Gators' Matt Elam named to Jim Thorpe Watch List
Sophomore safety Matt Elam has been named to the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award watch list, presented annually to the top defensive back in college football.
The 5-foot-10 Elam played in all 13 games last season, with 22 tackles (16 solo), and was the top reserve in the secondary. He also played on special teams.
The Jim Thorpe Award watch list is compiled by the Jim Thorpe Awards committee and consists of 37 players nationwide. The winner will be announced on Dec. 8 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.