Florida’s Elam on SEC All-Freshman team

Florida freshman defensive back Kaiir Elam carries the Chuckie doll as the team held its Gator Walk for fans before the start of the game Saturday against Towson Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. [Doug Engle/Gainesville Sun]

 Florida cornerback Kaiir Elam is on the SEC All-Freshman team that is voted on by the league coaches and was announced Thursday.

 Elam, a true freshman from West Palm Beach, started four games this season and played in eight others, recording two interceptions and two pass breakups.

 He ended the season as a starter at cornerback, with regular starter Marco Wilson making the move to the star position.

 Elam is the lone Gator on the All-Freshman team.


  1. PLEASE NOTE; CBS Sports named Greenard First-team All American at DE. I don’t care what AP writers think since none of them ever played football. Just wish he was coming back next year. Maybe Zuniga can get a medical return, but I understand he’s already decided to go pro as a 2nd or 3rd round pick, maybe early 4th. But he’s going. Congrats to ELAM. Please return for soph season.

    • cattrick, Zuniga’s a redshirt senior, so the only way he could return is if he were granted a medical redshirt for this season, meaning a 6th year of eligibility. I’m not sure there’s time for the NCAA to have an answer for such a request before the draft. Elam is a true freshman and not eligible for the draft.