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Mark Simoneau

Mark Simoneau
Simoneau warming up before his last NFL game on November 14, 2010, in Denver.
No. 53, 50, 99
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-01-16) January 16, 1977
Place of birth: Phillipsburg, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Kansas State
NFL draft: 2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 370
Sacks: 7.0
Interceptions: 1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Mark Lee Simoneau (born January 16, 1977) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football for Kansas State University and was recognized as an All-American. He was picked by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft, and played for the Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • Atlanta Falcons 3.1
    • Philadelphia Eagles 3.2
    • New Orleans Saints 3.3
    • Kansas City Chiefs 3.4
    • NFL stats 3.5
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Simoneau was born in Phillipsburg, Kansas. He played high school football at Smith Center High School in Smith Center, Kansas. He was a top 11 all-state (all classifications) selection at running back and linebacker for the Smith Center Redmen. He was also the 1995 Class 3A state shot put champion, and a former record holder, throwing over 60 feet as a senior.

College career

Simoneau attended Kansas State University, where he played for the Kansas State Wildcats football team from 1996 to 1999. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year after the 1999 season. He registered 400 tackles during his college career at Kansas State.

Simoneau was honored for his college career with induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in December 2012.[1] He became only the second Kansas State player so recognized, the first being another former Wildcat linebacker, Gary Spani.

Professional career

Atlanta Falcons

Simoneau was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Philadelphia Eagles

Simoneau was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in March 2003, and signed a five-year contract with the team.[2] Simoneau was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the 2003 season, and led the team in tackles that year. During the 2005 season, Simoneau kicked a PAT for his first NFL points. The last defensive player to kick an extra point had been Ted Thompson of the Houston Oilers on November 23, 1980.

New Orleans Saints

On August 28, 2006, Simoneau was traded to the New Orleans Saints along with a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft for Donté Stallworth.

He was placed on season-ending injured reserve on August 16, 2009 with a torn triceps muscle. He was released on March 4, 2010.

Kansas City Chiefs

Simoneau was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on October 27, 2010. He was placed on injured reserve on November 17, and announced his retirement from the NFL on November 18.[3]

NFL stats

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries
2000 ATL 14 46 35 11 0.5 0 0
2001 ATL 16 38 31 7 0.0 2 1
2002 ATL 15 16 13 3 0.0 1 1
2003 PHI 16 100 78 22 2.0 3 0
2004 PHI 14 48 33 15 1.5 1 1
2005 PHI 16 36 27 9 0.0 1 0
2006 NO 16 61 33 28 1.0 0 0
2007 NO 16 70 50 20 2.0 0 0
2010 KC 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
Career 124 416 301 115 7.0 8 3
[4]

References

  1. ^ [2] College Football Hall of Fame
  2. ^ "Raiders give Rice, Brown deals".  
  3. ^ Looney, Josh (November 18, 2010). "LB Mark Simoneau Retires From Football". Kansas City Chiefs. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Mark Simoneau Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

External links

  • Kansas City Chiefs bio
  • New Orleans Saints bio
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