Demps in high demand for NFL
Fresh from winning a silver medal at the London Olympics, Jeff Demps looks set to make a run at a Super Bowl ring.
His agent Daniel Rose said last night that several NFL teams were interested in signing the speedy Demps, a former running back at the University of Florida. Rose said Demps was expected to make a decision tonight.
“‘I’m excited because it’s a good story,” Rose said. ”The guy goes to the Olympics to pursue one of his dreams and he succeeded. Now, he wants to go win a Super Bowl. How can you fault a kid like that?”
Rose wouldn’t identify the teams in the mix, but Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano confirmed that the Buccaneers were interested in Demps, who was part of the 4×100-meter relay team that finished second to Jamaica in London. The New York Jets, with Demps’ former college teammate Tim Tebow, also are among the seven or eight teams on the list.
Demps went undrafted in April after announcing in January that was he giving up his football career to focus on track and the Olympics. The 22-year-old Demps, who had 2,470 career yards rushing and 23 touchdowns in four seasons with the Gators, did not attend any college football all-star games or take part in any NFL Draft workouts to focus on track. (AP)