Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga

Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga (born January 6, 1993), sometimes called Chris Mulumba, is a professional Canadian football linebacker and special teams player for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and raised in Montreal, he attended the Kent School (class of 2012) in Connecticut before playing college football as a linebacker with the Maine Black Bears.[1]

Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga
Ottawa Redblacks
Born: (1993-01-06) January 6, 1993 (age 27)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)LB
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight245 lb (111 kg)
CollegeMaine
High schoolKent School
(Kent, Connecticut)
CFL draft2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 22
Drafted byEdmonton Eskimos
Career history
As player
20172019Edmonton Eskimos
2020–presentOttawa Redblacks
Career highlights and awards
Awards
  • 2013 FCS Defensive player of the year
  • 2013 CAA rookie of the year
  • 3x 1st Team CAA All-Conference (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • 3x All New-England (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • 2017 Edmonton Eskimos Most Outstanding Special Team Player
Career stats

Professional careerEdit

Mulumba-Tshimanga was drafted in the third round (22nd overall) of the 2017 CFL Draft by the Edmonton Eskimos. Prior to signing with Edmonton, he received a tryout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[2][3] On July 28, 2017, he made his first start at linebacker, following injuries to Cory Greenwood, Adam Konar and Blair Smith.[4] He played in 43 games over three season, recording 53 defensive tackles, 34 special teams tackles, five sacks, and four forced fumbles. He became a free agent on February 11, 2020 and signed with the Ottawa Redblacks to a one-year contract that same day.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lowe, Mike (30 September 2016). "UMaine linebacker wound up in the right spot - Portland Press Herald". Press Herald. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Le secondeur Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga ne recevra pas d'offre des Buccaneers". RDS.ca (in French). 7 May 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga - Edmonton Eskimos". Edmonton Eskimos. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  4. ^ Moddejonge, Gerry (28 July 2017). "First-place fight features Lions top offence vs. Eskimos top defence". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  5. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.ottawaredblacks.com/2020/02/11/redblacks-sign-laing-coombs-mulumba-tshimanga-unamba/%7Ctitle=Redblacks sign Laing, Coombs, Mulumba-Tshimanga and Unamba|publisher=Ottawa Redblacks|date=February 11, 2020.

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