August 27, 2010

Q&A with Gators RB Jeff Demps

Everyone knows Florida Gators tailback Jeff Demps, the 2010 NCAA 100-meter champion, is fast. But did you know he averages a stellar 7.6 yards per carry during his college career? In a recent Q&A with the media, Demps talked about his new moves, his toughness and more.

About what he has done to add some moves to his arsenal, so he's not just a speed guy:
[He spent] a lot of time [on that]. I'd go during the offseason and do a lot of drills … laterals, cone drills, like plants. I think running wise … I'm able to cut [now] and make different reads better than I have. It's more mental now. I'm kind of learning the game and it's kind of slowing down for me. I took time to watch film, study the defenses and know the places where they're gonna line up at. It was more visual, too."

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