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WR Devon Allen brings more speed to the already fast Ducks

  • FILE - In this June 14, 2014, file photo, Oregon's Devon Allen, front left, and Texas A&M's Wayne Davis II reach for the finish line during the men's 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA track and field championships on, in Eugene, Ore. In June, Allen won the NCAA championship in the 110-meter hurdles. Two months later, he’s won the job a starting receiver for the No. 3 Ducks. Allen, a redshirt freshman, will start along with senior Keanon Lowe at receiver when Oregon hosts South Dakota in the opener on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    FILE - In this June 14, 2014, file photo, Oregon's Devon Allen, front left, and Texas A&M's Wayne Davis II reach for the finish line during the men's 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA track and field championships on, in Eugene, Ore. In June, Allen won the NCAA championship in the 110-meter hurdles. Two months later, he’s won the job a starting receiver for the No. 3 Ducks. Allen, a redshirt freshman, will start along with senior Keanon Lowe at receiver when Oregon hosts South Dakota in the opener on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 14, 2014, file photo, Oregon's Devon Allen celebrates after winning the men's 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA track and field championships, in Eugene, Ore. In June, Allen won the NCAA championship in the 110-meter hurdles. Two months later, he’s won the job a starting receiver for the No. 3 Ducks. Allen, a redshirt freshman, will start along with senior Keanon Lowe at receiver when Oregon hosts South Dakota in the opener on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    FILE - In this June 14, 2014, file photo, Oregon's Devon Allen celebrates after winning the men's 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA track and field championships, in Eugene, Ore. In June, Allen won the NCAA championship in the 110-meter hurdles. Two months later, he’s won the job a starting receiver for the No. 3 Ducks. Allen, a redshirt freshman, will start along with senior Keanon Lowe at receiver when Oregon hosts South Dakota in the opener on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.