Top 5 All-Time Best Defensive Backs in Florida Gator History

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Matt Elam

Years at UF: 2010 to 2012

Position: Safety/Corner

People usually say that if you’re good at a lot of things, then you probably aren’t great at any of them.

Those people didn’t want Matt Elam play in Gainesville.

No one was more of a model of consistency than Elam was; he played in 39 career games at Florida and started 26 of them.

As a safety mind you, Elam had 11 tackles for loss in both is sophomore AND junior years. Besides being a sound, hard-hitter, Elam also had impressive coverage skills, both at the back of the defense and as a slot corner.

Elam finished his career with six interceptions and 13 passes defended.

Elam eventually left Florida before his senior year and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2013 as a first-round pick.

Whenever the Gators needed a play to be made, Matt Elam always seemed to answer the call.

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