TRANSACTION | Elks extend hometown offensive lineman Korte

U of A product signs with Green and Gold through 2026

Mark Korte (65) \ Edmonton Elks
Mark Korte (65) \ Edmonton Elks

EDMONTON – Mark Korte has signed a three-year contract extension with the Edmonton Elks.

The deal announced Tuesday afternoon keeps the offensive lineman in Edmonton through the 2026 season.

A native of Spruce Grove, Korte has played in 30 games for Edmonton since signing as a free-agent in the 2022 offseason. He earned unanimous selection as the Elks Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman last season.

“Mark is the ultimate pro, ultimate leader and ultimate teammate," says Geroy Simon, Elks assistant general manager. "He’s been a great addition to the club on the field and in the community. We are happy to keep him home for the next three years.”

The University of Alberta product began his CFL career with the Ottawa Redblacks after being drafted fourth overall in 2018. He suited up for 48 games with the Redblacks from 2018 to 2021.

"We've been building something truly special here in Edmonton," Korte says. "I'm excited to remain here and see this team take the next steps forward to our vision."

The Elks return to action on Friday, when they take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium at 7:30 p.m. MT.




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Elks Football…Our Team. Our City.

Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club

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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

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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