Devon Allen Conquering Worlds on Track and NFL on the Field

Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver Devon Allen is no stranger to wearing many hats.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Devon Allen Conquering Worlds on Track and NFL on the Field

Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver Devon Allen is no stranger to wearing many hats. This gifted athlete, known on the gridiron for his quick feet and agility, demonstrated his talents on a different kind of track on Saturday.

The USATF NYC Grand Prix saw Allen racing his fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles for the year. But, how does Allen manage these two demanding sports?

Dual Sports, Single Focus

During a conversation with NBC Sports, Allen opened up about juggling his commitments to football and track and field.

"It's going well. You know, balancing both is difficult, but I'm having a lot of fun," he expressed. And fun was not all Allen was having, as he demonstrated fierce competitiveness too. "As long as I can stay healthy, it's good to compete against these guys in high-quality competition.

You know, 13.01 and 13.04 is nothing to scoff at, so we're ready to go." The phrase 'we're ready to go' not only reflects his eagerness but also his preparation for upcoming challenges. One such challenge is the USATF Outdoor Championships, slated for July 6-9 in Eugene, Oregon, where Allen is set to compete next.

Balancing Act on the Horizon

However, Allen faces a significant decision soon. The track and field world championships coincide with the Philadelphia Eagles' training camp. Both events are crucial for his career, placing Allen at a crossroads.

"Yeah, I still don't have a plan of what I'm going to do with worlds being, you know, during training camp," Allen admitted to KPIC-TV in Oregon ahead of the NYC Grand Prix. The choice between striving for a spot in the world championships or securing his place on the Eagles' 53-man roster is not one to be taken lightly.

"But I'm not going to worry about that, like I said, until I make the world championship team. USA is a competitive meet. Just got to focus on doing that first." Allen's words reflect his methodical approach, focusing first on making the world championship team before worrying about his next move.

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