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Matt Elam says he’s down to 350 lbs.




Matt Elam’s weight has been a hot topic this offseason, and today, Elam was bombarded by questions about his body. Elam said he’s down to 350 lbs. from 375-380 lbs. last season and that he hopes to get down to 335 lbs. by the start of the season.

A flashback to what Elam looked like during his first fall camp two years ago:

Photo by Darrell Bird |

Photo by Darrell Bird |

Last year:

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

And now:

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All together now:


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11 Comments for Matt Elam says he’s down to 350 lbs.

  1. Sentient Third Eye
    11:42 am August 5, 2016 Permalink

    If Elam actually makes it to 335, he won’t be the heaviest player in the SEC this season.

  2. nybrasky
    11:47 am August 5, 2016 Permalink

    Good for him. I hope he’s added strength as well, because last year even though he was heavy he got pushed back off the line quite easily.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      12:08 pm August 5, 2016 Permalink

      I think a lot of that was poor technique and fatigue because he was so out of shape.

  3. Rsn2GoBlu
    11:49 am August 5, 2016 Permalink

    Looks like he is back to what he weighed as a freshman.

  4. whatwasthat
    12:14 pm August 5, 2016 Permalink

    You trolls are hilarious, Elam should have gotten a redshirt but can’t dwell on what ifs. Great job Matt, keep it up. GO CATS!

    • inside info2
      2:30 pm August 5, 2016 Permalink

      Elam did not want to be redshirted and would not have come to UK if he was going to be.

    • whatwasthat
      4:53 pm August 5, 2016 Permalink

      You have no proof of that troll, that has never come out of his mouth. Jesus, the trolls are not just annoying but ignorant as well. If he had gone to Alabama he would have probably redshirted. Stoops was forced through the absolute joke joker was to play the kid because of lack of depth on the D-Line.

  5. Mathlete
    12:19 pm August 5, 2016 Permalink

    He still kind of looks like the love child of Cartman and Kyle from South Park…

    That said, hopefully his endurance is much improved this year!

  6. FBI Informant
    3:14 pm August 5, 2016 Permalink

    Fat – Fatter – Fat
    Needs to get to 315 before he’ll be anywhere near a SEC DT.

    • dshwildcats
      8:03 pm August 5, 2016 Permalink

      FBI Informant,

      I know you’re looking at this with just a slight Louisville “bias” (lol!!); but, you’re just a little off on this one, brother! I’ll remind you of a NT that played at Alabama a few years back named Terrence “Mount” Cody! Cody was a two time consensus All-American for the Tide. Although his listed playing weight was right around 365, most people speculated that he was actually closer to about 400 lbs. Cody was a run stopping force in the middle of that 3-4 defense for Alabama. Now, I’m definitely not saying that Elam is in the same ballpark as Cody. He’s not!. But, to suggest that he needs to get down to 315 to play DT in the SEC, is not knowing your college football. Your own team has a DT on its roster listed at 328. Does he need to drop 13 lbs to be able to play DT in the ACC??

  7. Nerds
    4:34 pm August 5, 2016 Permalink

    You can call him anything except late for dinner.