Jamarko Simmons

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Jamarko Simmons
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-23) September 23, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Flint, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Flint (MI) Central
College: Western Michigan
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 0
Receiving yards: 0
Receiving touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics as of 2013
Receptions: 131
Receiving yards: 1,394
Receiving touchdowns: 35
Rushing yards: 74
Rushing touchdowns: 21
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Jamarko Simmons (born September 23, 1986) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2009 but was cut after sustaining a leg injury that sidelined him for several weeks.[1]

Early years[edit]

Simmons played high school football, basketball and track for Flint Central High School in Flint, Michigan.

College career[edit]

Simmons played football at Western Michigan University, and was a standout wide receiver.[2][3] He is the Broncos all-time receptions leader.

Professional career[edit]

Virginia Destroyers[edit]

Simmons was signed by the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League on July 6, 2011.[4] Simmons helped the Destroyers win the 2011 UFL Championship Game.

Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

Simmons signed with the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League on July 19, 2011. Simmons was a key contributor for the Sharks throughout the 2011 season. The Sharks won Arena Bowl XXVI, in which Simmons scored three touchdowns.

New York Jets[edit]

Simmons was signed by the New York Jets to their practice squad on October 31, 2011.[5] Simmons was placed on the practice squad injured reserve list on December 12, 2011 after suffering a back injury.[6]

Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

On April 10, 2012, it was announced that Simmons signed on for his second stint with the Jacksonville Sharks.

San Jose SaberCats[edit]

Simmons played the 2013 season with the San Jose SaberCats.

Iowa Barnstormers[edit]

On November 22, 2013, the SaberCats traded Simmons to the Iowa Barnstormers in exchange for waiver positioning.

Las Vegas Outlaws[edit]

On October 28, 2014, Simmons was assigned to the Las Vegas Outlaws.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Couch, Graham (March 10, 2010). "Jamarko Simmons begins trek back to NFL". Kalamazoo Gazette. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Bussa, Jayson (December 31, 2008). "Simmons tops Jennings' record". Kalamazoo Gazette. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Western Michigan tangles with Rice in Texas Bowl". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. December 30, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ "UFL Transactions". OurSports Central. July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (31 October 2011). "Jets Return from Bye, Announce Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Cimini, Rich (12 December 2011). "It's official: Leonhard on IR". ESPN. Archived from the original on 13 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

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