Florida Gators junior safety Matt Elam, voted the team’s most valuable defender at its annual award banquet on Saturday, was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday.
Elam, a unanimous First Team All-SEC selection earlier this month, is the first member of Florida’s secondary to receive the honor since 2009 (Joe Haden) and the first Gators player to be named to the first team since 2010 (Chas Henry).
Florida junior defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, redshirt senior kicker Caleb Sturgis and sophomore punter Kyle Christy earned Third Team All-American honors on Tuesday. Like Elam, all three were also unanimous First Team All-SEC selections.
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