MAKING AN IMPRESSION
The Toronto Argonauts picked up their first victory of the 2012 CFL season on Saturday afternoon in thrilling fashion with a last second field goal off the boot of kicker, Noel Prefontaine. While Prefontaine stole the spotlight with his last second kick, young wide receiver, Dontrelle Inman had already made an impression with his stellar play earlier in the day. Inman, a first year import receiver in the CFL had three catches in the game for an incredible 107 yards receiving along with two touchdowns. Inman signed with the Argonauts as a free agent on February 16, 2012. One of Inman’s touchdown catches on Saturday came off a terrific 56-yard toss from Ricky Ray which Inman caught off the tip of his fingers before gathering full control of the football and walking into the end zone for the very first major score of his CFL career.
Inman, a graduate of the University of Virginia, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars last summer and attended training camp as well as participated in all four of the team’s preseason games leading up to the 2011 NFL regular season. Prior to his small stint in the NFL with the Jaguars, Inman attended the University of Virginia to play four full seasons as a member of the Cavaliers football program. In 2010, Inman recorded fifty-one catches for 815 total yards receiving and three touchdowns.
Through two games with the Argonauts this season Inman has four catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. With one more touchdown grab, Inman will tie his career high for touchdowns in a single season, which he set back at the University of Virginia in 2010. At six feet tall and 197 pounds, Inman has shown the ability to be able to go up above the defense and take advantage of any opportunity he gets when on the football field.
Scott Milanovich named Dontrelle Inman starting wide receiver in front of veteran receiver, Maurice Mann. Inman’s early season success shows the unbelievable confidence that Milanovich has in his young receiver and demonstrates Inman’s ability to be a difference maker for this Argos football team in 2012. The Argonauts hope that Inman’s early season success will continue and that he will have a greater role in the offense going forward. Inman adds another valuable weapon to the Argonauts. He flies under the radar and as we saw on Saturday, he can truly make a difference in any football game. The Argos hope that Inman will be able to take advantage of all the opportunities he will get on the football field as opposing defenses put a greater emphasis on stopping the likes of Chad Owens, Cory Boyd, and Andre Durie. Whether Inman’s success will continue or not is yet to be seen and only time will tell but for the moment he is certainly on the radar of many teams and has left an impression on many Toronto Argonaut fans.
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