TRANSACTION | Elks ink defensive back Hakeem Johnson

Edmonton adds former Vanier Cup champion

Hakeem Johnson (18) in action with the Lions in 2022 | Photo Courtesy: Canadian Press
Hakeem Johnson (18) in action with the Lions in 2022 | Photo Courtesy: Canadian Press

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have signed National Hakeem Johnson (DB), the club announced Friday.

Johnson joins the Double E after spending the last three seasons with the BC Lions. The Brampton, Ont., native appeared in 16 games with the Lions in 2022, totalling seven total tackles. The 28-year-old has 18 defensive tackles, nine special teams tackles, two pass deflections and one interception in 38 career games.

Collegiately, Johnson was part of the Western Mustangs' Vanier Cup championship team and was named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) second-team all-star in 2017. In 20 career OUA regular and postseason games, he recorded 28 total tackles, 11 pass deflections and three interceptions.



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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