Former Florida Gator Jeff Demps is giving up track for football.
Demps, a 5-foot-8, 190-pound running back, told NFL teams before this year’s draft that he planned to be a full-time track athlete. But after winning a silver medal with Team USA’s 4 x 100-meter relay team at the Olympic Games in London, he’s changed his mind. According to Ian Rapoport, a reporter for NFL.com and the NFL Network, Demps has signed with an agent and hopes to sign as a free agent in time to play football in 2012.Demps won NCAA track titles in the 60-meter dash indoors and the 100-meter dash outdoors. In football, he rushed for 2,470 yards and scored 23 touchdowns. He also averaged 28.8 yards on kick returns.