari. "Athletics: Records galore at Boris Hanzekovic Memorial event". Sportskeeda. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
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- Book C: Competition C2.1 Technical Rules False Start Rule 16.6 World Athletics
- "Devon Allen Stats, News, Bio". ESPN. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
- Bowman, Paul (April 8, 2022). "Eagles Add Olympic Athlete To Roster". SportsTalkPhilly.com.
- McPherson, Chris (August 30, 2022). "Eagles announce initial 53-man roster". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
- McPherson, Chris (August 31, 2022). "Eagles sign 15 players to the practice squad". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
- Devon Allen page Philadelphia Eagles
- 2022 Biography Devon Allen WR #82 Philadelphia Eagles