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University of Miami Athletics

Corn Elder


Defensive Back




173 lbs.




Nashville, Tenn.

High School

The Ensworth School

Corn Elder - Football - University of Miami Athletics


2016 (Senior): Started all 13 games and delivered dominant season, serving as one of Miami’s top defensive playmakers…Earned first-team All-ACC recognition from ACC coaches and second-team All-ACC recognition from Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA)…Tied for third on team with 76 tackles (55 solo)…Led team in pass breakups for second straight year (12)…Added 4.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks…Finished with one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Started season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and recorded first interception of season…Picked off pass on Rattlers’ opening drive…Added two solo tackles vs. FAMU…Started against FAU (Sept. 10) and recorded three solo tackles and first PBU of season…Second on team with seven tackles (six solo) in start at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Had 10-yard sack and one PBU in win over Mountaineers…Had three solo tackles and one PBU in road win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)…Dominant performance against Florida State (Oct. 8) included team high-tying six tackles (all solo) and one PBU…Set career high with 14 tackles (11 solo) in start against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Added 2.5 TFLs (17 yards), one sack (12 yards) and one PBU against Tar Heels…Totaled six tackles and two PBUs in start against Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)…Started and had six tackles and one PBU at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Led team with nine tackles (six solo) and had one PBU in start against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)…Delivered dominant start in win at Virginia (Nov. 12), finishing with five tackles (four solo), one sack (seven yards), forced fumble and fumble recovery…Started and totaled two tackles and two PBUs in win at NC State (Nov. 19)…Totaled six tackles (one solo) and one PBU in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)…Started and totaled team-best seven tackles (six solo) in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28).

2015 (Junior): Enjoyed breakout season for Miami, starting seven of 13 games and totaling 41 tackles…Ended regular season tied for fifth in ACC with team-high 12 passes defended…Had two interceptions…Returned one punt for touchdown…Had 4.0 TFLs, two sacks, one fumble recovery and 11 PBUs…Had dominant performance in season opener vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5), recording three solo tackles, 2.0 TFL (16 yards) and one sack (12 yards)…Recorded career-first punt return (72 yards) for TD vs. Wildcats, had another called back due to penalty…Registered one solo tackle, one fumble recovery and one PBU in action at FAU (Sept 11)…Recorded career-first interception in overtime vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19), led to game-winning Miami field goal…Ranked second on team with five tackles (four solo) in action vs. Cornhuskers, and set career high with 4 PBUs…Had three tackles (two solo) at Cincinnati (Oct. 1)…Had four tackles (two solo) at Florida State (Oct. 10)…Saw action vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 17), did not record any stats….Had five tackles (four solo), 1.0 TFL and one PBU against Clemson (Oct. 24)…Made first start of season vs. Duke (Oct. 31) and had dominant effort, including 75-yard kickoff return as time expired in one of college football’s best finishes…Added six tackles (five solo) and one PBU against Blue Devils…Had a pair of solo tackles in start vs. Virginia (Nov. 7)…Totaled six tackles (four solo) in start at North Carolina (Nov. 14)…Recorded second interception of season in start vs. Georgia Tech (Nov. 21)…Had one tackle against Yellow Jackets…Had two tackles, 1.0 sack (eight yards), one PBU and one quarterback hurry in regular season finale start at Pittsburgh (Nov. 27)…Started and totaled three tackles and one PBU against Washington State in Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26).

2014 (Sophomore): Saw action in season opener at Louisville, did not record any stats…Recorded career-first fumble recovery against FAMU…Recorded three tackles, including 1.0 TFL, against Arkansas State…Had five tackles against Nebraska…Added three tackles and two PBU’s against Duke…Made first start of career against Georgia Tech, totaling two solo tackles…Set career high with seven tackles (six solo) against Cincinnati…Added one tackle against Virginia Tech…Tied season high with seven tackles against North Carolina, including first career sack…Had one tackle against Virginia…Credited with one solo tackle against Pittsburgh…Totaled three solo tackles, one TFL and one PBU in Duck Commander Independence Bowl against South Carolina.

2013 (True Freshman): Played in 10 games, seeing action on special teams and at defensive back … Recorded seven tackles – six solo … Had 164 yards on seven kick returns and one punt return for no yards … Recorded two tackles in collegiate debut vs. FAU … Added two tackles at Duke … Recorded solo tackles against Savannah State, USF and Virginia … Career-long 39-yard kick return on career-first return in loss to Virginia Tech … Fielded six kicks for 125 yards, including 25-yard return, at Duke … Missed last two games due to injury … Earned letter.

High School: Rated nation’s No. 8 athlete by and No. 7 running back by … Also listed as nation’s No. 17 and No. 33 running back by ESPN and, respectively … 4-star athlete ranked as No. 2 running back in Tennessee by both ESPN and … Known for his speed and elusiveness … Rushed for 2,618 yards and 39 touchdowns as senior in 2012 and led Ensworth to third straight Division II-AA state title … Finished prep football career with 6,351 rushing yards, 84 touchdowns and three consecutive state titles … No. 2 prospect on The Tennessean Dandy Dozen … Named Mr. Football Back of the Year in 2011 and 2012 … Clocked with 4.42 40 time … Two-sport star also excelled on basketball court … Led Ensworth to two straight Division II-AA basketball championships and was named state tournament’s most valuable player.

2016 13-13 55 21 76 4.5 34 3.0 29 1 1 12 1 2
2015 13-7 31 10 41 4.0 26 2.0 20 0 1 11 2 47
2014 13-1 25 9 34 3.0 9 1.0 5 0 2 4 0 0
2013 10-0 6 1 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAREER 49-21 117 41 158 11.5 69 6.0 54 1 4 27 3 49