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Elie
Bouka
#1 Defensive Back
Elie
Bouka
#1 Defensive Back
Height 6'1
Weight 204 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-08-15 (29)
Born Laval, QC
School Calgary
Status NAT
Defensive Tackles 2
Special Teams Tackles 2
Interceptions 2
Sacks 0

CFL: 4th season

Stamps: 1st season

 

Games played through 2021

Regular season: 28

Playoffs: 5

Grey Cup: 0

Grey Cup wins: 0

 

Acquired

Signed as a free agent on Feb. 10, 2022.

 

Pro path

Bouka signed with the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals on May 2, 2016, before being drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the third round (24th overall) in the 2016 CFL draft. He was waived by the Cardinals on Aug. 1, 2017. Bouka signed with the Roughriders on Sept. 20, 2017, and then joined the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 3, 2018. He was waived by the Eagles on Feb. 21, 2019, and returned to the Roughriders on Dec. 18, 2019.

 

2021

(Saskatchewan) Bouka played six regular-season games for the Roughriders and registered two defensive tackles, two special-teams tackles, two interceptions, two knockdowns and a forced fumble. Both interceptions came in a Nov. 20 game at Hamilton. He also played in the Eastern Semi-Final and Eastern Final and two defensive tackles and a forced fumble.

 

2019

(Saskatchewan) Bouka played all 18 regular-season games for the Roughriders and made one start. He accumulated five defensive tackles, three special-teams tackles and one interception. He was in the lineup for the Western Final but did not record any stats.

 

2017

(Saskatchewan) Bouka played six regular-season games and made two starts for the Roughriders. He recorded two defensive tackles, two special-teams tackles, two knockdowns, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He also played both post-season games.

 

Notable

First game: Sept. 29, 2017, at Ottawa

First interception: Oct. 18, 2019, at BC

 

College

Bouka played three seasons (2012-14) for the University of Calgary Dinos and was sidelined due to injury to the 2015 season. He began his time with the Dinos at receiver, making 16 receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns, before converting to defensive back in 2013. Bouka went on to make 24.5 tackles and one interception.

 

Personal

Bouka attended CEGEP at Montmorency College in Laval, Que. He currently owns Bouka Performance and Wellness, a strength and conditioning and speed development company designed for young athletes in Calgary.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2017
SSK 4 0 3 0 0 0 0
2019
SSK 18 5 3 0 1 0 0
2021
SSK 6 2 2 0 2 0 1
Total
28 7 8 0 3 0 1

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
08-21
3 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-05
5 WPG 0 2 0 0 0 0
09-11
6 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-17
7 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 1
09-24
8 BC 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-20
16 HAM 2 0 0 2 0 0
11-28
17 CGY 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-05
18 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total
4 2 0 2 0 2