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Florida's Jeff Demps Choses Football Over Track

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida running back Jeff Demps, a
potential track star, is sticking with football.

Demps met with first-year head coach Will Muschamp on Tuesday,
then released a statement saying he is looking forward to "having
a great senior season."

Demps, who has been part of six national titles in track,
skipped spring practice to focus on his sprinting career. The
Gators finished third at the NCAA outdoor championships in June.
Last month, Demps ran the 100-meter dash at an international meet
in Lignano, Italy, and finished fifth.

The 5-foot-8 speedster has started 22 games in three seasons on
the football field. He has 1,901 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns.
He was slowed by a sprained left foot last season, but still led
the team with 551 yards on the ground.


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