Patriots announce Demps signing

August, 17, 2012
8/17/12
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The Patriots announced the signing of Florida running back/returner Jeff Demps tonight.

Text from the news release:

Demps, 22, played in 51 games with 27 starts during his college career at Florida. The 5-foot-7, 191-pounder finished his career with 367 rushing attempts for 2,470 yards for 6.7-yard average with 23 rushing touchdowns. He also returned 21 kickoffs for 604 yards and one touchdown. Demps was also a standout sprinter for the Florida track team and is the only Florida athlete to have won a national championship in two sports with his 2009 football national championship and multiple indoor and outdoor tack titles over his four year.

Demps was a member of the 2012 US Olympic roster as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team that won the silver medal.

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