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Oregon receiver Devon Allen quits football team to concentrate on track

Oregon receiver Devon Allen quits football team to concentrate on track

Olympic hurdler and Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen said Wednesday he would forgo his remaining eligibility with the Ducks and pursue a professional track career.

Allen, a two-time NCAA champion in the 110-meter hurdles who placed fifth in the event at the Rio Olympics this summer, said Wednesday he does not yet have an agent. He is recovering from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Allen said his aim is to win the gold medal in the 2020 Games, and then perhaps return to playing football professionally.

Allen appeared in the Ducks’ first three games this season before injuring his left knee. The 21-year-old,...

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