Elam to be honored during Saturday's basketball game

Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 2:48 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 2:48 p.m.

Florida football signee Matt Elam, a running back/linebacker from Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer, will be announced as the state's Mr. Football award-winner on Saturday at halftime of the Gator basketball game against South Carolina.

Projected as a college safety, Elam rushed for 1,895 yards and 29 touchdowns on 193 carries and also recorded 92 tackles, eight tackles for loss, six sacks and two interceptions for the 14-1 FHSAA Class 4A state champions.

Elam already has enrolled at UF.

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