Signed as a free agent on February 9, 2022.
2022: Had a career year in his first campaign with the REDBLACKS, recording 1,169 receiving yards thanks to 75 catches on 116 attempts. He also found the end zone twice…380 of Acklin’s receiving yards came after the catch … his longest reception was 64 yards and came in Week 13 against Montreal … suited up for 15 of 18 regular season games.
2021: Started all 14 regular season games…Registered 50 receptions for 678 yards and led the Ticats with four receiving touchdowns (tied with Steven Dunbar Jr.)…Caught seven of 11 Targets for 98 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown reception, August 5 at Winnipeg…Registered six receptions for 96 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown reception October 11 vs. Toronto…Recorded five receptions for 48 yards and one touchdown October 23 vs. Ottawa…Recorded one reception for a 65-yard touchdown October 29 at Edmonton…Recorded six receptions for 74 yards November 20 vs. Saskatchewan…PLAYOFFS: Started all three playoff games…Recorded five receptions for 56 yards November 28 vs Montreal…Registered eight receptions for 112 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown reception December 5 at Toronto…Recorded four receptions for 33 yards December 12 vs Winnipeg…AWARDS: CFL East Division All-Star.
2020: Did not play in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic…Re-signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats December 23.
2019: Signed with the Tiger-Cats March 20…Started 17 regular season games, recording 58 receptions for 708 yards and three touchdowns…Made CFL debut starting at wide receiver June 22 at Toronto recording five receptions, including the first of his CFL career, for 59 yards… Recorded 120 yards from eight receptions with one touchdown July 4 at Montreal…PLAYOFFS: Started both of the Tiger-Cats’ playoff games including the 107th Grey Cup versus Winnipeg, registering 133 receiving yards on eight receptions.
2018: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens…Released by the Ravens August 7.
CFL East All-Star – 1 – (2021)
Ticats Most Outstanding Rookie – 1 – (2019)
First CFL Game – June 22/19 at TOR
First CFL Start – June 22/19 at TOR
First CFL Reception – June 22/19 at TOR
First CFL Receiving Touchdown – July 4/19 (Jeremiah Masoli) at MTL
College: Played 44 games over four seasons (2014-17) at Western Illinois University…Recorded 105 receptions for 1,733 yards and 12 touchdowns…Added 21 carries for 255 yards and four rushing touchdowns.
Personal: Born August 10, 1995 in Springfield, Missouri..Son of Darin and Tina Acklin…Majored in Psychology with a minor in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration.