Baltimore Ravens targeting a safety

The Baltimore Ravens selected Florida Gators’ safety Matt Elam in the first round of last year’s draft. Elam had a disappointing rookie season, but the Ravens still have high hopes. Jamison Hensley of believes the Ravens will target a safety early in the draft for the second consecutive season. Darian Stewart, a free agent from the St. Louis Rams, is the fallback...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Baltimore Ravens

PICK: Matt Elam, S, Florida  ANALYSIS: Baltimore ended the draft on a good note, by taking one of the best players available. He also fills one of the biggest positions of need at safety, were Reed and Pollard are both gone. Elam will be a day one starter and could make a big impact early in his career. Baltimore still has a ton of work to do in this draft, but they are off...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Gators’ safety Matt Elam leaving for the NFL

Florida Safety Matt Elam will reportedly leave for the NFL draft following the team’s bowl game (Credit: AP Photo) Although this story is speculation from Elam’s high school football coach, it appears as though Florida Safety Matt Elam will be leaving for the NFL. Elam led the team with four interceptions, was second in tackles at 65 and tackles for a loss with 10. Elam was also...
Via Down and Distance
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

#22 Matt Elam, SS, Florida

    HT:     5-10          WT:     202 YR:     Jr              Pos:    SS     Notables: 2012(as of 11/26/12): 65 tack, 10 tfl, 1sack, 4 ints, 5PBU, 1 FF 2011: 78 tack, 11 tfl, 7 PBU, 2 FF Pros Solid frame Plays with good knee bend and leverage Has good footwork Fills the lanes quickly against the run when coming from the deep safety position...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Elam made snow angels on Florida State’s field

It’s no secret that Florida Gator safety Matt Elam has nothing but pure hatred for FSU. Both Florida and Florida State heavily recruited Elam and he has been known to get into scrums with players such as Greg Reid. After Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators defeated the Florida State Seminoles 37 – 26, Matt Elam decided to celebrate on Bobby Bowden Field which is jokingly referred...
Via Throw The Flag
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Elam makes a statement against LSU

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Gators junior safety Matt Elam made it known early Saturday that he had come to play. On the fourth play of the game, LSU running back Spencer Ware took a handoff and tried to bounce out to the left. Elam quickly converged and dropped Ware as if he were an old lady crossing the street. The play fired up teammate Jon Bostic so much that he was called for a 15-yard...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Matt Elam runs into Luchiez Purifoy during celebration (Video)

Sometimes the biggest hits in the world of college football come from friendly fire and a chief example of that happened during today's University of Florida/LSU game. After making a great play of punt coverage, University of Florida's Luchiez Purifoy was celebrating on the sidelines. That was until teammate Matt Elam knocked him down via his own celebration: (Courtesy...
Via Outside the Boxscore
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida's Matt Elam takes out teammate Luchiez Purifoy during celebration (Video)

Florida Gators special teams player Luchiez Purifoy made a nice tackle of an LSU punt returner during Saturday's college football game and was celebrating the play when he was knocked down from teammate Matt Elam. Guys, you're supposed to hit the players on the OTHER team. Video via. H/T Cosby Sweaters. Related: West Virginia's Tavon Austin...
Via Holdout Sports
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

No Showboating to see by Matt Elam following UF's Louchiez Purifoy's tackle

Florida's Louchiez Purifoy tackled a punt returner, posed, and got nailed for it. By his FU teammate, Matt Elam. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to us on... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Elam Delivers Big Hit on Celebrating Florida Teammate Luchiez Purifoy After Special Teams Play (Video)

Florida safety Matt Elam loves delivering big hits, so what better way to celebrates a teammate's key special teams play than to lay him out. Gators cornerback Luchiez Purifoy stopped to pose after making a great play on special teams when he tackled LSU's Odell Beckham for no gain on a punt return. Then suddenly, Purifoy was on the ground. Elam ran up behind Purifoy and...
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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