Kentucky Xtreme signs former U of L standout Doug Beaumont
Oct 8, 2012
October 8, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOUISVILLE—The Kentucky Xtreme of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) has signed former University of Louisville wide receiver and kick returner Doug Beaumont to a contract.
Beaumont brings National Football League- and Arena Football League-caliber experience to the Xtreme. He signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2011 season. After playing in three preseason games and being released, he spent some time with the Spokane Shock of the AFL, where he joined his former U of L quarterback, Adam Froman.
“We are proud to be able to bring Doug back home to Louisville to continue his football career,” Xtreme owner and general manager Victor Cole said. “He is the consummate professional and he has intangibles that just can’t be taught. We expect him to have a big impact this season as we compete for a CIFL championship.”
During his standout career with the Louisville Cardinals, Beaumont had 141 receptions for 1,655 yards and one touchdown.
Beaumont was the state of Kentucky’s Mr. Football in 2006, playing at Louisville’s Male High School under legendary high school coach Bob Redman. During his high school career he amassed 5,954 rushing and receiving yards and 91 touchdowns, and was rated the 23rd-best wide receiver in the nation and a four-star prospect. He won the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Kentucky, as well as the Paul Hornung and Roy Kidd Awards. Beaumont was the overall vote-getter on the Courier-Journal All-State team. He ranks 12th all-time in the state of Kentucky for career points.
The Xtreme will begin play Sunday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. at Freedom Hall. The CIFL schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
Tickets are now on sale by calling the Freedom Hall box office at (502) 367-5144 or (800) 231-8085, or online at www.kentuckyxtreme.com. All season ticket packages include a Kentucky Xtreme T-shirt, a 10 percent discount on Xtreme merchandise, a season ticket holder discount card, first choice on available seating, playoff ticket discounts with available seating preference and an option to purchase a season parking pass.