By Shane Hewitt, Staff Writer
After passing on entering the 2012 NFL Draft to join the US Olympic 4×100 meter relay team, Jeff Demps now returns home as a silver medal winner and is ready to enter the NFL.
Demps participated in 51 games throughout his college career playing throughout his freshman year all the way through his senior year.
Averaging 6.7 YPC over his four year career, Demps rushed for 2470 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also caught 57 passes for 481 yards and one touchdown.
Along with his ability on offense he displayed great ability on special teams returning the ball with a 28.8 average per return.
According to Tim Tebow (Demps’ former college teammate on the Gators)
“Jeff is a great guy, and a great player, and he’s someone that I was proud to play with in college. He did a great job for us, and I feel like wherever he goes, he’ll work hard at and do a good job for that team.”
With world class speed, Demps has proven he can be a play-maker, something the Jets sorely lack. And with a runningback corps as thin and inexperienced as the Jets it certainly wouldn’t hurt to add an Olympian to that group.