!FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced the signing of rookie free agent RB Jeff Demps today. Terms of the contract were not announced.
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.