Edmonton Elks sign Division II standout Arkell Smith

Photo courtesy: Central Missouri

The Edmonton Elks have signed American receiver Arkell Smith.

The six-foot-one, 194-pound target made 196 catches for 2,816 yards and 34 touchdowns over 41 career games at the University of Central Missouri, a Division II program in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. He is the program’s all-time record holder in receptions and receiving touchdowns.

The 24-year-old native of Carthage, Mo. was named first-team All-MIAA and a first-team AP Division II All-American this past season as he recorded 1,425 yards and 18 touchdowns through the air.

The Elks will open their 2024 regular season by hosting the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, June 8.