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BREAKING: Oregon’s Devon Allen is a fast human being

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Earlier this month we highlighted a Michigan signee who is kinda fast.  With June hitting its halfway point today, we’ll do the same for a member of the Oregon football program.

Saturday, rising redshirt freshman wide receiver Devon Allen won the NCAA championship in the 110-meter hurdles to give the Ducks their first outdoor men’s title since 1984.  Not only that, but Allen’s time of 13.16 was the second fastest in the history of the NCAA.

The only one faster?  The 13 flat laid down by Maryland’s Renaldo Nehemiah, the should-have-been gold medalist at the 1980 Olympics who had a cup of coffee or two in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers.

Allen was a four-star member of UO’s 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 22 receiver in the country and the No. 4 player at any position in the state of Arizona.  He took a redshirt as a true freshman this past season.

As The Oregonian points out, Allen “is poised to earn playing time due to a serious knee injury to Bralon Addison.”  The Ducks’ leading returning receiver, Addison suffered a torn ACL during spring practice and is expected to miss the entire 2014 season.

(Photo credit: Oregon athletics)

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7 Responses to “BREAKING: Oregon’s Devon Allen is a fast human being”
  1. dougwantstoramble says: Jun 15, 2014 10:27 PM

    What does a female do when she is approached by an Oregon basketball player? She DUCKS!

  2. iangas33 says: Jun 16, 2014 12:02 AM

    Who cares how fast he is when he plays for Oregon!
    The PAC 12 is a composed of athletic individuals (fast, strong etc) that suck at football. A track star is not, and will not be a football star

  3. texasbornlsufan says: Jun 16, 2014 6:43 AM

    Really did anyone tell Bob Hayes that?

  4. chex1868 says: Jun 16, 2014 7:43 AM

    Sweet pic. Is the guy in the blue grabbing his junk?

  5. chiefdog says: Jun 16, 2014 2:19 PM

    That Oregon speed doesn’t seem to matter much when Stanford brutalizes them on a yearly basis.

  6. longborer69 says: Jun 17, 2014 4:12 AM

    Let’s see.

    A bad loss to Stanford in 2013 when Mariota didn’t have any speed anymore due to injury.

    An overtime loss to Stanford in 2012 due to freak plays and incompetent kicking.

    Wins by more than 20 in 2010 & 2011.

    I guess that’s being brutalized on a yearly basis. What a dumb statement.

    Full credit to Stanford for staying close enough in 2012 that when the breaks went their way, they could win. Full credit to Stanford for recognizing that Marcus was injured and wasn’t a threat to run, and adjusting their defense to that. It let them build a big enough lead to hold off a comeback. Good job by them, and they deserved to win both those games. But brutalized? Give me a break.

    But you probably didn’t actually watch any of the games the last four years, or at least not more than one of them. So you are probably just spouting what a lot of other people are saying.

  7. chargrz says: Jun 17, 2014 10:41 PM

    Run track more money in the long run.

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