Demps eyes Olympics, not NFL
Published: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 1:49 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 1:49 p.m.
Five-time track and field All-American and four-time NCAA Champion senior sprinter Jeff Demps will compete for the preseason No. 1 Florida track and field program.
Demps is joined by a talented core group of returners, including jumper Omar Craddock, sprinter and 2011 USA 400m Champion Tony McQuay), heptathlete Gray Horn, shot-putter Kemal Mesic and hurdler Eddie Lovett among others.
Demps, who will look for a 2012 Olympic bid to London, hopes to pursue a track and field professional career after his time at Florida and bypass an attempt at the NFL.
The Gators open the season Saturday at the Alabama Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.