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Edmonton Elks Strengthen Defense by Acquiring American DB KiShawn Walker

3 Key Points:
– KiShawn Walker, formerly of the San Diego Strike Force, signs with the Edmonton Elks.
– Walker boasts an impressive record in the Indoor Football League, including leader in interceptions.
– His collegiate career highlights include accolades at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Edmonton Elks Announce New Defensive Back Signing

The Edmonton Elks have officially added American defensive back KiShawn Walker to their roster, a move aimed at bolstering their defensive lineup for the upcoming season.

Walker is transitioning to the CFL after a spell in the Indoor Football League (IFL) with the San Diego Strike Force. During his short tenure there in 2024, he managed 12 tackles and two interceptions across three games.

KiShawn Walker’s Impressive IFL Career

In 2023, Walker’s inaugural season in the IFL with the Northern Arizona Wranglers was noteworthy. His performance earned him a spot on the IFL All-Rookie Team. Walker concluded the season tied for the top spot in interceptions, racking up eight, alongside 53.5 tackles, and contributing to the team’s defense with two tackles for loss, nine passes defended, and a forced fumble in 17 games.

Before his professional career took off, Walker attended the Houston Texans rookie minicamp in 2022. He also had a brief period with the XFL’s St. Louis Battlehawks.

Collegiate Achievements and Early Football Career

Walker’s spent his final college years at Kentucky Wesleyan College (2020-21). In his last season, Walker was recognized on four All-American teams and received All-Region First Team as well as All G-MAC First Team honors, highlighting his defensive prowess.

Starting his college football career at Georgetown College (2016-17) and later transferring to Western Kentucky (2018-19)..

This latest acquisition by the Edmonton Elks not only strengthens their defense but also adds a player with a proven track record of excellence and a high ceiling for future achievements within the CFL.

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