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Matt Elam
S #26
Height:
5-10
Weight:
209
Age:
24
College:
Florida
Hometown:
West Palm Beach, FL
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

TCKL
6
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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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

— Key Transactions —

  • Placed on Injured Reserve (biceps) on 8/31/15
  • Originally 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 Highlights —

  • 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)

— Personal —

  • Worked as a part-time sales associate at Finish Line shoe store in a Gainesville, FL, mall to study the retail business during the summer after his rookie season
  • Went back to school during the 2014 offseason to continue working toward his degree in anthropology at the University of Florida
  • Older brother, Abram, played for the Dolphins, Chiefs, Cowboys, Browns and Jets during his NFL career

— Season Recaps —

2015: (Baltimore Ravens – 0/0, Injured Reserve)

  • Missed the entire season after suffering a torn biceps in training camp on 8/1...Placed on Injured Reserve on 8/31

2014: (Baltimore Ravens – 16/11, 2/1)

  • Had 47 tackles (29 solo), 5 PD, 1 FF and a half-sack...Ravens allowed the sixth-fewest points per game (18.9) in 2014
  • Collected 1 solo stop 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) at Pit. (11/2)
  • Started and tied for the team lead 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) vs. Pit. (9/11)

2013: (Baltimore Ravens – 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 at Det. (12/16)
  • Had 3 solo tackles and his first-career FR 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 in the 30-9 victory vs. Hou. (9/22)
  • Started his first-career NFL game and had 5 tackles for a defense that didn’t allow a TD vs. Cle. (9/15)

 

— College —

  • Played in 39 games (26 starts) in three seasons at Florida, totaling 176 tackles (124 solo), 5 sacks (-20 yards), 24 TFL, 2 FFs, 1 FR, 13 PD and 6 INTs
  • Recorded 76 tackles (58 solo), 2 sacks, 11 TFL, 5 PD and 4 INTs, earning first-team All-American honors by the Associated Press, NFL Draft Report, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports 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 a semifinalist for Chuck Bednarik and Jim Thorpe Awards
  • Registered a career-high 78 tackles (50 solo), 11 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 FFs, 7 PD and 2 INTs, leading a unit that ranked seventh nationally in pass defense (166.9 ypg) and eighth overall (299.5 ypg), as a sophomore in 2011

— High School —

  • Prepped at William T. Dwyer (West Palm Beach, FL) HS, where he totaled over 200 tackles, including 38 TFL and 15 sacks, in his final two seasons...Five-star prospect, No. 1 safety and No. 10-overall player in the nation by Scout.com
  • Rushed for 1,883 yards and 27 TDs as a senior, leading Dwyer to a 14-1 record and the 4A State Title...Earned Gatorade Player of the Year, Florida’s Mr. Football, 2009 EA Sports first-team All-American and 2010 Parade High School All-American honors

— Elam's Community Impact —

  • 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
  • Alongside fellow teammates, distributed hundreds of athletic shoes to underprivileged students at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School that participated in the Ravens TEAM Challenge (2015)
  • Hosted a pizza party for the winning students of the Ravens Reading Challenge at Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School #34 (2015)
  • 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 (2014)
  • Active in promoting PLAY 60, the NFL movement for an active generation...Participated in assemblies at Mayfield Woods Middle and 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 Ft. McHenry (2015) and Aberdeen Proving Ground (2013)for children whose parents currently serve in the U.S. Military
  • 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 (2013-14)

Download 2011 Bio Update

— Key Transactions —

  • Placed on Injured Reserve (biceps) on 8/31/15
  • Originally 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 Highlights —

  • 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)

— Personal —

  • Worked as a part-time sales associate at Finish Line shoe store in a Gainesville, FL, mall to study the retail business during the summer after his rookie season
  • Went back to school during the 2014 offseason to continue working toward his degree in anthropology at the University of Florida
  • Older brother, Abram, played for the Dolphins, Chiefs, Cowboys, Browns and Jets during his NFL career

— Season Recaps —

2015: (Baltimore Ravens – 0/0, Injured Reserve)

  • Missed the entire season after suffering a torn biceps in training camp on 8/1...Placed on Injured Reserve on 8/31

2014: (Baltimore Ravens – 16/11, 2/1)

  • Had 47 tackles (29 solo), 5 PD, 1 FF and a half-sack...Ravens allowed the sixth-fewest points per game (18.9) in 2014
  • Collected 1 solo stop 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) at Pit. (11/2)
  • Started and tied for the team lead 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) vs. Pit. (9/11)

2013: (Baltimore Ravens – 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 at Det. (12/16)
  • Had 3 solo tackles and his first-career FR 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 in the 30-9 victory vs. Hou. (9/22)
  • Started his first-career NFL game and had 5 tackles for a defense that didn’t allow a TD vs. Cle. (9/15)

 

— College —

  • Played in 39 games (26 starts) in three seasons at Florida, totaling 176 tackles (124 solo), 5 sacks (-20 yards), 24 TFL, 2 FFs, 1 FR, 13 PD and 6 INTs
  • Recorded 76 tackles (58 solo), 2 sacks, 11 TFL, 5 PD and 4 INTs, earning first-team All-American honors by the Associated Press, NFL Draft Report, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports 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 a semifinalist for Chuck Bednarik and Jim Thorpe Awards
  • Registered a career-high 78 tackles (50 solo), 11 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 FFs, 7 PD and 2 INTs, leading a unit that ranked seventh nationally in pass defense (166.9 ypg) and eighth overall (299.5 ypg), as a sophomore in 2011

— High School —

  • Prepped at William T. Dwyer (West Palm Beach, FL) HS, where he totaled over 200 tackles, including 38 TFL and 15 sacks, in his final two seasons...Five-star prospect, No. 1 safety and No. 10-overall player in the nation by Scout.com
  • Rushed for 1,883 yards and 27 TDs as a senior, leading Dwyer to a 14-1 record and the 4A State Title...Earned Gatorade Player of the Year, Florida’s Mr. Football, 2009 EA Sports first-team All-American and 2010 Parade High School All-American honors

— Elam's Community Impact —

  • 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
  • Alongside fellow teammates, distributed hundreds of athletic shoes to underprivileged students at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School that participated in the Ravens TEAM Challenge (2015)
  • Hosted a pizza party for the winning students of the Ravens Reading Challenge at Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School #34 (2015)
  • 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 (2014)
  • Active in promoting PLAY 60, the NFL movement for an active generation...Participated in assemblies at Mayfield Woods Middle and 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 Ft. McHenry (2015) and Aberdeen Proving Ground (2013)for children whose parents currently serve in the U.S. Military
  • 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 (2013-14)
 

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