Jaelon Acklin
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Acklin before a Tiger-Cats game in 2019
Ottawa Redblacks
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-08-10) August 10, 1995 (age 26)
Springfield, Missouri
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Liberty High School (Mountain View, Missouri)
College:Western Illinois
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career NFL statistics
Career CFL statistics as of Week 13, 2019
Receptions:57
Receiving yards:701
Total touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Jaelon Acklin (born August 10, 1995) is an American professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career

Acklin played college football for Western Illinois.

Statistics

Receiving
Year Team GP Rec Yds TDs
2014 Western Illinois 8 1 4 0
2015 Western Illinois 13 12 168 2
2016 Western Illinois 11 8 192 0
2017 Western Illinois 12 84 1369 10
College Totals 44 105 1733 12

[1]

Professional career

Baltimore Ravens

Acklin was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent and participated in their 2018 training camp; however, after a hip injury near the end of camp, Acklin was released by the Ravens.[2]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

On March 20, 2019, Acklin signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[3][4] He participated in both of the Ticats' preseason games, recording 10 receptions for 85 yards.[5][6] Following preseason and training camp, Acklin began the 2019 season on the team's practice roster.[7] Following an injury to Luke Tasker, Acklin was made a starting wide receiver and played in his first professional game on June 22, 2019 against the Toronto Argonauts where he had five catches for 59 yards.[8] He scored his first CFL touchdown on July 4, 2019 against the Montreal Alouettes.[9] Acklin was voted the team nominee for the Most Outstanding Rookie award for the East Division champion Tiger-Cats.[10] Acklin re-signed with the Tiger-Cats on January 2, 2021.[11] He became a free agent upon the expiry of his contract on February 8, 2022.[12]

Ottawa Redblacks

On February 9, 2022, it was announced that Acklin had signed with the Ottawa Redblacks.[13]

Professional statistics

Receiving
Year Team GP Rec Yds YPC TDs
2019 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 57 701 12.3 3
Career Totals 16 57 701 12.3 3

References

  1. ^ "Jaelon Acklin - Stats". GoLeathernecks.com.
  2. ^ Matthew Stevens (7 August 2018). "Ravens release WR Jaelon Acklin". Ravens Wire.
  3. ^ "Tiger-Cats sign thee players on offence". ticats.ca. March 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Anthony Urciuoli (20 March 2019). "Hamilton Tiger-Cats add 3 international free agents on offence". Global News.ca.
  5. ^ "Ticats edge Redblacks in close pre-season battle". 2 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Bethel-Thompson, Argos top Ticats to close out preseason". 7 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Tiger-Cats transactions". ticats.ca. June 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Toronto Argonauts". cfl.ca. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Montreal Alouettes". cfl.ca. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  10. ^ "CFL announces 2019 team award winners". CFL.ca. 2019-10-30. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  11. ^ "Tiger-Cats re-sign wide receivers Acklin, Tucker and Marshall". TiCats.ca. January 2, 2021. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  12. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved February 8, 2022.
  13. ^ "Redblacks sign receivers Jaelon Acklin and Shaq Johnson". Ottawa Redblacks. February 9, 2022.