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.
Acklin before a Tiger-Cats game in 2019
|No. 80 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|Born:||August 10, 1995|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Liberty High School (Mountain View, Missouri)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Career CFL statistics as of Week 13, 2019|
|Player stats at CFL.ca|
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.
On March 20, 2019, Acklin signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He participated in both of the Ticats' preseason games, recording 10 receptions for 85 yards. Following preseason and training camp, Acklin began the 2019 season on the team's practice roster. 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. He scored his first CFL touchdown on July 4, 2019 against the Montreal Alouettes. Acklin was voted the team nominee for the Most Outstanding Rookie award for the East Division champion Tiger-Cats.
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