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The Edmonton Elks have signed American wide receiver Kyran Moore, the CFL club announced Tuesday.
“Kyran Moore brings the coveted versatility and playmaking ability to our offense and return game,” said Geroy Simon, Elks assistant general manager. “When he’s got the ball in his hands, he’s dangerous from anywhere on the field.”
Moore has spent his entire CFL career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, catching a total of 210 passes for 2,351 yards with 10 touchdowns in 46 appearances over four seasons.
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Elks sign Kyran Moore (WR/Return Specialist) @moore_of_kyran
— Edmonton Elks (@GoElks) February 14, 2023
The Alabama native was Saskatchewan’s reception leader in consecutive campaigns, with 78 catches in 2019 and 64 in 2021. He also paced the Riders with six touchdown catches in 2019, and his 585 receiving yards in 2021 was tops on the team.
As a rookie in 2018, Moore brought back two punts for touchdowns, and his punt return average of 13.4 yards (389 yards on 29 returns) was best in the CFL among players with at least 29 return attempts.
In just seven games last season, Moore made 36 catches for 295 yards, and had five punt returns for 47 yards.
Moore played collegiately at Austin Peay from 2014 to 2017, suiting up for 34 games with the Governors. Over his four NCAA seasons, Moore caught 38 passes for 553 yards with three touchdowns, while rushing for 184 yards with two touchdowns on 39 carries and had 43 kickoff returns for 889 yards and one touchdown. He was named Second Team All-OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) as a return specialist in 2016.