February 17, 2023

TRANSACTION | Elks ink DB Hakeem Johnson

The Edmonton Elks have signed National Hakeem Johnson (DB), the club announced Friday.

Johnson joins the Double E after spending the last three seasons with the BC Lions. The Brampton, Ont., native appeared in 16 games with the Lions in 2022, totalling seven total tackles. The 28-year-old has 18 defensive tackles, nine special teams tackles, two pass deflections and one interception in 38 career games.

Collegiately, Johnson was part of the Western Mustangs‘ Vanier Cup championship team and was named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) second-team all-star in 2017. In 20 career OUA regular and postseason games, he recorded 28 total tackles, 11 pass deflections and three interceptions.