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An All-American season

Groin surgery cost Matt Elam from having the offseason the Florida coaches wanted for him. It kept him from being as involved in the offseason, but just to make sure the coaches saw his interest level, the junior safety went into the summer on a mission. He wanted to prove himself as a playmaker in the secondary. He capped off the highlight-filled campaign with All-American honors.

"I think he made a huge commitment in the summer," Will Muschamp said. "He came into summer camp in as good of shape as I've ever seen him be in." With the start of camp came a challenge. The coaches wanted Matt Elam's versatility to shine. His size and speed combination allows him to play multiple positions in the secondary. He started at safety, his best position, but he also plays as the...

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