ELF: Frankfurt Galaxy sign former Montreal Alouettes WR Kevin Kaya

The Frankfurt Galaxy have made a late addition to their roster ahead of the 2024 European League of Football season with the signing of French receiver Kevin Kaya.

A native of Nancy, France, Kaya moved to Canada at a young age and played football at the Cegep de Thetford in Thetford Mines, Quebec.  Afterwards, he played for the University of Montreal from 2015 to 2019.  In his senior season of 2019, he recorded 45 catches for 597 receiving yards and a touchdown, which saw him awarded First Team All Star honors by the Quebec Student Sports Network and Second Team All-Canadian.  That year, his team made the Canadian college football national championship, the Vanier Cup, though they were defeated by Calgary in the finals.

After graduating, Kaya  signed with the Montreal Alouettes as a free agent in 2021 and stayed with the team for three seasons, helping the Alouettes win the 110th Grey Cup on November 19, 2023 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

At 6’3” and 195 pounds, the 29 year-old Kaya is a big target for quarterback Luke Zahradka to throw to. Kaya joins a stacked Galaxy offense which includes Zahradka, running back Sandro Platzgummer, and last year’s league-leading receiver Markell Castle.  After making the semifinals in the playoffs last season, Frankfurt has another strong roster as they look to compete in a stacked Western Conference in 2024.

Check out Kevin Kaya’s University of Montreal highlights

A current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carter played football in high school and has been a lifelong avid football fan.