June 29, 2024

DRAFT | Elks select Zach Mathis (WR) in CFL Supplemental Draft

Zach Mathis with the North Dakota State Bison - Photo Courtesy: North Dakota State Athletics

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks have selected wide receiver Zach Mathis in the supplemental draft, the club announced Saturday.

The Elks will forfeit their first-round selection in the 2025 CFL Draft.

Mathis played six seasons at North Dakota State University (2018-23), where he recorded 95 receptions for 1,392 yards and nine touchdowns in 53 career games for the Bison. The six-foot-seven receiver was twice named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honour Roll (2020, 2022) and won three FCS National Championships in his time with North Dakota State. He received a rookie minicamp invite with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month.

Mathis is the second player taken in the CFL supplemental draft by the Double E this season. The Elks selected defensive lineman Antonio Alfano in late May, forfeiting an eighth-round pick in the 2025 CFL Draft.

The supplemental draft is for players who were not declared Nationals in time for the CFL Draft and now fall to the supplemental selection process. Each CFL team has a chance to select the player(s) eligible, with the team willing to forfeit the highest pick in the next CFL Draft receiving the rights to the player eligible.

The Edmonton Elks are on their bye week and return to action on July 14, when they take on the Ottawa Redblacks at Commonwealth Stadium.


  • Zach Mathis | NAT | WR | 6’7 | 203 LBS | — | Tampa Bay, FL | North Dakota State


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2024 marks 75 seasons of Green and Gold football, as the Club celebrates it’s tradition of excellence (Grey Cup championships: 1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015), while looking to the future. Edmonton kicks off the 2024 CFL season at home on Saturday, June 8.

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