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Jets Interested In Olympic Silver Medalist Jeff Demps, According To Report

The New York Jets are a franchise known for making bold moves, and it seems another one could be on the way -- Olympic silver-medal sprinter Jeff Demps is reportedly on the organization's radar.

Demps, a former running back at the University of Florida, was a member of the U.S. team that won silver in the 4x100 relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and has been targeted by multiple NFL franchises, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite boasting world-class speed, Demps stands just 5-foot-7 and weighs only 191 pounds. He was not selected during the 2012 NFL draft.

However, it seems Demps' newfound fame as a track star has piqued the interest of some NFL teams that had previously stayed away from him because of his size and his plans to compete in London.

"I always consider myself a football player first, then a track guy," Demps said to the Orlando Sentinel earlier this week.

Demps rushed 98 times for 569 yards and six touchdowns in 2011, his final season with the Gators.

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