Edmonton Elks sign supplemental draft pick Antonio Alfano

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The Edmonton Elks have signed Canadian-American defensive lineman Antonio Alfano, who was selected in the CFL’s supplemental draft on Tuesday. The club forfeited an eighth-round pick in the 2025 CFL Draft to secure his rights.

The native of Livingston, N.J. qualified for Canadian citizenship through his mother, who was born in Toronto.

The six-foot-four, 285-pound defender was the fifth-ranked prospect in the entire United States coming out of Colonia High School in 2019. Among those ranked behind him were Evan Neal, Garrett Wilson, Travon Walker, George Pickens, and Charles Cross, all of whom are now high-profile NFL players.

Alfano originally committed to the University of Alabama, though he never played for the team as Nick Saban, who was then the program’s head coach, accused him of quitting. He transferred to the University of Colorado in the spring of 2020 but was suspended and never dressed for the team.

After a stint at Independence Community College during which he didn’t play and a year out of football, Alfano made his long-awaited collegiate debut in 2023 at Lackawanna College, a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) program in Scranton, Pa. He made 14 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks, one pass knockdown, and one forced fumble over five games.

His pro day was attended by Edmonton Elks’ scout Ric Serritella, the creator of NFL Draft Bible who is based in New Jersey and was recently hired by the team.

The Elks will host the Saskatchewan Roughriders for their first of two preseason games on Saturday, May 25.