GAINESVILLE, Fla. University of Florida two-sport standout Jeff Demps is putting away any NFL aspirations to focus on his track career and a potential spot in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Demps has decided to run for the Gators this spring and then will seek a professional track career rather than one in football. Demps informed Gators track and field head coach Mike Holloway of his plan in recent days after making a final decision after the football season ended.
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 said Thursday morning. I enjoy track, and its something I love to do. When Im out here, Im enjoying myself and having fun with the guys. I wanted to come back and run. Its somewhat of an individual sport, but its also a team sport. You win championships as a team.
Demps ended his Florida football career on Jan. 2 in Floridas 24-17 win over Ohio State. He began training with the track ...