A handful of teams were interested in former Florida Gator return man and running back Jeff Demps when he announced that he would be pursuing a NFL career immediately after winning a silver medal as part of the USA men’s 4×100-meter relay team at the 2012 London Olympics. The New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were some of the most seriously interested teams but neither one of them managed to sign the speedster.
However, Demps did find a team. He has agreed to sign with the New England Patriots per multiple sources.
Last season, Demps had 569 yards rushing and six touchdowns for the Gators. He finished his college career with 23 total touchdowns and over 2,400 rushing yards. He also adds a dynamic presence on special teams with his speed. Demps averaged an impressive 28.8 yards per return in his career.
Demps went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft because he had informed teams of his plans to pursue his track career over football.
He has always been a dynamic running back in the mold of Darren Sproles and an even better kick returner. Adding Demps will add another aspect to the Patriots attack.