Devon Allen's father: 'This has been a dream of his since he was a young boy'

Devon Allen said he's already looking forward to competing in the Olympic Games again in 2020. Photo courtesy Louis Allen

EUGENE, Ore. – After placing fifth in the Men’s 110m Hurdles, Oregon Duck Devon Allen is on his way back to Oregon from Rio de Janeiro.

Devon Allen had a large support group in Rio. Friends and family made the trip to cheer him on during the races.

Devon Allen’s father Louis Allen said seeing his son compete on the Olympic stage was a proud moment. He said it was “electric.”

“It was very surreal, it was exciting to see my son for the first time in the uniform of our country and to know that this has been a dream of his since he was a young boy was very, very exciting,” Louis Allen said.

He said his son will return to Eugene to start his football season at Oregon.

The last time he spoke with his son was Friday.

Devon Allen told his dad the only sad part of the trip was that he had to wait four more years to do it again.

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