Report: Jeff Demps eyes NFL spot

Updated: August 14, 2012, 2:27 PM ET
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Sam Greenwood/Getty ImagesJeff Demps finished his Florida career with 2,470 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns.

Former Florida running back Jeff Demps, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Games as part of the men's 4x100 relay team, hopes to sign with an NFL team, NFL.com reported Tuesday.

The website, citing a source close to the former Gators star, reported that Demps has signed with an agent and is hoping to play for an NFL team this season.

Demps went undrafted after he informed teams he was pursuing track fulltime.

Demps finished his Florida career with 2,470 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns.

He had 569 yards rushing and six touchdowns last season. He also was a dangerous kickoff returner, averaging 28.8 yards per return in his four-year career.

He didn't run in the 4x100 final, where the U.S. team finished second behind Jamaica, but still received a medal for competing in the qualifying round.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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