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Bracy to sign pro track deal

Marvin Bracy won the ACC Indoor title in the 60 meters in 6.57 seconds in February.

Florida State’s Marvin Bracy has apparently decided to give up football and pursue a professional career in track, the Tallahassee Democrat reported Tuesday night.

He is expected to soon sign a professional track contract, the Democrat reported. Bracy would remain an amateur and could still play football, but at the moment he appears focused on track.

Bracy has been slowed by hamstring injuries in his freshman year on campus, which forced him to take a redshirt in football.

He returned strong this spring on the track, breaking the school’s 60-meter record with a sprint of 6.54 seconds on Feb. 9 in Arkansas. A few weeks later, he won the ACC Indoor title with a time of 6.57.

Bracy hasn’t competed for FSU since the Florida Relays on April 6 in Gainesville, when he ran his first collegiate 100-meter outdoor race in 10.20 seconds.

The former Orlando Boone star is on a football scholarship at FSU. He did watch film with the football team but did not practice this spring, Jimbo Fisher said.

“It will hinder him greatly,” Fisher said in late March.

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