Published August 9, 2012 - 4:20pm
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Former Florida Gator running back Jeff Demps will be running the lead leg of the 4×100 relay in the Olympics on Friday for the US team. Selected late to join the team in London for an injured member of the team, Demps will get to see action in the preliminary 4×100.
Assuming the US team makes the finals, Demps will likely be replaced by a seasoned (and faster) member of the US team. Demps said that he is excited and that it is “an opportunity of a lifetime.”
Demps missed out on being a part of the team for the 100 meter sprint as he came in 7th in the US Olympic trials, but won a ticket to London just before the start of the games for the relay team when Mike Rodgers went down with an injury.
Here are some great plays from last year that show Demps’ speed: