It was announced today on the official team website that former Louisville wide receiver/return specialist has signed a contract with the Kentucky Xtreme of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL). He joins fiver other former Cards on the team in LB Stephen Garr, S Richard Raglin, DB Lenny Pitters, and S Jonathan Russell. This will be the Xtreme’s inaugural year in the league, and first game will be Sunday, February 17 at 4 pm at Freedom Hall. The team is clearly attempting to add on as much local talent as possible to attract fans, and WHAS’s Adam Lefkoe suggests five more former Louisville player signings will be announced in the next week. Here is the official press 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 be the third Kentucky team in the CIFL along with the Kentucky Drillers (based in Pikeville) and the Owensboro Rage. The other members of the 10-team league will be based out of Ohio, Illionois, and Michigan. Best of luck to Doug and anyone who wants another glimpse of the former Cards star should get on out to Freedom Hall at what should be a low price. Here’s to him getting in the endzone as much as humanly possible.