ELF: Paris Musketeers sign former CFL offensive lineman Keanu Ebanks

The Paris Musketeers of the European League of Football have signed British offensive lineman Keanu Ebanks. The European veteran returns to the ELF following a one and half year stint in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders.

The 6’6″, 300-pound tackle spent 2022 with the season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League last year. Prior to playing in the CFL, Ebanks was an ELF AllStar with the Hamburg Sea Devils in the ELF’s inaugural season anchoring the left tackle spot as Hamburg fell just short in the championship game.

In 2020, Ebanks played for the Stockholm Mean Machines in the Swedish Superserien, helping them reach that country’s championship game. Prior to that e spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons playing in Germany as a member of the Hildesheim Invaders. With the Invaders, Ebanks transitioned from a physical defensive end to a nimble offensive tackle. His massive size and lateral quickness caught the eyes of North American scouts, earning Ebanks an invitation to the 2019 NFL International Player Pathway Combine in Cologne, before participating in the CFL Global Combines in 2020 and 2021.

Ebanks first started playing football at the University of Hull as a versatile two-way lineman. While playing for the Sharks, the future ELF-All Star and Canadian pro quickly fell in love with the game and became team captain and eventually president.

Ebanks joins French offensive lineman Mamadou Doubmbouya and national team talent Sebastien Jallier as well as ELF standout Celestin Ngimbi on an offensive line filled with talent. The Paris front five hope to protect the ELF’s all time leading passer, Zach Edwards, over the course of the marathon ELF season.

Ebanks hopes to help Musketeers earn their first home win this weekend as they host the highly ranked Stuttgart Surge in Paris.

Read more about Keanu Ebanks football journey here.

Alex is a former NCAA and semi-pro American football player who is now located in London, where he works in digital marketing. His goal in writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and