Allen's speed gives him an edge at WR for Oregon

Aug 28, 2014 4:41 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Devon Allen has quite a tale to tell about what he did over summer break.

In June, Allen won the NCAA championship in the 110-meter hurdles. Two months later, he's won a starter's job at receiver for the No. 3 Ducks.

Allen, a redshirt freshman, will start along with senior receiver Keanon Lowe when Oregon hosts South Dakota in the opener on Saturday night.

Allen's track talent ultimately helped him move up the depth chart.

His time of 13.16 seconds in the hurdles at the NCAA Championships set a meet record, besting Olympic gold medalist Aries Merritt's mark of 13.21 set in 2006 for Tennessee. Allen is the first freshman to win the national title in the event since San Jose State's Dedy Cooper in 1976.

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