Saulsberry wins Elks Fan Favourite Award

Brown, Grymes and Litre also winners in inaugural awards

EDMONTON — Edmonton Elks fans are paying heartfelt tribute to Christian Saulsberry.

The late running back was announced Tuesday as winner of the Fan Favourite category in the 2022 Elks Fan Awards, following results from the final round of voting.

Saulsberry made his Elks regular season debut in August and quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with on returns.

The five-foot-eight dynamo electrified fans over the last half of the 2022 CFL season, totalling 635 yards on kickoff returns, 235 yards on punt returns, and 78 yards on missed field goal returns in eight games with the Green and Gold.

He had the 2022 CFL season single-game high for kick return yards (175, at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Oct. 8) and the highest punt return average (12.4 yards) of any Edmonton player with at least 15 punt returns over the last 25 years.

Saulsberry tragically died on Dec. 17 at age 25 in Memphis, Tenn. There has been an outpouring of support for his family and friends from Edmonton fans.

Hundreds participated in the inaugural edition of the Elks Fan Awards. Voting took place weekly on throughout December and the first week of January.

Other winners included running back Kevin Brown in the Play of the Year category. defensive back Aaron Grymes in the Social Media Star category and running back Ante Litre in the Unsung Hero category.

The full list of winners is available here.

Brian Swane

Brian Swane

Coordinator, Communications and Community Relations, Edmonton Elks Football Club


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The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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