Kaiir Elam Named to Walter Camp Preseason All-American Team

Kaiir Elam has been recognized as an All-American for the first time in his Florida Gators career. Will he live up to the honor during his junior season?
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Florida Gators cornerback Kaiir Elam has been placed on the Walter Camp 2021 Preseason All-American team as a second-team defensive back, the Walter Camp Foundation announced on Thursday.

Elam originally emerged as a starter with the Florida Gators in five games during his freshman year, and successfully replaced C.J. Henderson as a full-time starter after the latter declared for the NFL Draft in 2020. Over the past two seasons, Elam has accumulated a total of 49 tackles, including one for loss, four interceptions, 15 pass breakups, and a fumble recovery.

This marks the first time that Elam has been awarded All-American honors after being named to numerous All-SEC teams during his freshman and sophomore campaigns at UF. Elam was also a semifinalist for the 2020 Jim Thorpe Award, handed to the top defensive back in college football.

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

First Team Offense

WR: Chris Olave (Ohio State), Justyn Ross (Clemson)

TE: Charlie Kolar (Iowa State)

OL: Darian Kinnard (Kentucky), Kenyon Green (Texas A&M), Evan Neal (Alabama), Thayer Munford (Ohio State)

C: Tyler Linderbaum (Iowa)

QB: Sam Howell (North Carolina)

RB: Breece Hall (Iowa State), Mohamed Ibrahim (Minnesota)

PK: Cade York (LSU)

First Team Defense

DL: Kayvon Thibodeaux (Oregon), Bryan Bresee (Clemson), DeMarvin Leal (Texas A&M), Haskell Garrett (Ohio State)

LB: Will Anderson, Jr. (Alabama), Mike Rose (Iowa State), Nick Bonitto (Oklahoma)

DB: Derek Stingley, Jr (LSU), Kyle Hamilton (Notre Dame), Ahmad Gardner (Cincinnati), Brandon Joseph (Northwestern)

P: Lou Hedley (Miami)

KR: Marcus Jones (Houston)

Second Team Offense

WR: Marvin Mims (Oklahoma), George Pickens (Georgia)

TE: Jalen Wydermyer (Texas A&M)

OL: Jamaree Salyer (Georgia), Jordan McFadden (Clemson), Cain Madden (Notre Dame), Jaxson Kirkland (Washington)

C: Colin Newell (Iowa State)

QB: Spencer Rattler (Oklahoma)

RB: Sincere McCormick (UTSA), Bijan Robinson (Texas)

PK: Anders Carlson (Auburn)

Second Team Defense

DL: Myles Murphy (Clemson), Jordan Davis (Georgia), Myjai Sanders (Cincinnati), Calijah Kancey (Pittsburgh)

LB: Edefuan Ulofoshio (Washington), Devin Lloyd (Utah), Micah McFadden (Indiana)

DB: Eli Ricks (LSU), Josh Jobe (Alabama), Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson (TCU), Kaiir Elam (Florida)

P: Jake Camarda (Georgia)

KR: Aron Cruickshank (Rutgers)