Elks sign enormous Canadian nose tackle Olivier Charles-Pierre, one other

Photo courtesy: Incarnate Word Athletics

The Edmonton Elks have added some serious size to the roster, signing undrafted Canadian nose tackle Olivier Charles-Pierre.

The six-foot-one, 375-pound native of Laval played 24 games over three seasons at the University of Houston, making 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks as a top-tier run stuffer. However, his unconventional size caused him to go unselected in the 2021 CFL Draft.

Charles-Pierre transferred to the University of the Incarnate Word in 2022, taking advantage of his extended NCAA eligibility due to the COVID pandemic. In 13 games for the FCS playoff semi-finalists, he recorded 37 total tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble while receiving an elite grade of 87.2 from analytics firm Pro Football Focus.

Also joining the Elks is American receiver Cam Sullivan-Brown.

The six-foot, 195-pound pass catcher appeared in 10 games for the University of Massachusetts in 2022, earning Pro Football Network All-Independent Second Team honours after making 27 catches for 373 yards with two receiving touchdowns. Prior to his time with the Minutemen, Sullivan-Brown spent four seasons at  Penn State from 2018 to 2021, totalling 17 receptions for 163 yards in 37 games with the Nittany Lions.