Devon Allen advances to semifinals in 2022 World Athletics Championships

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles helmet sits on a cart during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagle on December 22, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Eagles track star has crossed another hurdle in his chance for a National Championship.

Devon Allen, the undrafted track and field star from Oregon who signed a contract with the Eagles over the off-season ran a 13.47 on Saturday in his preliminary heat of the 110-meter hurdles.

The first place finish in the quarterfinals automatically qualified Devon Allen for the Semifinal matchup Sunday night at 8:00pm. The Finals will start just a couple hours later.

He placed first in three 110-meter hurdles events, including a race at the New York Grand Prix that saw Allen post the third-fastest time in track and field history (12.84 seconds).

Devon Allen signed a three-year $2.5 million contract with the Eagles. But just $40,000 is guaranteed if Allen fails to make the final 53-man roster. Allen’s best years in college came in 2014 for the Ducks in which the 6’0″ speedster totaled over 700 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns.

In a loaded receiving room that consists of AJ Brown, and Davonta Smith, Allen has small odds to make the team, but his speed is a skill that is highly coveted across the NFL.

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