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NFL: Devon Allen moves from the Olympics to the NFL and signs with the Philadelphia Eagles

Devon Allen fulfill your dream and made the jump to the NFL. The American Olympian will be professional in American football after being signed by


Devon Allen fulfill your dream and made the jump to the NFL. The American Olympian will be professional in American football after being signed by the Philadelphia Eagles with 27 years of age.

The American had been fourth in the 110 hurdles of the Tokyo 2020 Games and fifth in Rio 2016 and has a best mark of 12.99 (+0.7), achieved in Zagreb in September 2021.

Allen will combine tartan with American football -at least his presence at the Eugene World Championship in July of that year seems certain-, like many others before him. And it is that the list of American athletes who have ended up enrolling in the NFL is already important.

Allen was a wide receiver promising at the University of Oregon before concentrating on athletics after a series of knee injuries. And what he painted as his best destiny ended up being fulfilled, be part of Philadelphia where you seek to earn a place.

The famous hurdler, who hasn’t played football since 2016He told reporters that he wanted to pursue his NFL dream before he was too old to try. “It’s now or never because I don’t want to get too oldeither. I don’t want to turn 30 and then try to get into the NFL,” he said.

“I think when I played in college i did it at a pretty good level and I considered myself talented enough to play in the NFL,” he added.

Allen’s name is thus added to stars such as willie gaultmember of the United States team that set a world record in 4×100 at the World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki in 1983, who then spent 11 years in the NFL as a wide receiver, making his mark with the Chicago Bears and winning the 1985 Super Bowl.

Bob Hayes1964 Tokyo 100m Olympic champion and former world record holder, also excelled as a wide receiver for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, helping them win the Super Bowl VI.