Aultman, Mulumba Meet On CFL Gridiron [VIDEO]
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Six weeks into the Canadian Football League season some former UMaine Black Bears are making their mark. LB Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga and WR Damarr Aultman met on the CFL field over the weekend and Mulumba’s Edmonton Eskimos beat Aultman’s Hamilton Tiger Cats 33-28.
Aultman made his first CFL start and made immediate impact (above)…
Courtesy Hamilton Tiger Cats Website:
Damarr Aultman and shakeups on offense
The Ticats elected to shake things up offensively coming into week seven in Edmonton. There was one key change on offence, as the Tiger-Cats attempted to gain some traction against a stout Eskimo defence. Damarr Aultman, first year Tiger-Cat and University of Maine product, made an impact in his first CFL start.
After signing as an undrafted free agent with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, Aultman spent some time on the Dolphins’ practice roster before deciding to take a shot in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Aultman opened the 2017 season on the Tiger-Cats’ practice roster, and made the most of his reps in practice in order to earn the start on Friday.
Aultman and Collaros connected on a 44-yard strike in the opening quarter to post the Tiger-Cats first touchdown of the game.
Aultman led Ticats receivers in yards through the air with 74 yards on just three receptions for an average of almost 25 yards per catch.
Meanwhile, Mulumba’s Edmonton team is 6-0. He is the special teams leader in tackles with nine and has 12 tackles overall. Mulumba, a linebacker, had two sacks in the game vs Hamilton.
NOTE: Former UMaine QB Dan Collins remains on the practice squad for the (1-5) Ottawa Red Blacks…Former UMaine offensive coordinator and Colby College assistant coach Kevin Burgoin is running backs coach for the (4-2) Winnipeg Blue Bombers.