TRANSACTION | Elks release Villamizar (FB)

Canadian suited up for four games with the Elks this season

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have released Canadian Mario Villamizar (FB), the club announced Sunday.

Villamizar dressed for four games with the Elks this season after being signed by the Green and Gold on June 26.

The 28-year-old previously spent three seasons with the B.C. Lions, appearing in 40 games from 2019 to 2022.

A sixth round (51st overall) selection by B.C. in the 2019 CFL Draft, Villamizar attended Wilfrid Laurier University, where as a member of the Golden Hawks he was a Yates Cup champion in 2016 and a Second-Team OUA All-Star in 2018.

Edmonton returns to action on Thursday, when the Elks host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Commonwealth Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. MT.



  • Mario Villamizar | NAT | FB | 6’3 | 237 LBS | 1995-03-03 | St. Catherines, ON | Wilfrid Laurier


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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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