Since the 2012 Summer Olympics, we have seen Gabby get a new hairdo, Michael Phelps getting himself into “hot water” again, and other Olympic star “after news”.
But one that caught my eye in recent news is Jeff Demps ~ Silver medal winner in the in the 4×100 relay as part of the team that finished second to Jamaica at the London Games. A running back at Florida, he had 2,470 career yards rushing and 23 touchdowns in four seasons with the Gators. He averaged 28.8 yards a return during his four-year career. Even though a great college football record, he did not attend any college football all-star games or take part in any NFL draft workouts. Along with playing football, he was also a member of Florida’s track and field team and won multiple national championships. His focus was on the track ~ his sights were on this summer’s Olympic games and did very well.
There had been quite a few teams that had shown interest in him. However, they backed off their pursuit in respect to his dedication to his dream ~ being in the Olympics. Once the Olympics were over, Demps returned his attention to football.
News of late last night ~ he has signed on with the New England Patriots. The Patriots aren’t concerned about his physical condition ~ just coming back from the Olympics ~ being in top shape is not an issue. Now the decision will be ~ just what position will he be slotted in. Kick returner, slot receiver ~ “Demps played in 51 games at Florida. The 5-foot-7, 191-pound standout finished his career with 367 carries and a 6.7-yard average.” So, I’m sure the Pat’s will definitely find a place for him.
Everyone have a great day and enjoy your team/game of choice. Always, Elichap