OT: cool story

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  1. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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  2. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    May not really be relevant here, but Elam was not on our draft board.

    I guess he was "not a scheme fit". Short-arms, lack of quick twitch, maybe too many safeties in the room or something.
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  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Garrett Downing
    BaltimoreRavens.com Staff Writer

    The safety from Florida decided to get a retail job, and ended up getting hired at a Finish Line in a mall in Gainesville, Fla.

    Since Elam was a kid, he has wanted to eventually open his own sports merchandise store and saw this as his way to get some first-hand experience.

    “I just need to get retail knowledge,” Elam said. “That’s basically what I’m doing. I’m getting that knowledge for when it’s time.”

    Elam is a part-time sales associate, clocking about 20 hours per week. He works on the floor and occasionally stocks the shelves in the back.

    The extra income is a nice little supplement to his NFL paycheck, but Elam joked that he isn’t even sure how much he makes an hour.

    “Everybody was surprised when I started,” he said. “They were like, ‘Why? You got enough money.’ But it’s not about the money. It’s just me building.”

    Read the rest: http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news...ish-Line/e81f4b51-0436-4d4a-8977-3d9d2859eb06

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    That's pretty cool. Elam was not my favorite prospect at Safety in that draft but that's here nor there. Once you make the show, it's about what you do with your opportunity and it sounds like Elam is smart enough to recognize the fact that he has a life after football and he's going to try and take advantage of it. It's lesson we could probably all learn from.

    Good for him....

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