ESPN reports the 27-year-old wide receiver “won the 110-meter hurdles at the USATF NYC Grand Prix on Sunday, finishing with a time of 12.84 seconds — the third-fastest time in history.”
The Eagles signed Allen in April even though he hasn’t played football since 2016, when he suffered a knee injury. But ESPN reports Allen ran an unofficial 4.35-second 40-yard dash at Oregon’s pro day in April. Per Eagles PR:
In 2014 with the Ducks, the speedster – obviously – was a premier deep threat catching 41 passes for 684 yards and 7 touchdowns before suffering a knee injury during the opening kickoff of the Rose Bowl. He was rated a four-star recruit coming out of high school and made a huge impact with Oregon as a redshirt freshman on campus before focusing more and more and, ultimately, completely on the 110-meter hurdles. In 2015, Allen caught 9 passes for 94 yards and then had 4 receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown in 2016 before suffering another knee injury.
According to ESPN, Allen “told reporters at Oregon’s pro day that he planned to compete at the the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, which will be held later this month, and the World Athletics Championships in July, before turning his attention to football.”