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Miami Football 2015 Player Profile: Corn Elder

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Corn Elder

Junior - CB - 5'10 183 - Nashville, Tn (The Ensworth School)

Has yet to record his first career INT, but does have 41 tackles, a sack, and 4 pass break ups.

Runs in the 4.4 40 range.  Also a former hoops star who considered walking on the Miami Basketball team.

Was very impressive this spring and even recorded an INT in the Spring Game:

Summary: Elder has the ideal size, speed, and skill set to be a lock down slot corner, but is also talented/tough enough to play some on the outside.  He showed flashes of his skills last season as a sophomore, and as mentioned above had a very nice spring. UM's coaching staff likes to play a lot of corners, but with the departure of Antonio Crawford and Ladarius Gunter's graduation, Elder should get more time on the field despite the presences of both Artie Burns and Tracy Howard.  He's a very steady tackler despite being on the smaller side, and is pesky as a blitzer. Hopefully he can get his hands on a few INTs this season as well. Because UM is pretty thin at the CB (aside from the aforementioned) position, Elder will be counted on to make plays in the defensive back field.  It will be interesting to see if he also remains  a key part of Miami's special teams as well.  Most importantly though, for the Hurricanes' defense to get off the field on third down, he will have to be in the mix as a coverage guy first and foremost.

Stay tuned for more player profiles from SOTU as we count down to kick off.