Florida tailback Jeff Demps is having a big (and very fast) indoor track season.
This past weekend, Demps won the men’s 60-meter dash at the prestigious Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., in an NCAA automatic-qualifying time of 6.59 seconds. His time tied teammate Terrel Wilks for the UF school record and bested his previous personal-record time of 6.61 achieved the previous week at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet.
Demps’ performance in Arkansas earned him SEC athlete of the week honors.
Demps holds the fastest time in the nation in the 60-yard dash, and ranks 15th in the world.
With the success Demps is having in track, you have to wonder how much time he’ll spend practicing with the football team this spring. Demps considers himself a football player first (as do the football coaches), but he has elite speed that may carry him to the Olympics in 2012.