TRANSACTIONS | Edmonton signs Nelson (OL/DL)

Elks add American wide receiver Trevor Begue


EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks are bringing back Canadian lineman Cole Nelson on a one-year deal and have signed American Trevor Begue (WR), the club announced Wednesday.

Nelson has played in 10 games with the Green and Gold over his first two CFL seasons, recording three tackles. He made his lone appearance of 2022 in Edmonton's Week 19 loss to the Toronto Argonauts.

The 25-year-old native of Ponoka, Alta., was selected fifth overall by Edmonton in the 2021 CFL Draft out of the University of Alberta Golden Bears, where he suited up for 17 games in his career, registering 21 total tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery.

Begue played for the University of the Incarnate Word in 2021, where he recorded 46 catches for 620 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games for the Cardinals. Prior to joining the Cardinals, the Louisiana native spent four seasons (2017-20) at McNeese State University, totalling 102 receptions for 1, 471 yards and 15 touchdowns.



  • Cole Nelson | NAT| OL/DL | 6'6 | 312 LBS | 1997-03-12 | Ponoka, AB | Alberta
  • Trevor Begue | AMER | WR | 5'11 | 195 LBS | 1997-11-05 | Lafayette, LA | Incarnate Word
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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