TRANSACTION | Elks sign defensive back Kordell Jackson

2023 IFL Defensive Rookie of the Year on his way to Edmonton

Kordell Jackson with Austin Peay | Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Athletics.
Kordell Jackson with Austin Peay | Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Athletics.

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have signed American defensive back Kordell Jackson, the club announced Wednesday.

Jackson joins the Green and Gold after spending the 2023 season with the Frisco Fighters of the Indoor Football League. The Birmingham, Ala., native was selected as the IFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and named to the All-IFL First Team, after tying for the league lead with eight interceptions and three interception returns for a touchdown. He also had 68 total tackles and 23 pass deflections in 16 games last season.

The five-foot-ten defensive back had his rights claimed by the Orlando Guardians of the XFL in August of 2023 and received a rookie minicamp invite with the Baltimore Ravens in 2022.

Jackson attended five years (2017-21) at Austin Peay State University, where he earned First Team All-OVC selection in three straight years and was a two-time NCAA consensus All-American. In 52 games with the Governors, Jackson totalled 216 total tackles, 10.5 sacks, 11 interceptions, 33 pass deflections and three forced fumbles.

2024 marks the 75th season of pro football in Edmonton, as the Elks open a new CFL campaign on Saturday, June 8 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Commonwealth Stadium. Season tickets are available now, with all youth season tickets $75 (17 and under) and adult tickets starting at $175.


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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.

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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