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Matt Elam
S #26
Height:
5-10
Weight:
209
Age:
24
College:
Florida
Hometown:
West Palm Beach, FL
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 127 85 42 0.5 0 7 1 18 -- 18 0 1 2
2014 BAL 16 11 50 31 19 0.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 BAL 16 15 77 54 23 0.0 -- 3 1 18 18 18 0 0 2

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Biography

Download 2011 Bio Update TRANSACTIONS

Matt Elam was selected by the Ravens in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft...Elected to forego his senior season at Florida to declare for the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER
• Recorded 47 tackles (29 solo), 5 PD, 1 FF and his first-career sack (a half-sack) in 2014 for a defense that finished second (tied with Philadelphia) in the league with 49 sacks (Buffalo - 54)
• Finished his rookie season (2013) with 76 tackles (53 solo), 3 PD, 2 FRs and 1 INT
• Established a career high (tied twice) with 10 tackles (7 solo) and his first-career INT at Det. (12/16/13)
• Started his first-career game and posted 5 tackles vs. Cle. (9/15/13)

2014: (16/11, 2/1) Recorded 47 tackles (29 solo), 5 PD, 1 FF and his first-career sack (a half-sack) for a defense that finished second (tied with Philadelphia) in the league with 49 sacks (Buffalo - 54)...Ravens allowed the sixth-fewest points per game (18.9) in 2014
• Played in his first-career postseason game, collecting 1 solo tackle and thwarted a two-point conversion, snagging a pass in the end zone in the 30-17 victory in the Wild Card game at Pit. (1/3/15)
• Started at nickel and totaled 4 tackles and his first-career sack (a half-sack for -3 yards) in game 9 at Pit. (11/2)
• Started and tied for the team lead (C.J. Mosley) with a career-high-tying 10 tackles on a defense that did not allow a TD and forced 3 turnovers (2 FRs and 1 INT) in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/11)
• Saw action in both postseason contests (one start) and had 1 tackle for a defense that produced 7 sacks and allowed just 82 rushing yards in two playoff games

2013: (16/15)
Finished fourth on the team with 76 tackles (53 solo), 3 PD, 2 FRs and 1 INT (returned for 18 yards) as a rookie
• Led the team with a career-high 10 tackles (career-high 7 solo) and recorded his first-career INT with :38 remaining to seal the 18-16 victory in game 14 at Det. (12/16)
• Had 3 solo tackles and his first-career FR (that led to a Ravens’ FG five plays later) in game 7 at Pit. (10/20)
• Started and recorded 5 tackles (4 solo) and posted 1 PD for a defense that did not allow a TD for the second-consecutive contest and held the Texans to 25% (3-of-12) on third down in the 30-9 victory in game 3 vs. Hou. (9/22)
• Started his first-career NFL game and had 5 tackles for a defense that didn’t allow a TD and held the Browns to 27% (4-of-15) on third down in game 2 vs. Cle. (9/15)
• Saw action in his first-career NFL game, posting his first-career tackle from srimmage, in game 1 at Den. (9/5)

COLLEGE: Saw action in 39 games (26 starts) and finished his Florida career with 176 tackles (124 solo), 5 sacks (-20 yards), 24 TFL, 2 FFs, 1 FR, 13 PD and 6 INTs (returned for 91 yards)... Earned first-team All-American by the Associated Press, The NFL Draft Report, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports after ranking second on the team with 76 tackles (58 solo), 2 sacks, 11 TFL, 5 PD and a team-leading 4 INTs while starting all 16 games as a junior in 2012...Also named First-team All-Southeastern Conference by media and coaches, second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation and was a semifinalist for Chuck Bednarik and Jim Thorpe Awards in his final season at Florida...Became just the second safety in school history to be named first-team All-American by the Associated Press, The NFL Draft Report, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports...Also earned unanimous first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors and second-team All-American (the Walter Camp Foundation) honors...Recorded a season-high 11 tackles, including a sack, in his final collegiate game against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl...Started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2011 and established a career high with 78 tackles (50 solo), adding a team-leading 11 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 FFs, 7 PD and 2 INTs (returned for 18 yards)...Led a defense that ranked seventh in the nation in pass defense (166.9 ypg) and eighth in total defense (299.5 ypg)...Was one of six true freshmen to play in all 13 games in 2010...Recorded 22 tackles (16 solo), including 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 PD and 1 FR.

HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL: Five-star prospect who was rated the No. 1 safety and the No. 10-overall player in the nation according to Scout.com at William T. Dwyer (West Palm Beach, FL) HS...Selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year and named Mr. Football for the State of Florida as a senior in 2009...Selected to the 2009 EA Sports All-America first-team as an all-purpose player...Named a 2010 Parade High School All-American and No. 12 on the Top 150 Dream Team by PrepStar Magazine...Rushed for 1,883 yards and 27 TDs as a senior, including 918 yards and 13 TDs, leading Dwyer to a 14-1 record and the 4A State Title...Rushed for 187 yards and 4 TDs in the 2009 state title game...Selected as the Palm Beach County Player of the Year in 2008 and was a FSWA first-team All-State selection...Racked up over 200 tackles, including 38 TFL and 15 sacks, in his final two years at Dwyer...Also rushed for 435 yards with 4 TDs and had 758 receiving yards with 9 TDs as a junior...Older brother, Abram, played for the Dolphins, Chiefs, Cowboys, Browns and Jets during his seven-year NFL career...Took a job as a part- time sales associate at Finish Line shoe store in a Gainesville, FL mall to gain knowledge of the retail business during the summer following his rookie season...Went back to school during the 2014 offseason to continue working towards his degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida.

Community: With his brother, Abram, established the T.E.A.M. Elam Foundation to help combat violence and negative influences surrounding children...Goal of the organization is to provide young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in life and build awareness for opportunities that are available for them to become the next generation of community leaders...In March 2014, attended the Sports and Fitness Industry Association’s 14th annual National Health Through Fitness Day, an event geared toward eliminating the obesity epidemic and helped push fitness bills in congress...Active in promoting PLAY 60, the NFL movement for an active generation...Participated in an assembly at Mayfield Woods Middle School (Elkridge, MD) to kick off the PLAY 60 Challenge and an assembly at Federal Hill Preparatory School, winner of the NFL PLAY 60 Super School title in the Baltimore area (2013)...Joined teammates in hosting a PLAY 60 youth football clinic at Aberdeen Proving Ground for children whose parents currently serve in the U.S. Military (2013)...Participated in the Hometown Huddle Ravens TEAM Challenge...The NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle is a league-wide day of service designed to bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and fitness (2013, 2014)...Supports several team and player initiatives, including A Purple Evening and Purple Bingo Night, both annual women’s events held at M&T Bank Stadium, former teammate Jameel McClain’s Thanksgiving Dinner at the Salvation Army, the Lardarius Webb Celebrity Softball Tournament and former teammate Jacoby Jones’ Charity Bowling Night.

Download 2011 Bio Update TRANSACTIONS

Matt Elam was selected by the Ravens in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft...Elected to forego his senior season at Florida to declare for the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER
• Recorded 47 tackles (29 solo), 5 PD, 1 FF and his first-career sack (a half-sack) in 2014 for a defense that finished second (tied with Philadelphia) in the league with 49 sacks (Buffalo - 54)
• Finished his rookie season (2013) with 76 tackles (53 solo), 3 PD, 2 FRs and 1 INT
• Established a career high (tied twice) with 10 tackles (7 solo) and his first-career INT at Det. (12/16/13)
• Started his first-career game and posted 5 tackles vs. Cle. (9/15/13)

2014: (16/11, 2/1) Recorded 47 tackles (29 solo), 5 PD, 1 FF and his first-career sack (a half-sack) for a defense that finished second (tied with Philadelphia) in the league with 49 sacks (Buffalo - 54)...Ravens allowed the sixth-fewest points per game (18.9) in 2014
• Played in his first-career postseason game, collecting 1 solo tackle and thwarted a two-point conversion, snagging a pass in the end zone in the 30-17 victory in the Wild Card game at Pit. (1/3/15)
• Started at nickel and totaled 4 tackles and his first-career sack (a half-sack for -3 yards) in game 9 at Pit. (11/2)
• Started and tied for the team lead (C.J. Mosley) with a career-high-tying 10 tackles on a defense that did not allow a TD and forced 3 turnovers (2 FRs and 1 INT) in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/11)
• Saw action in both postseason contests (one start) and had 1 tackle for a defense that produced 7 sacks and allowed just 82 rushing yards in two playoff games

2013: (16/15)
Finished fourth on the team with 76 tackles (53 solo), 3 PD, 2 FRs and 1 INT (returned for 18 yards) as a rookie
• Led the team with a career-high 10 tackles (career-high 7 solo) and recorded his first-career INT with :38 remaining to seal the 18-16 victory in game 14 at Det. (12/16)
• Had 3 solo tackles and his first-career FR (that led to a Ravens’ FG five plays later) in game 7 at Pit. (10/20)
• Started and recorded 5 tackles (4 solo) and posted 1 PD for a defense that did not allow a TD for the second-consecutive contest and held the Texans to 25% (3-of-12) on third down in the 30-9 victory in game 3 vs. Hou. (9/22)
• Started his first-career NFL game and had 5 tackles for a defense that didn’t allow a TD and held the Browns to 27% (4-of-15) on third down in game 2 vs. Cle. (9/15)
• Saw action in his first-career NFL game, posting his first-career tackle from srimmage, in game 1 at Den. (9/5)

COLLEGE: Saw action in 39 games (26 starts) and finished his Florida career with 176 tackles (124 solo), 5 sacks (-20 yards), 24 TFL, 2 FFs, 1 FR, 13 PD and 6 INTs (returned for 91 yards)... Earned first-team All-American by the Associated Press, The NFL Draft Report, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports after ranking second on the team with 76 tackles (58 solo), 2 sacks, 11 TFL, 5 PD and a team-leading 4 INTs while starting all 16 games as a junior in 2012...Also named First-team All-Southeastern Conference by media and coaches, second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation and was a semifinalist for Chuck Bednarik and Jim Thorpe Awards in his final season at Florida...Became just the second safety in school history to be named first-team All-American by the Associated Press, The NFL Draft Report, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports...Also earned unanimous first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors and second-team All-American (the Walter Camp Foundation) honors...Recorded a season-high 11 tackles, including a sack, in his final collegiate game against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl...Started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2011 and established a career high with 78 tackles (50 solo), adding a team-leading 11 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 FFs, 7 PD and 2 INTs (returned for 18 yards)...Led a defense that ranked seventh in the nation in pass defense (166.9 ypg) and eighth in total defense (299.5 ypg)...Was one of six true freshmen to play in all 13 games in 2010...Recorded 22 tackles (16 solo), including 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 PD and 1 FR.

HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL: Five-star prospect who was rated the No. 1 safety and the No. 10-overall player in the nation according to Scout.com at William T. Dwyer (West Palm Beach, FL) HS...Selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year and named Mr. Football for the State of Florida as a senior in 2009...Selected to the 2009 EA Sports All-America first-team as an all-purpose player...Named a 2010 Parade High School All-American and No. 12 on the Top 150 Dream Team by PrepStar Magazine...Rushed for 1,883 yards and 27 TDs as a senior, including 918 yards and 13 TDs, leading Dwyer to a 14-1 record and the 4A State Title...Rushed for 187 yards and 4 TDs in the 2009 state title game...Selected as the Palm Beach County Player of the Year in 2008 and was a FSWA first-team All-State selection...Racked up over 200 tackles, including 38 TFL and 15 sacks, in his final two years at Dwyer...Also rushed for 435 yards with 4 TDs and had 758 receiving yards with 9 TDs as a junior...Older brother, Abram, played for the Dolphins, Chiefs, Cowboys, Browns and Jets during his seven-year NFL career...Took a job as a part- time sales associate at Finish Line shoe store in a Gainesville, FL mall to gain knowledge of the retail business during the summer following his rookie season...Went back to school during the 2014 offseason to continue working towards his degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida.

Community: With his brother, Abram, established the T.E.A.M. Elam Foundation to help combat violence and negative influences surrounding children...Goal of the organization is to provide young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in life and build awareness for opportunities that are available for them to become the next generation of community leaders...In March 2014, attended the Sports and Fitness Industry Association’s 14th annual National Health Through Fitness Day, an event geared toward eliminating the obesity epidemic and helped push fitness bills in congress...Active in promoting PLAY 60, the NFL movement for an active generation...Participated in an assembly at Mayfield Woods Middle School (Elkridge, MD) to kick off the PLAY 60 Challenge and an assembly at Federal Hill Preparatory School, winner of the NFL PLAY 60 Super School title in the Baltimore area (2013)...Joined teammates in hosting a PLAY 60 youth football clinic at Aberdeen Proving Ground for children whose parents currently serve in the U.S. Military (2013)...Participated in the Hometown Huddle Ravens TEAM Challenge...The NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle is a league-wide day of service designed to bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and fitness (2013, 2014)...Supports several team and player initiatives, including A Purple Evening and Purple Bingo Night, both annual women’s events held at M&T Bank Stadium, former teammate Jameel McClain’s Thanksgiving Dinner at the Salvation Army, the Lardarius Webb Celebrity Softball Tournament and former teammate Jacoby Jones’ Charity Bowling Night.

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