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Gators CB Kaiir Elam Named Second-Team AP Preseason All-American

The preseason honors for Florida Gators cornerback Kaiir Elam continue to add up.

Florida Gators cornerback Kaiir Elam has been featured once again on a list among the countries best college football players, being named to the Associated Press' Preseason All-American team as a second-team cornerback.

Previously, Elam has been placed on various lists such as the Walter Camp Preseason All-American team Sports Illustrated Publisher's Preseason All-SEC team, the All-SEC Second Team, and the Chuck Bednarik, Jim Thorpe and Bronko Nagurski Award watch lists.

Elam is entering his second full season as a starter in Florida's defense, after compiling 39 tackles, two interceptions, and 11 pass breakups in his productive 2020 sophomore campaign.

Elam is the only Florida Gator to be named to an All-American squad this preseason.

You can find the entire AP Preseason All-American team below.



Quarterback: Spencer Rattler, sophomore, Oklahoma.

Running backs: Breece Hall, junior, Iowa State; Bijan Robinson, sophomore, Texas.

Tackles: Evan Neal, junior, Alabama; Kenyon Green, junior, Texas A&M.

Guards: Cain Madden, senior, Notre Dame; Zion Johnson, senior, Boston College.

Center: Tyler Linderbaum, junior, Iowa.

Tight end: Charlie Kolar, senior, Iowa State.

Wide receivers: Chris Olave, senior, Ohio State; Justyn Ross, junior, Clemson.

All-purpose player: Kyren Williams, sophomore, Notre Dame.

Kicker: Cade York, junior, LSU.


Ends: Kayvon Thibodeaux, junior, Oregon; DeMarvin Leal, junior, Texas A&M.

Tackles: Haskell Garrett, super senior, Ohio State; Bryan Bresee, sophomore, Clemson.

Linebackers: Will Anderson Jr., sophomore, Alabama; Nik Bonitto, junior, Oklahoma; Mike Rose, senior, Iowa State.

Cornerbacks: Derek Stingley, Jr., junior, LSU; Ahmad Gardner, junior, Cincinnati.

Safeties: Kyle Hamilton, junior, Notre Dame; Brandon Joseph, sophomore, Northwestern.

Punter: Jake Camarda, senior, Georgia.



Quarterback: Sam Howell, junior, North Carolina.

Running backs: Mohamed Ibrahim, senior, Minnesota; Isaiah Spiller, junior, Texas A&M.

Tackles: Thayer Munford, senior, Ohio State; Darian Kinnard, senior, Kentucky.

Guards: Jamaree Salyer, senior, Georgia; Emil Ekiyor, junior, Alabama.

Center: Jarrett Patterson, junior, Notre Dame.

Tight end: Jalen Wydermyer, junior, Texas A&M.

Wide receivers: Garrett Wilson, junior, Ohio State; John Metchie III, junior, Alabama.

All-purpose player: Jerrion Ealy, junior, Mississippi.

Kicker: Anders Carlson, senior, Auburn.


Ends: Aidan Hutchinson, senior, Michigan; George Karlaftis, junior, Purdue.

Tackles: Jordan Davis, senior, Georgia; Dante Still, senior, West Virginia.

Linebackers: Devin Lloyd, super senior Utah; Christian Harris, junior, Alabama; Micah McFadden, senior, Indiana.

Cornerbacks: Kaiir Elam, junior, Florida; Tiawan Mullen, junior, Indiana.

Safeties: Jalen Catalon, redshirt sophomore, Arkansas; Jaquan Brisker, super senior, Penn State.

Punter: Lou Hedley, senior, Miami.

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