Jeff Demps reportedly will play football for the New England Patriots.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported earlier today that one of Demps’ agents, Nohemy Baltodano, confirmed that the former University of Florida football and track star will sign a contract with the Patriots.
Terms of the deal were not available.
Demps earned a silver medal at the recently completed London Olympics as a member of Team USA's 4 x 100-meter relay team that finished second to Jamaica. He said in January that he would give up football to focus on track, but after the Olympics his agent announced he wanted to play in the NFL.
Demps rushed for 2,470 yards and scored 23 touchdowns in his career with the Gators.
Rapoport’s reported that the Buccaneers and Jets also were interested in signing Demps.