Jalen Tolliver
No. 88 – Edmonton Elks
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-30) December 30, 1995 (age 25)
Rayville, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Ouachita Parish
(Ouachita Parish, Louisiana)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x First team All-GAC (2016, 2017)
  • Second Team All-GAC (2015)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receiving yards:37
Receiving touchdowns:0
Career CFL statistics
Receiving yards:383
Receiving touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Jalen Tolliver (born December 30, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Edmonton Elks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Arkansas–Monticello, and was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft and played in three of their games in 2019.

College career

Tolliver played four seasons for the Boll Weevils. After catching 17 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman, Tolliver became a starter for the team going into his sophomore year and was named second team All-Great American Conference (GAC) after recording 39 receptions for 781 yards and seven touchdowns.[1] He led the conference in receptions (69), receiving yards (1,090), and receiving touchdowns (14) in his junior season and was named first team All-GAC and an honorable mention All-American.[2] As a senior, Tolliver had 67 receptions for 1,109 yards and led Division II with 16 touchdown receptions and was named a first team All-GAC, the GAC Offensive Player of the Year and second team All-America by the Associated Press.[3] Over the course of his collegiate career he caught 192 passes for 3,168 yards and 39 touchdowns.[4]

Professional career

Arizona Cardinals

Tolliver signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2018.[5] He was cut at the end of training camp and subsequently re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 2, 2018.[6] He was first promoted to the Cardinals' active roster on November 21, 2018 but was subsequently released three days later without appearing in a game.[7] Tolliver was re-signed to the Cardinals' practice squad and then again promoted to the active roster on December 4, 2018.[8] Tolliver made his NFL debut on December 9, 2018 in a 17–3 loss to the Detroit Lions, making two catches for 22 yards.[9] He finished his rookie season with three receptions for 37 yards in three games played.[10] He was waived on May 9, 2019.

Tennessee Titans

On May 16, 2019, Tolliver signed with the Tennessee Titans.[11] He was waived on August 10, 2019.[12]

Kansas City Chiefs

Tolliver was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on August 20, 2019.[13] Tolliver was waived by the Chiefs during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019.[14]

Tampa Bay Vipers

Tolliver was drafted by the Tampa Bay Vipers in the fourth round in the 2020 XFL Draft.[15] Tolliver was fourth in the XFL with 297 receiving yards with 21 receptions and one touchdown before the 2020 XFL season was cancelled following growing concerns about COVID-19.[16] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[17]

Edmonton Elks

Tolliver signed with the Edmonton Elks of the CFL on March 4, 2021.[18]


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  2. ^ Brown, Ocie (August 18, 2017). "UAM quarterback Cole Sears in line for All-GAC season". The Pine Bluff Commercial. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Root, Jess (June 17, 2018). "Cardinals undrafted rookie profile: WR Jalen Tolliver". Cards Wire. USA Today. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Olson, Kellan (December 3, 2018). "Cardinals promote wide receiver Jalen Tolliver from practice squad". ArizonaSports.com. KMVP-FM. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
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  10. ^ Harris, David (August 20, 2019). "Chiefs sign young wide receiver Jalen Tolliver". KCTV5.com.
  11. ^ Wyatt, Jim (May 16, 2019). "Titans Agree to Terms with Former Cardinals WR Jalen Tolliver". TitansOnline.com. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  12. ^ Wyatt, Jim (August 10, 2019). "Titans Add Four – And Subtract Four - While Also Moving DL Jurrell Casey from PUP to the Active Roster". TitansOnline.com.
  13. ^ Goldman, Charles (August 20, 2019). "Chiefs send Marcus Kemp to IR, sign WR Jalen Tolliver". Chiefs Wire. USA Today.
  14. ^ "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL-Mandated 53". Chiefs.com. August 31, 2019.
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  16. ^ "Vipers, XFL couldn't write their own script to end startup season". Tampa Bay Times. March 14, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  17. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  18. ^ "EE Football Team signs two, releases two". Esks.com. March 4, 2021. Retrieved March 4, 2021.