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Baltimore Ravens star works in mall during offseason

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Baltimore Ravens safety, Matt Elam has surprised fans by appearing at a store in a Florida mall this offseason. But the 2013 first round pick is not on a shopping spree... He actually works there.

Elam took a job at Finish Line in Gainesville, Florida this offseason working as a sales assistant 20 hours per week. The Ravens star who had one interception and 76 tackles last season is not working there for the money, he confesses he has no idea how much he gets, but rather to gain experience.

ESPN reports that Elam's childhood dream was to open a sports merchandise store and that remains his goal once his career ultimately comes to an end.

Elam said: "I just need to get retail knowledge," Elam told the team's official website. "That's basically what I'm doing. I'm getting that knowledge for when it's time."

The NFL player earned $3.7 million last season and admitted that he received some strange reactions when he first applied for the role. 

"Everybody was surprised when I started," said Elam. "They were like, 'Why? You got enough money.' But it's not about the money. It's just me building."

There is no word as to what John Harbaugh and the rest of the Ravens organization think about Elam's job but let's just hope he reports safely for training camp later this year.

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