Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/17/12

It was only a matter of time before Bill Belichick nabbed an Olympic athlete. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots will sign Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps. Demps was a Florida Gators running back from 2008-11 but passed on the NFL draft to pursue a track career. While at Florida, Demps averaged 6.7 yards per carry while scoring 23 touchdowns overall. At the 2012 London Games, the 22-year-old earned a silver medal, competing with the 4×100-meter relay U.S. team. Check out his college football highlights below (warning: song may contain graphic language). Breaking: Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps will...

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