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Oregon WR, Olympic Hurdler Devon Allen To Step Away From Football, Focus On Track

Devon Allen's football career appears to be over. The Oregon star and Olympian will be focusing on track moving forward.

When healthy, Allen has been a dynamic receiver for the Ducks, but his best sport is track. He qualified for the Rio Olympics, finishing fifth in the 110-meter hurdles final.

In September, Allen suffered the second season-ending knee injury of his football career. Today, Oregon announced that he will be focusing on his track career moving forward. From the school's announcement:

Devon Allen, the hurdler and wide receiver who became one of the most accomplished two-sport athletes in Oregon history, will forego his remaining collegiate eligibility to focus on a professional career in track and field.

After representing the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he reached the 110-meter hurdles final, Allen returned for his third season of football with the Ducks in late August. He appeared in three games before suffering a season-ending knee injury, less than two years after a similar injury ended his redshirt freshman campaign.

Allen had his best season as a freshman in 2014. He caught 41 passes for 684 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games that season for the Ducks, but missed the team's two College Football Playoff games. Oregon lost to Ohio State in the national championship that season. He finishes his football career with 54 total catches for 919 yards and eight scores.

[GoDucks.com]