Philadelphia Eagles WR Devon Allen finishes third fastest 110-meter hurdles with 12.84 seconds.

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Devon Allen On Sunday, the USATF NYC Grand Prix 110-meter hurdles was won by the winner. He finished with 12.84, which is the third fastest time ever recorded.

He was only four seconds away from the world record (12.80), set by Aries Merritt at a Diamond League event held in Brussels, Belgium in 2012.

Allen said to reporters that he believed he could break the record today. according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. “Clean up some things and four hundredthsof a second equals four thousandthsof a second per hurdle. That is so small. We will have to wait until the next race.

On Sunday, Grant Holloway, silver medalist in 110-meter hurdles at Tokyo Olympics, came second to Allen, with a time 12.06. Holloway has the second-fastest time at 12.81. He ran it in a semifinal heat of the Olympic Track and Field Trials last summer.

Allen was fourth last year (13.21) and fifth in 2016, respectively, in the 110-meter hurdles at the Olympics.

Allen, who is 27 years old, was a former Oregon receiver. He signed a three-year contract in April with the Eagles. Since 2016, when he was playing for the Ducks, Allen hasn't played any football. Allen was spotted by scouts at Oregon’s pro day in April, when he ran an unofficial 4.35-second 40 yard dash.

He 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.

This report was contributed by Tim McManus, ESPN.

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