Tharold Simon

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Tharold Simon
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Simon with the Seattle Seahawks in 2015
No. -- Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-03-06) March 6, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth: Eunice, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Eunice (LA)
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2016
Total tackles: 19
Pass deflections: 3
Interceptions: 1
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Tharold Dwight Simon (born March 6, 1991) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and was a member of the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLVIII championship team. He played college football at LSU.

Early years[edit]

Simon was born in Eunice, Louisiana. He attended Eunice High School, and played football, basketball, and ran track for the Eunice Battling Bobcats. He played both receiver and defensive back in high school.

College career[edit]

Simon received an athletic scholarship to attend Louisiana State University, where he was a member of coach Les Miles's LSU Tigers football team from 2010 to 2012. He decided to enter the NFL Draft after his junior season.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

The Seattle Seahawks chose Simon in the fifth round, with the 138th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. On August 27, 2013, the Seahawks placed Simon on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.[2] The Seahawks would win Super Bowl XLVIII after they defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8. The Seahawks returned to the Super Bowl in the following year. Simon got to play in Super Bowl XLIX due to an injury teammate Jeremy Lane suffered in the game.

On September 13, 2016, Simon was released by the Seahawks.[3]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On September 14, 2016, Simon was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals.[4] He was released by the Cardinals on December 19, 2016.[5]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Simon signed a futures contract with the Washington Redskins on January 16, 2017.[6][7] On May 15, 2017, he was released by the Redskins.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LSU CB Tharold Simon to enter NFL Draft
  2. ^ Blount, Terry (August 27, 2013). "Seattle Seahawks reduce roster to 75". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Boyle, John. "Seahawks Sign Fullback Will Tukuafu And Cornerback Neiko Thorpe". Seahawks.com. 
  4. ^ Urban, Darren. "Cardinals Claim CB Tharold Simon". AZCardinals.com. 
  5. ^ Urban, Darren (December 19, 2016). "Tharold Simon Cut, Harlan Miller Promoted". AZCardinals.com. 
  6. ^ "Report: Redskins Sign CB Tharold Simon to Futures Contract". CSNMidAtlantic.com. January 16, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  7. ^ Czarda, Stephen (February 2, 2017). "Get To Know Tharold Simon". Redskins.com. 
  8. ^ Czarda, Stephen (May 15, 2017). "Redskins Sign Cornerback Tevin Homer, Tight End Manasseh Garner". Redskins.com. 

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