Mark Simoneau

Mark Simoneau

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 (1977-01-16) (age 34)
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 20002002, before he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. He played for the Eagles from 2003 NFL season2005. He was traded to the New Orleans Saints following the 2005 season, and played for them from 20062009. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010.

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Early years

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.

College career

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.

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.[1] 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.[2]

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