TRANSACTION | Elks ink receiver Eugene Lewis

2022 East Division player of the year signs in Edmonton

Geno Lewis with the Alouettes \ Photo Courtesy: CFL
Geno Lewis with the Alouettes \ Photo Courtesy: CFL

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks are bringing the East’s top player to the West, as the CFL club announced Tuesday it has signed American wide receiver Eugene Lewis.

Lewis was awarded the Terry Evanshen Trophy as the CFL East Division’s Most Outstanding Player in 2022, while earning his third consecutive CFL East All-Star selection. Lewis suited up in 17 games for the Montreal Alouettes, catching 91 passes for 1,303 yards and leading the East Division with 10 touchdown receptions.

"Eugene has elite ball skills and has shown great leadership the past few years as a top target in the CFL," says Geroy Simon, Elks assistant general manager. "He’ll not only lead us on the field but also off. He's the exact type of guy we need for their organization." 

A two-time CFL All-Star, Lewis has spent his entire CFL career in Montreal after signing with the Alouettes in 2017. Over 68 career regular season, Lewis has 276 receptions for 4,347 yards, with 28 touchdown catches.

Lewis played three seasons at Penn State before transferring to Oklahoma for his senior season in 2016, totalling 122 passes for 1,569 yards and 10 touchdowns in his NCAA Division 1 football career.



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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