Red Deer’s Jacob Plamondon has had another football dream come true.
The 23-year-old defensive lineman, who played the last four seasons with the University of Calgary Dinos, was drafted by the Edmonton Elks 19th overall in the 2022 CFL Draft.
The six-foot-three, 230-pound former Notre Dame Cougar registered 39 tackles, including 13 tackles for a loss, six sacks and one forced fumble during his time with the Dinos.
Plamondon was part of the Dinos squad that won the Vanier Cup in 2019.
“I’m so proud of Jacob for all the work he’s put in to get to this point,” said Dinos head coach Wayne Harris in a press release.
“He fought through some injury battles and really worked hard this year to get ready for the CFL. He’s got great speed off the edge and he’ll be able to contribute on special teams, too. I think he’s going to do very well.”
Ahead of the draft, the Elks also made another move to add a Red Deer product to the mix.
Edmonton traded their first overall pick in the 2022 draft to the Montreal Alouettes, receiving the fourth overall pick and the rights to offensive lineman Carter O’Donnell of Red Deer.
O’Donnell played for the University of Alberta Golden Bears from 2016-19 and has spent the majority of the last two seasons on the practice squad for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. He suited up for one game in 2021, in week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals.