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Cauchy Muamba

Weight:

196 lbs

Height:

5' 11"

Position:

Safety

College:

St. Francis Xavier

Birthdate:

May 5th, 1987

Career Years:

2

Team:

Edmonton Eskimos

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Highlights

2014

In seven games, Muamba's recorded six defensive tackles and one interception and has primarily played special teams. In Week 17 against Saskatchewan Muamba recorded his first interception as an Eskimo. Muamba made his debut against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In the Western Semi-Final against Saskatchewan, Muamba recorded one interception. In the Western Final against Calgary, Muamba recorded two defensive tackles.

2012

Muamba enjoyed a breakout season in his third year with the team, becoming a solid contributor on defence as he started 17 regular season games at safety as well as the West Final.  He finished the season ranked sixth on the team with 41 defensive tackles and added nine special teams tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and three pass knockdowns.  Both of his interceptions were recorded on Aug 19/12 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders and he was named the CFL's Canadian Player of the Week for his efforts.

2011

Muamba stepped into a key role with the Lions in just his second CFL season.  He saw action in 16 regular season games, including three starts at safety, making five defensive tackles and adding another 10 on special teams and was also in the lineup for the West Final and 99th Grey Cup.  He recorded his first career interception on Sep 2/11 against the Toronto Argonauts.

2010

Cauchy was placed on the club's practice roster coming out of training camp and made his pro debut in Calgary on October 22nd and stayed in the lineup for the final three regular season games playing in a special teams role.

Aquired

After a standout career at St. Francis Xavier, Muamba was selected by the Lions in the fifth round (34th overall) of the 2010 Canadian Draft.

College

Cauchy appeared in 28 games for the X-Men as a defensive back and kick returner. In 2009, he notched 24 tackles, five of which were for a loss to go along with three sacks and an interception. The gifted and speedy defender also returned two punts for 33 yards and four kickoffs for 75 yards.

Personal

Cauchy was an Arts major while at St. Francis, specializing in Information Systems. The versatile athlete was also part of the ST.FX track and field program and didn’t start playing football until the age of 17. He was a university teammate of fellow Lion Akeem Foster. When not playing chess or tooling around with anything electrical, you’ll find Cauchy catching up on reruns of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He notes being having the opportunity to play one game in Montreal in each of the past four seasons in front of friends and family as his most notable football memory to date.