Former University of Florida football and track star Jeff Demps will pursue a career in the NFL.
The Olympic silver medalist has signed a standard representation agreement for football, a souce close to Demps said Tuesday, with the goal of playing in the 2012 season. Demps recently returned from London, where he took part in Team USA's 4x100-meter relay heat and earned his hardware.
Suddenly, a speedy, likely coveted free agent is on the market midway through training camp.
With the Gators, Demps earned NCAA titles in the 60-meet dash indoors and the 100-meter dash outdoors. On the football field, he gained 2,470 rushing yards and had 23 touchdowns in a stellar career. He was also a kick returner with 28.8 yards per return, showing explosiveness.
Demps went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft after telling teams he would be a full-time track athlete. Plans changed.
Demps, the 5-foot-8, 190-pounder, is looking for a team.