February 16, 2024

TRANSACTION | Elks sign Camerun Peoples (RB)

Camerun Peoples with the Appalachian State Mountaineers. | Photo Courtesy: Appalachian State Athletics

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed American running back Camerun Peoples, the club announced Friday.

Peoples had a decorated college career at Appalachian State University (2018-22), where he was a two-time Second Team All-Sun Belt selection (2020 and 2021) and named to the Phil Steele All-Sun Belt First Team in 2020. The Alabama native was also the 2020 Myrtle Beach Bowl MVP after setting the NCAA single-game bowl record with 319 rushing yards and tied another mark with five rushing touchdowns in the Mountaineers win over North Texas. In 36 career games for Appalachian State, Peoples rushed for 2,830 yards and 33 touchdowns.

The six-foot-two running back most recently spent time with the Carolina Panthers in 2023. He appeared in the NFL team’s preseason finale against the Detroit Lions, where he rushed for four yards on four carries and added two receptions for 24 yards.

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.




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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