Last season, Ellis Lankster played briefly with his original NFL team, the Buffalo Bills. Now, after a year out of football, the WVUPro re-joins another former team, this time in Canada.
On April 15 of this year, Lankster signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. In his NFL career, Lankster was known as a special teams ace and played 49 total games with the Bills and New York Jets from 2009-2014. He has career totals of 72 combined tackles, one quarterback sack, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and seven passes defended with those two teams.
Now he looks to make an impact with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of whom he was briefly a member of in 2010 before signing with the Jets.
“I’m just excited to get back on the field and looking forward to this season in Hamilton,” Lankster tells us.
Currently, there are no other WVU players in the CFL which once featured favorites such as Pat White, Noel Devine, Jock Sander, Scooter Berry, Lance Frazier and still the Mountaineers all-time leading rusher, Avon Cobourne. Robert Sands was briefly added to the Saskatchewan roster before being released on April 19th.
The Ticats just finished their spring 3-day mini-camp and training camp starts June 2.