Simoneau warming up before his last NFL game on November 14, 2010, in Denver.
No. 53, 50, 99 Linebacker Personal information Date of birth: 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 Debuted in 2000 for the Atlanta Falcons Last played in 2010 for the Kansas City Chiefs Career history Career highlights and awards
- Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)
Career NFL statistics as of 2010 Tackles 370 Sacks 7.0 Interceptions 1 Stats at NFL.com Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Mark Lee Simoneau (born January 16, 1977) is a former American football linebacker who played for ten seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Kansas State and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played for the Falcons from 2000–2002, before he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. He played for the Eagles from 2003 NFL season–2005. He was traded to the New Orleans Saints following the 2005 season, and played for them from 2006–2009. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010.
Simoneau played high school football at Smith Center High School in Smith Center, Kansas. He was a top 11 all-state all classifications player at running back and linebacker for the Redmen. He was also the 1995 Class 3A state shot put champion and previous record holder going over 60 feet as a senior.
Simoneau attended Kansas State University, where he was named an All-American and the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year after the 1999 season. Simoneau registered 400 tackles during his career at Kansas State.
Simoneau was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in March 2003, and signed a five-year contract with the team. 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
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
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- ^ Looney, Josh (November 18, 2010). "LB Mark Simoneau Retires From Football". Kansas City Chiefs. http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/LB-Mark-Simoneau-Retires-From-Football/c5bf37b5-22b8-46a7-9f98-54aa0d8b9690. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
1999 College Football All-America Team consensus selections Offense Defense Special teams Kansas State Wildcats football Ring of Honor Class of 2002 Class of 2008
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