TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign Claiborne (DB)

Edmonton takes on the Calgary Stampeders on Monday September 5

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced Friday the signing of American Stefan Claiborne (DB).

Claiborne, 24, returns to Edmonton after spending time with the Elks in training camp before being released following the team’s first pre-season game. Over his four-year college career at Western Michigan, the defensive back appeared in 45 games, posting 177 tackles and 3.5 tackles for lost yardage, with eight pass breakups. He was three-time Academic All-MAC honouree (2017, 2018, 2019) and helped Western Michigan to three bowl appearances (2016 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic; 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl; 2019 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl).

The Elks return to action on Monday when they take on the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. MDT.



  • Stefan Claiborne | AMER | DB | 6'2 | 205 LBS | 1997-10-29 | Clinton Township, MI | Western Michigan
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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