December 21, 2023

TRANSACTION | Elks ink linebacker Chris Whittaker

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed American Chris Whittaker (LB), the club announced Thursday.

Whittaker appeared in 14 games for Incarnate Word as a graduate student in 2022, recording 36 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. A native of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., he attended Florida International University from 2019 to 2020, compiling 27 total tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, and 2.5 sacks in 15 games for the Panthers. Prior to FIU, he was at the University of Kentucky (2017–18) but did not see any game action.

In 2023, Whittaker attended Denver Broncos rookie minicamp and was selected in the XFL Rookie Draft by the Arlington Renegades.

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.

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