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Emmanuel
Rugamba
#33 Defensive Back
Emmanuel
Rugamba
#33 Defensive Back
Height 5'11
Weight 198 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1998-03-10 (26)
Born Zambia
School Miami (OH)
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 23
Special Teams Tackles 1
Interceptions 0
Sacks 0

Born: March 10, 1998- Zambia
2024Years as a Lion: 3rd  Years in CFL: 3rd   Status: American
Career Games: 28   Playoffs: 4    Grey Cup: 0

Acquired:

Emmanuel was signed as a free agent by the Lions in February 2022.

Highlights:

2023: The talented defensive back and SAM linebacker continues to be a playmaker on the defence. Manny registered 58 defensive tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and four special teams tackles in 17 regular season games. In the playoffs against Calgary and Winnipeg, Manny registered five total tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass knockdown during the Western Semi and Western Final.

2022: Rugamba was a standout in training camp and kept his starting job after debuting at the SAM linebacker spot on August 13 at Calgary. He would earn the team nomination for CFL Most Outstanding Rookie after recording 43 total tackles (38 defence, five special teams), one interception and one sack in 11 contests. Recorded three defensive tackles in two playoff games.

2021: Emmanuel signed with the Cleveland Browns as a non-drafted free agent, becoming the first Rwandan to sign with an NFL team, and would attend training camp with the squad.

 

Kudos:

West Division All-Star: 2023
Team Winner For CFL Most Outstanding Rookie
: 2022

College:

2019-2020: Transferred to Miami University (Ohio) for his final two seasons of eligibility. After missing 2018 due to transfer rules, Manny would record 96 total tackles (65 total, 31 assisted), 11 pass knockdowns a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble. Named Defensive MVP of the 2019 MAC Championship with 11 defensive tackles as the RedHawks took down Central Michigan. Earned Third-Team All-MAC honours in both seasons with the program.

2016-2017: Manny began his college career at Iowa where he suited up in 22 games over two seasons while recording 55 total tackles, two interceptions a pair of fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2022
BC 11 38 5 1 1 0 0
2023
BC 17 58 4 2 0 0 0
2024
BC 6 23 1 0 0 0 0
Total
34 119 10 3 1 0 0

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-09
1 TOR 6 0 0 0 0 0
06-15
2 CGY 3 0 0 0 0 0
06-22
3 WPG 2 1 0 0 0 0
06-28
4 EDM 5 0 0 0 0 0
07-07
5 HAM 3 0 0 0 0 0
07-13
6 SSK 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total
23 1 0 0 0 0

Player Transactions

DATE TEAM ACTION STATUS