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Jaelon Acklin (born August 10, 1995) is an American professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the Western Illinois Leathernecks.

Jaelon Acklin
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Acklin before a Tiger-Cats game in 2019
No. 80 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-08-10) August 10, 1995 (age 24)
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
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of Week 13, 2019
Receptions:57
Receiving yards:701
Total touchdowns:3
Player stats at CFL.ca

College careerEdit

StatisticsEdit

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

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Professional careerEdit

Baltimore RavensEdit

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-CatsEdit

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]

Professional statisticsEdit

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

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/30/cfl-announces-2019-team-award-winners/