|return to roster||#21 Jamarko Simmons
WEIGHT: 245 LBS
COLLEGE: Western Michigan
EXPERIENCE: Three Years
ACQUIRED: Assigned in Jan. 2013
2013: Assigned to the SaberCats on 1/25 … Caught two passes for 23 yards, surpassed 100 career receptions and carried the ball two times for three yards and one touchdown on 3/23 @ SA … Caught four passes for 35 yards and three scores vs. ORL on 3/29 … Reeled in five catches for 55 yards and two scores in addition to 1.5 tackles on 4/6 @ ARI … Led the team in catches and yards with 11 grabs for 126 yards and one touchdown on 4/19 vs. SPO … Caught two passes (both for scores), rushed for a touchdown and notched one-and-a-half tackles on defense on 4/27 @ NO … Made three catches for 45 yards for a touchdown and carried the ball four times for one yard and scored twice more on the ground vs. CLE on 5/4 … Caught three passes for 37 yards and carried the ball four times for nine yards on 5/10 vs. TB … DNP on 5/18 @ JAC … Caught one pass for nine yards on 5/25 vs. UTAH … DNP on 6/1 @ SPO, vs. PIT on 6/8, on 6/15 @ IOWA, vs. ARI on 6/22 or 6/29 @ UTAH … Returned to the lineup with two rushes for seven yards and a score and made four assisted tackles vs. SA on 7/6 … Caught two passes for 18 yards, rushed three times for eight yards and a score, and racked up two-and-a-half tackles and an interception on 7/13 @ PIT … DNP vs. PHI on 7/20.
2012 AFL: Made 15 appearances in 2012 … Had 72 receptions for 751 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, also had 31 rushing yards and six touchdowns in 22 attempts …On defense he made eight-and-a-half-tackles and once forced fumble … Had three rushing yards and 13 receiving yards on 4/13 against UTH … Made four catches for 54 yards in a victory against CLE on 4/21 … Put up big numbers against SPO with 112 receiving yards and two touchdowns on eleven catches while also making one solo tackle on defense … Got two rushing touchdowns and one more receiving touchdown along with 45 all-purpose yards and one solo tackle in a victory against NO on 5/4 … Rushed for five yards and one touchdown and caught two passes for 34 yards on 5/12 in PHI … Caught five passes for 43 yards and made a tackle on defense against IOW 5/19 … In a victory against ORL he caught five passes for 58 yards with one touchdown on 5/25 … Had one rushing and receiving touchdown along with 57 total yards of offense and one tackle on defense in a loss against TB on 6/2 … Made it to the end zone three times on four catches for 31 yards against GEO on 6/9 …Got two more receiving touchdowns and 54 receiving yards at home against PHI in a loss on 6/16 … Caught two passes for 26 yards and one touchdown and rushed for another on 6/23 at home against CLE … Had 77 receiving yards on nine catches and a touchdown against NO on 6/30 … Had two tackles and 36 receiving yards in a key victory against MIL on 7/6 … Got a season-high 20 rushing yards on four attempts and caught the ball four times for 42 yards and a touchdown against ORL on 7/14 … Made six catches for 66 yards and three touchdowns to close out the regular season in PIT on 7/20 … Playoffs: Made five catches for 51 yards and a touchdown in a close victory on 7/28 against GEO … Caught the ball three times for 27 yards in a road loss in PHI on 8/3.
2011 AFL: Led the Sharks to victory in ArenaBowl XXIV as a rookie … Played in nine games and had 265 receiving yards with ten touchdowns along with 11 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground and nine-and-a-half tackles on defense … Caught the ball twice for six yards in his first game against ARI on 3/12 …Got his first rushing touchdown and assisted in a tackle against GEO on 3/18 … Caught two passes for 22 yards and made a solo tackle on 3/26 at home against NO … Ran to the end zone twice on two rushing attempts and had another solo tackle against PIT on 4/16 … Had one catch for 14 yards and four rushing yards and a touchdown in a close victory against ORL on 6/11 … Made five catches for 56 yards and a touchdown along with two solo tackles at home against MIL on 6/18 … Added 52 more receiving yards on five catches for two touchdowns in a victory against cross-state rivals TB on 6/25 … Found the end zone four times (three in the air, one on the ground) and had 65 all-purpose yards in SJ on 7/1 … Had four receiving touchdowns and 44 receiving yards in the final regular season matchup against SPO on 7/22 … Playoffs: Had two touchdowns on the ground in his first playoff game against ORL on 7/29 … Caught the ball six times for 48 yards and two touchdowns and added another touchdown on the ground along with three tackles on defense in a victory against GEO on 8/8 … Caught four passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns in ArenaBowl XXIV to help lead the Sharks over ARI on 8/12.
Other Professional Experience: 2011 NFL: Practice squad player for the New York Jets of the National Football League … 2011 UFL: Signed by the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League and helped lead them to victory in the 2011 UFL Championship Game … 2009 NFL: Practice squad player for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.
College: 2004-2008: All-American receiver at Western Michigan … All-time receptions leader for the Broncos … Was first in the Mid-American Conference in receptions with 104 and was second in receiving yards with 1,276 during his senior year … Recorded 260 catches for 3,019 yards and 17 touchdowns during his Broncos career.