Devon Allen Parents: Meet Louise Allen, Joey Knudson
Devon Allen born on December 12, 1994, is an American track and field athlete, specializing in the 110-meter hurdles, and a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).
He played wide receiver for the University of Oregon football team from 2014 to 2016. In the 110-meter hurdles, Allen is a three-time U.S. national champion (2014, 2016, and 2018) and a two-time Olympian, reaching the finals in both the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
His personal best of 12.84 seconds, set in 2022, ranks as the third-fastest time in history. In his final meet of 2021, Allen clocked 12.99 seconds and became the 13th American hurdler to ever break the 13-second barrier in this event.
In April 2022, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Allen as a wide receiver. On July 17, 2022 Allen was disqualified in the 2022 World Athletic Championships for a controversial false start of .001 seconds.
Meet Louise Allen, Joey Knudson
Devon Allen’s mother is Joey Lyn Knudson and his father is Louis Allen.
Allen is incredibly close with his family. Both his parents set up GoFundMe fundraisers to get their son to the Rio Olympics in 2016, as well as be able to go and support him. His father raised nearly $20,000, while his mother raised about $8,000.
His father Louis previously worked as a software engineer, but was laid off just before the Rio Olympics.
Allen’s parents are no longer together; his mom Joey lives in Seattle and travels to watch his races.
Knudson has said about her son: “He is my inspiration for so many things I’m working on in my own life. He and his twin sister are the best things that have ever happened to me!”