Devon Allen looks to hurdle for the first time since winning the 2014 U.S. championship.
Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen is expected to make his return to track and field as the Ducks travel to the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. over the weekend, according to Chris Hansen of The Register-Guard.
Allen has not competed since winning the 2014 U.S. championship title in the 110-meter hurdles. He is entered in the men's 60-meter hurdles.
He sustained a torn ACL injury in last year’s College Football Playoff win over Florida State.
He did not compete in the 2015 outdoor track and field season as he nursed the injury, and potentially missed a chance to qualify for the 2015 world track and field championships.
He returned for the 2015-2016 season and finished the year with nine catches for 94 yards and no touchdowns.
In order to make the 2016 Olympic team, he must finish in the top three at July's U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.
Track and field in Rio will run from Aug. 13 to 21 with the men’s 110-meter hurdle final schedule on Aug. 16. The Ducks will open the 2016 football season at home against UC Davis on Sept. 3.
- Christopher Chavez