Abram Elam life and biography

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Abram Elam biography

Date of birth : 1981-10-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Palm Beach, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-29
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Cleveland Browns, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Abram Elam is an American football safety for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He played college football at Notre Dame and Kent State.

Career Transactions
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Miami on May 16, 2005…Waived by Miami on July 28, 2005… Signed by Dallas on February 2, 2006…Waived by Dallas on September 2, 2007…Signed by the New York Jets on September 12, 2007…Traded along with Kenyon Coleman, Brett Ratliff and the Jets’ first and second round draft picks of the 2009 NFL Draft to Cleveland for the Browns’ first round selection on April 25, 2009; Signed a free agent tender from the Browns on June 14, 2010;

2009
Started all 16 games at safety and posted a team-high 88 tackles (2 for loss), a sack, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and two passes defensed… Added two special teams tackles. Game 1 vs. Minnesota 9/13: Started at safety and added eight tackles, including seven solo… Recorded the first sack of the game on quarterback Brett Favre for a loss of four yards… Added one special teams tackle… Also recovered the onside kick Minnesota used to open the game… Game 2 at Denver 9/20: Posted six tackles, including one for loss… Game 3 at Baltimore 9/27: Was second on the squad with 10 tackles (one for loss)… Game 4 vs. Cincinnati 10/4: Started and posted five tackles… Game 5 at Buffalo 10/11: Started and came up with two tackles… Part of a backfield that held the quartet of Terrell Owens, Lee Evans, Josh Reed and Roscoe Parrish to six receptions for 55 yards… Game 6 at Pittsburgh 10/18: Notched nine tackles and a recovery of a Willie Parker fumble at the Browns’ 16 in the third quarter…. Game 7 vs. Green Bay 10/25: Was credited with five tackles… Game 8 at Chicago 11/1: Registered four tackles on defense and one on special teams… Game 9 vs. Baltimore 11/16: Recorded four tackles… Game 10 at Detroit 11/22: Notched a team-high seven tackles… Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/29: Posted seven tackles… Game 12 vs. San Diego 12/6: Registered four tackles…Game 13 vs. Pittsburgh 12/10: Notched three tackles… Game 14 at Kansas City 12/20: Posted four tackles… Game 15 vs. Oakland 12/27: Recorded four tackles and a pass defensed… Game 16 vs. Jacksonville 1/3: Tallied a team-high six tackles while also forcing a fumble and knocking down a pass.

College Highlights
Attended Palm Beach Community College and played at Notre Dame before finishing at Kent State…Started 11 games and totaled 64 tackles and three interceptions as a senior at KSU in 2004…Recorded 29 tackles and two interceptions in 11 games at Notre Dame in 2001… Graduated with a degree in marketing from Kent State and earned an associate’s degree from West Palm Beach Community College.

Personal
Attended Cardinal Newman (West Palm Beach, Fla.) High School…Played quarterback and defensive back in high school…Was an All-State selection as a senior…Played in both the Florida-Georgia and Florida-California all-star games…Also lettered in basketball and helped his team to two state titles…Worked at a dentist’s office in West Palm Beach before receiving a scholarship from Kent State in 2004…Attended the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University in 2006 as part of the NFL’s Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program…Started the Team Elam Foundation which conducts annual fun days in hometown of Riviera Beach, Fla. and takes inner-city kids to area NFL games…Enjoys refurbishing old cars.

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