Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen is most likely to return to the football field for the Ducks later this month. The 21-year-old’s hope of an Olympic gold was dashed as he finished fifth in the finals of the men’s 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.31 on Tuesday.
His team from the University competes at the NCAA Division I level in the FBS College Football. The multi-sport talent qualified for the finals of the men’s 110-meter hurdles at the Rio 2016 Olympics clocking a time of 13.36.
Devon Allen told that he intends to return to the football field for the Ducks this fall, NFL reports. He was speaking to College Football 24/7 before going to Rio. Devon was afflicted with a knee injury last year.
According to NFL media analysts Lance Zierlein and Daniel Jeremiah, Devon Allen has an “encouraging draft prospect” at NFL. The player from the University of Oregon’s football team is slated to start his football practice later this month in his home.
The youngster is emerging as a prospective wide receiver for NFL. Devon Allen is also a world-class hurdler due to his “unusual blend of exceptional speed, unshakable confidence and relentless work ethic,” Yahoo reports.
The publication reported how the hurdler after qualifying for the Olympics in July, dropped into the Oregon football office. Devon wanted to check who was filling in for him in the team, so that he could help him out.
“That shows how he thinks. He just won the Trials and he’s already thinking of someone else. He’s always putting his teammates first,” said Matt Lubick, Oregon offensive coordinator.
Allen Devon has been juggling both hurdles and football with equal ease since he was in high school. “If anyone has a chance [to keep doing both], I have one of the best,” he said on Monday.