TRANSACTION | Elks sign OL Bateman

Former JUCO standout spent 2022 at Florida A&M

Toryque Bateman with Troy University | Photo Courtesy: Troy University Athletics
Toryque Bateman with Troy University | Photo Courtesy: Troy University Athletics

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced Tuesday the signing of American Toryque Bateman (OL).

Bateman, a six-foot-eight, 305-pound lineman, most recently attended Florida A&M University, where he redshirted with the Rattlers for the 2022 NCAA Division 1 football season.

The native of Gadsden, Ala., was ranked No. 11 among Junior College offensive tackles in 2019 after anchoring the offensive line at Fort Scott Community College, helping the Greyhounds achieve the second-best passing attack in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College.

Bateman additionally redshirted with the NCAA Division 1 football programs at the University of Louisville (2017) and Troy University (2020). He was ranked as the No. 3 offensive tackle in Alabama following his senior season at Gadsden City High School.



Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club













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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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