Two University of Maine football student-athletes have been honored for their performances over the past weekend in the Black Bears' 28-21 win over #22/20 Richmond. Redshirt freshman linebacker Christophe Mulumba (Montreal, Quebec) was honored by the Colonial Athletic Association as its rookie of the week while sophomore running back Nigel Jones (Pleasantville, N.J.) was named the College Sports Madness CAA Offensive Player of the Week.
Mulumba, who receives his second CAA rookie of the week honor of the year, made six tackles and grabbed his second interception of the season while helping the Maine defense hold Richmond to just 65-yards rushing. Mulumba's lunging interception in the second quarter led to one of Jones' three scores on the day. The Black Bear linebacker also added a pass breakup to help Maine move to 4-1 on the year.
Jones paced the Black Bear offensive attack as he rushed for 115-yards on 23 carries with a pair of rushing touchdowns. Jones also hauled in a six-yard pass for a touchdown early in the first quarter as Maine starts conference play 1-0.
The Black Bears return home to Alfond Stadium where they will meet Delaware Saturday at 3:30 PM. For tickets, call 581-BEAR, 1-800-756-TEAM or visit www.GoBlackBearsTickets.com (.)
Aaron began his career at WVII in March of 2008. He attended Old Town High School, where he graduated in 2004. From there he moved on to the New England School of Communications, majoring in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. Originally a sports radio major, Aaron co-hosted a weekly sports radio show on WHSN called This Week in Sports while also doing play by play and color commentary of Husson Eagle sporting events. He also spent a semester as the stations sports director. After his sophomore year he realized he had run out of radio classes to take, so he began taking TV courses while also working at Stephen King’s sports station WZON. Aaron graduated from NESCom in May of 2008 with a degree in communications, and was named the top broadcast journalist of his class. Since joining ABC-7 and Fox Bangor he has won multiple Maine Association of Broadcasting Awards.
In his free time Aaron likes, surprise, to watch sports and play sports. From mountain climbing to basketball, there are very few sports Aaron doesn’t enjoy. He also likes traveling when he gets the chance, and is happy he has been able to pursue his passion for sports while staying close to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronRJackson, and you can catch him weeknights at 6, 10 and 11 on ABC-7 and Fox Bangor. He can also be reached via email at [email protected].