TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign quarterback Dakota Prukop

CFL veteran played the 2021 season with the Green and Gold

Dakota Prukop with the Edmonton Elks (2021)
Dakota Prukop with the Edmonton Elks (2021)

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks have signed American Dakota Prukop (QB), the club announced Sunday.

The veteran CFL quarterback returns for a second stint with Edmonton after being released by the BC Lions in late May. Prukop suited up in eight games for the Double E in 2021, racking up 134 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Prukop, 30, spent the last two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2022-23), where he recorded 13 rushing touchdowns in 27 games. The short yardage specialist has appeared in the last two Grey Cups with the Bombers, combining for 42 yards on the ground and four rushing touchdowns — including two in each game. 

The Texas native also had stops with New Jersey Generals of the USFL in 2023 and the Toronto Argonauts from 2017 to 2019.

Additionally, the Elks have signed Americans Jermaine Brown Jr. (RB), Reynard Ellis (LB), Arkell Smith (WR) and Global Dean Faithfull (K) to the practice roster.

2024 marks the 75th season of pro football in Edmonton, as the Elks open a new CFL campaign on Saturday, June 8 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Commonwealth Stadium. Season tickets are available now, with all youth season tickets $75 (17 and under) and adult tickets starting at $175.



  • Dakota Prukop | AMER | QB | 6'1 | 208 LBS | 1993-10-17 | Austin, TX | Oregon


  • Reynard Ellis | AMER | LB | 6'0 | 240 LBS | 1999-07-31 | Birmingham, AL | UAB
  • Dean Faithfull | GLB | K | 6’2 | 207 LBS| Fareham, Hampshire, England | CSU
  • Jermaine Brown Jr. | AMER | RB | 5’8 | 195 LBS | 2001-05-24 | Prichard, AL | UAB
  • Arkell Smith​ | AMER | WR | 6'1 | 194 LBS | 1999-10-25 | Carthage, MO | Central Missouri


The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

2024 marks 75 seasons of Green and Gold football, as the Club celebrates it’s tradition of excellence (Grey Cup championships: 1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015), while looking to the future. Edmonton kicks off the 2024 CFL season at home on Saturday, June 8.

Elks Football…Our Team. Our City.

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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