TRANSACTION | Elks ink linebacker Chris Whittaker

Florida native attended Denver Broncos rookie minicamp

Chris Whittaker with Incarnate Word in 2022 | Photo courtesy: Incarnate Word Athletics
Chris Whittaker with Incarnate Word in 2022 | Photo courtesy: Incarnate Word Athletics

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have signed American Chris Whittaker (LB), the club announced Thursday.

Whittaker appeared in 14 games for Incarnate Word as a graduate student in 2022, recording 36 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. A native of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., he attended Florida International University from 2019 to 2020, compiling 27 total tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, and 2.5 sacks in 15 games for the Panthers. Prior to FIU, he was at the University of Kentucky (2017–18) but did not see any game action.

In 2023, Whittaker attended Denver Broncos rookie minicamp and was selected in the XFL Rookie Draft by the Arlington Renegades.

The Edmonton Elks will return to the field in 2024 for the club’s 75th CFL season.


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EDMONTON ELKS

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

The club, officially renamed the Elks in June of 2021, has a tradition of excellence having won 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015). Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

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 The Brick Field 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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