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Olympic Medalist Demps in Contact With Jets, Star-Ledger Says

August 16, 2012

Jeff Demps, who won a silver medal in the 400-meter relay at the London Olympics, is in contact with the New York Jets as he pursues a career in the National Football League, the Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey, reported.

Demps, 22, this week filed paperwork to join an NFL team and hired an agent.

Demps, a running back and sprinter at the University of Florida, went undrafted in the spring after he decided to focus on track and field.

Demps was a college teammate of Jets back-up quarterback Tim Tebow in 2008 and 2009, the newspaper reported. During his college career, he rushed for 2,470 yards and 23 touchdowns.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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