TRANSACTIONS | Edmonton signs Appolon (LB) and Gettman (P)

CFL newcomer was AFCA All-American in 2021

Noah Gettman with Sacred Heart \ Photo courtesy: Sacred Heart Athletics
Noah Gettman with Sacred Heart \ Photo courtesy: Sacred Heart Athletics

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have signed National Woodly Appolon (LB) and American Noah Gettman (P), the club announced Thursday. ​

The twin brother of Green and Gold linebacker Wesly Appolon, Woodly's rights were acquired by the Elks from the Ottawa Redblacks in exchange for a 2023 2nd round pick on Feb. 27. Selected one pick (40th overall) after his brother in the 2022 CFL Draft, Woodly played two seasons of NCAA Division II football with Tuskegee University in 2021-22.

Gettman spent the 2022 season at the University of Akron, where he averaged 40.6 yards on 61 punts and 56.6 yards per kickoff in 12 games for the Zips.

Prior to attending Akron, the Florida native played four seasons (2018-21) for the Sacred Heart Pioneers. In 40 games for the Pioneers, he averaged 39.6 yards on punts and 49.5 yards on kickoffs, and was named 2021 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Second-Team All-American.




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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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