April 2, 2024

TRANSACTION | Elks sign Arkell Smith (WR)

Arkell Smith with the Central Missouri Mules | Photo Courtesy: Central Missouri Athletics

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed American wide receiver Arkell Smith, the club announced Tuesday.

A native of Carthage, Mo., Smith spent six seasons at the University of Central Missouri (2018-23). As a senior he was named All-MIAA First Team and Associated Press Division II All-America First Team in 2023 after recording 1,425 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns in 13 games for the Mules. The six-foot-one receiver also earned All-MIAA Second Team honours in 2022 and All-MIAA Honorable Mention in 2021.

In 41 career games for Central Missouri, Smith set the program’s career record for receiving touchdowns (34) and receptions (196), while finishing second in career receiving yards (2,816).

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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