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Seahawks star DK Metcalf would possibly well even have his eyes on operating on the Olympic Games, but a fellow NFL broad receiver has already beaten him to the punch, and never greatest that, but made world be conscious history alongside with his velocity. Two-time Olympic hurdler Devon Allen, who signed with the Eagles to play receiver this April, clocked a 12.84-second attain within the 110-meter hurdles Sunday on the 2022 USA Be conscious & Enviornment NYC Substantial Prix in New York Metropolis, the third fastest time ever recorded within the tournament.

Allen’s listing time lowered his deepest greatest from 12.99, per NBC Sports actions, and made him the principle man to destroy 13 seconds within the 110m hurdles this 365 days. Totally two others — Aries Merritt (12.80) and Grant Holloway (12.81) — have logged faster events.

Sunday wasn’t the principle time Allen made headlines for his velocity. The 27-365 days-mature Phoenix native is a 3-time U.S. national champion within the 110m hurdles (2014, 2016, 2018) and superior to the 110m finals in each the 2016 and 2020 Olympics.

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Allen previously exited excessive college as a four-star recruit in football, enjoying broad receiver at Oregon for 3 seasons, including a 2014 debut that incorporated a non-public-greatest 41 catches for 687 yards and seven touchdowns. Two diverse ACL tears helped steer him a ways from the gridiron and exclusively to the be conscious after college, but Allen revived his NFL aspirations by attending Oregon’s pro day this April, unofficially clocking a 4.35-second 40-yard rush.

The fresh Eagles wideout is predicted to take part in a number of extra be conscious events, including the U.S. Championships and World Championships, ahead of reporting to coaching camp in July. He is seemingly to compete for a reserve role or reveal squad set with Philadelphia.

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