Philadelphia Eagles Sign Accomplished Track And Field Athlete

Bringing him back.

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed wide receiver Devon Allen to a reserve/futures contract.

Allen, who played collegiately at Oregon from 2014 to 2016, previously resumed playing football last year after a decorated track career.

During his time at Oregon, Allen was a two-sport athlete, competing in both football and track and field. In football, he was a standout receiver, catching 54 passes for 919 yards and 8 touchdowns in his collegiate career. He was also a key contributor on special teams as a kickoff returner.

However, Allen's real success has come on the track. He is a two-time NCAA champion in the 110-meter hurdles, and has also competed in the Olympic Games as a member of the United States track and field team. In addition to his hurdling success, he is also a strong sprinter, with personal bests of 10.00 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 20.31 seconds in the 200-meter dash.

Despite his success in both sports, Allen ultimately chosen to pursue his football career.

The twenty-eight-year-old spent the entire 2022 season on the Eagles' practice squad and never received an elevation to the active roster.

He is still looking to make his NFL debut. Photo Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports