November 15, 2023

TRANSACTION | Elks sign Markail Benton (LB)

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed American linebacker Markail Benton, the club announced Wednesday.

Benton played three seasons at Jacksonville State University (2020-22), where he had career totals of 195 total tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions and five pass knockdowns in 33 games for the Gamecocks. The Phenix City, Ala., native was named to the All-OVC Second Team in 2020-21.

Prior to joining Jacksonville State, Benton spent three seasons with the Alabama Crimson Tide (2017-19), winning the SEC Championship in 2018.

The Edmonton Elks will return to the field in 2024 for the club’s 75th CFL season.




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

The club, officially renamed the Elks in June of 2021, has a tradition of excellence having won 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015). Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

Elks Football…Our Team. Our City.