Florida Gators CB Kaiir Elam Striving To Be the ‘Greatest’ in UF History

It’s almost a tradition at this point that Florida will roster one of the next top cornerbacks in the nation.

Dating back to players such as Richard Fain (1989-90) and Lito Sheppard (1999-01) to, most recently, CJ Henderson, who is coming off of a sensational NFL debut performance, the Gators have always had some of the top dogs in the game.

Now, Florida expects to have yet another player of that caliber in Kaiir Elam and he appears to be up for the challenge.

“Those guys are a big inspiration to me,” Elam told reporters today via Zoom when asked about the great defensive backs that have come out of UF. “I’ll watch their highlights and see how they play and the swagger they play with. I try to model my game after them.

“But I can’t really compare myself to those guys. I don’t want to set a limit for myself because I want to be the greatest. For me to say I want to be like them, would be like a very – not negative – just something that I don’t want to do. I just want to be the greatest. That’s my main focus right now.”

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