Florida Gators RB Jeff Demps to focus on track, not football

Friday January 13th, 2012

University of Florida running back Jeff Demps will forgo the NFL Draft and instead focus on a professional track and field career, according to GatorZone.com. Demps will run for Florida in the spring before turning pro.

“Once I got done with the Gator Bowl, I kind of already had my mind made up, it was just when was I going to tell everyone,’’ Demps told the website. “I enjoy track and it’s something I love to do. When I’m out here, I’m enjoying myself and having fun with the guys. I wanted to come back and run. It’s somewhat of an individual sport, but it’s also a team sport. You win championships as a team.”

Demps finished his career as the eighth leading rusher in Florida history. He tallied 2,470 yards and 23 touchdowns and was a member of the 2008 national championship team. Demps' football achievements never took his attention from his Olympic goals.

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