February 20, 2024

TRANSACTION | Elks sign Brian Hughes Jr. (DB)

Brian Hughes Jr. (1) with Bethel University | Bethel University Athletics.

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed American defensive back Brian Hughes Jr., the club announced Tuesday.

Hughes Jr. played his senior year at Bethel University TN (2023), where he received Second Team All Mid-South Conference honours. In 13 games for the Wildcats he racked up 84 total tackles, 6.5 tackles-for-loss, one interception and two pass deflections. Prior to joining Bethel University, the native of Richmond Hill, Ga., appeared in 11 games for Kentucky Christian University in 2022, recording 57 total tackles, one sack and two interceptions.

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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