Kaiir Elam shows off elite skills with second-quarter pick for Gators

Graham Hall
Special to The Sun
Florida Gators cornerback Kaiir Elam (5) grabs an interception during the second game of the season against the USF Bulls at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa Fla. Sept. 11, 2021.

After striking out in the season-opener, “DBU” got back on track Saturday when it came to picking off the opposition.

With just over eight minutes remaining in the second quarter and the Gators leading 28-3, Florida junior cornerback Kaiir Elam recorded UF’s first interception of the season. And it wasn’t just your usual run-of-the-mill takeaway either – Elam displayed the ball skills that have helped him earn the role of Florida’s top cornerback. 

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In impressive fashion, Elam dove for Fortin’s pass and pulled it into his body with one hand to give the Gators’ offense the ball. The dazzling play marked Elam’s sixth interception with the Gators and his first since Florida’s 38-17 win against Vanderbilt on Nov. 21, 2020.