Kyle Saxelid
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
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Saxelid with the Edmonton Elks in 2021.
Born: (1995-04-13) April 13, 1995 (age 27)
Elk Grove, California
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Height6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Weight321 lb (146 kg)
UniversityUNLV Rebels
High schoolCosumnes Oaks High School
CFL draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 12
Drafted byEdmonton Eskimos
Career history
As player
2018Nebraska Danger
2019Cedar Rapids River Kings*
20192021Edmonton Eskimos / Elks
2022–presentHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career stats

Kyle Erickson Saxelid (born April 13, 1995) is a Canadian football offensive lineman for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL).


Saxelid played for the University of Nevada Las Vegas, graduating in 2017 with a degree in Business. He played in 48 consecutive games for the Rebels, starting the last 42. He was named preseason Fourth Team All-MW by Athlon his Junior and Senior seasons. Saxelid earned three Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors and was nominated for a spot on the 2016 AFCA Good Works Team.[1]


Indoor Football League

Saxelid began his professional football career in 2018 playing for the Nebraska Danger of the Indoor Football League The following year, he signed with the Rapid City River Kings of the same league, playing with fellow UNLV teammate Kurt Palandech.[2]

Edmonton Eskimos / Elks

In May 2019, Saxelid was drafted in the second round (12th overall) of the 2019 CFL Draft by the Edmonton Eskimos.[3] He participated in all 18 games in his rookie season, starting a total of six games over the season (one at right guard, five at left tackle), including the Eastern Conference Final. He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season. He played in 11 regular season games in 2021.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

On May 2, 2022, Saxelid was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats along with Grant McDonald and the second overall selection in the 2022 CFL Global Draft in exchange for the eighth and 28th overall selections in the 2022 CFL National Draft and the ninth overall selection in the 2022 CFL Global Draft.[4]


  1. ^ "Allstate, American Football Coaches Association Announce Nominees for the 25th Anniversary Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®". Allstate Newsroom. 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  2. ^ Miles, Douglas (March 29, 2019). "QB Kurt Palandech, OL Kyle Saxelid bring offensive chemistry to Cedar Rapids River Kings". The Gazette.
  3. ^ "2019 CFL Draft". Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  4. ^ "Elks, Ticats make pre-draft trade". Canadian Football League. May 2, 2022.