Edmonton Elks sign former UNLV RB Lexington Thomas, one other

Photo courtesy: UNLV Athletics

The Edmonton Elks have signed American running back Lexington Thomas and American defensive lineman Nick Andrews, the team announced on Tuesday.

Thomas played four seasons at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and recorded 631 carries for 3,551 yards and 40 touchdowns in 46 games with the Rebels. The native of Houston, Texas was named First Team All-Mountain West as a junior after rushing for 1,336 yards and 17 touchdowns.

The five-foot-nine, 170-pound ball carrier was previously under contract with Edmonton in 2020, though he was released in June 2021. He recently turned 27 years of age.

Andrews recently completed his senior year at Bethel University and made 23 total tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries over 11 games. The six-foot-four, 285-pound interior defender spent two seasons at Peru State College in Nebraska (2020-2021) where he made 31 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 10 games as a junior.

The native of Ruston, La. was the only NAIA player to play in the 2023 Tropical Bowl, a postseason college all-star game held at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.