Mulumba, Ricard, Coach Cosgrove Collect More Post-Season Honors
ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine redshirt freshman linebacker Christophe Mulumba (Montreal, Que.), redshirt freshman defensive tackle Patrick Ricard (Spencer, Mass.) and head coach Jack Cosgrove have eached received another post-season honor to add to the already impressive list. Mulumba was named to the College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman First Team while Ricard earned second team accolades. Coach Cosgrove received coaching honorable mention for the College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team.
Mulumba, represented the CAA as its Defensive Rookie of the Year and also received FCS All-New England first team honors in his first year of competition with the Black Bears. Mulumba, an All-CAA first team selection, finished the season with a team-high 118 tackles, good for fifth most in the league. Mulumba recorded a pair of interceptions to go along with 4.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery. In Maine's win at Albany, Mulumba recorded 19-tackles which was the single game league high.
Ricard appeared in all 13 games for the Black Bears, breaking into the starting lineup midway through the season. Ricard was fourth on the team in tackles (59) with 6.0 tackles for loss, including 1.0 sack. Ricard tallied a pair of pass breakups to go along with a fumble recovery.
Cosgrove, in his 21st year at Maine, was earlier honored as the Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year the 2013 American Football Coaches Association FCS Region 1 Co-Coach of the Year and the New England Football Writers' Association Jack Grinold New England Coach of the Year.