TRANSACTION | Elks sign linebacker Kevin Francis

Special teams ace joins the Double E

Kevin Francis with Saskatchewan \ Photo Courtesy: CFL
Kevin Francis with Saskatchewan \ Photo Courtesy: CFL

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have signed National linebacker Kevin Francis, the CFL club announced Tuesday.

The 28-year-old Toronto native led the CFL with 22 special teams tackles last season, when he appeared in all 18 games for the B.C. Lions.

Francis has recorded 18 defensive tackles and 61 special teams tackles in 82 career CFL regular season games over six seasons. Before joining the Lions, he played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2016-2018 and 2021) and Ottawa RedBlacks (2019).

Francis was a tight end during his four-year college career at North Carolina A&T, recording 17 receptions for 163 yards. He was drafted as a Round 3 supplemental pick of the Roughriders in 2016.




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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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