TRANSACTIONS | Edmonton signs Brooks and Ollie

‘Last Chance U’ star Ronald Ollie joins the Elks

Ollie in game action for the Colonels | PHOTO COURTESY: NICHOLLS ATHLETICS
Ollie in game action for the Colonels | PHOTO COURTESY: NICHOLLS ATHLETICS

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced the addition of two players Monday, signing Americans Lyndemian Brooks (RB) and Ronald Ollie (DL).

Brooks played at Prairie View A&M University in 2021, totalling 90 carries for 467 yards and five touchdowns in nine games. Prior to joining the Panthers, the Texas native played five seasons at Grambling State (2016-20), recording 866 yards on 167 carries and five touchdowns.

Ollie spent two seasons at Nicholls State (2016, 2018) where he tallied 74 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, seven sacks and two fumble recoveries in 22 games for the Colonels. The six-foot-two lineman started his collegiate career at East Mississippi Community College (2014-2015) where he was named All-State Second Team Defense in 2015.

The Mississippi native was one of the stars of the hit Netflix reality show ‘Last Chance U’ during its first season. Ollie attended NFL training camp with the Oakland Raiders in 2019, before signing with the Toronto Argonauts in 2020 and spending time in the CFL team’s training camp in 2021.



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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