Maurice Simpkins

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Maurice Simpkins
No. 33, 54
Position:Linebacker
Defensive Coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1983-04-29) April 29, 1983 (age 36)
Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Batesburg-Leesville (SC)
College:Coastal Carolina
Undrafted:2005
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • 3 x All-Big South LB[1]
  • IFL Most Improved Player (2010)
  • First Team All-IFL (2010)
  • Second Team All-IFL (2013)[2]
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Andrew Maurice Simpkins (born April 29, 1983) is a former American football linebacker. Simpkins played college football at Catawba College but followed Catawba head coach David Bennett to Coastal Carolina University to finish his college career. He was one of Coastal Carolina's first-ever First Team All-Big South players.

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Blizzard[edit]

He was signed in 2010 by the Green Bay Blizzard of the Indoor Football League. Simpkins made a big impact on the team in the first year earning him the honors of the IFL 2010 Most Improved Player award.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On August 10, 2010 the Green Bay Packers signed Simpkins as an undrafted free agent. Simpkins was signed to the practice squad to start the 2010 season but on October 7, 2010, Simpkins was moved to the Green Bay Packers 53-man active roster. Simpkins was released from the Green Bay Packers on October 26, 2010.[3]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On December 7, 2010 Simpkins was signed to the St. Louis Rams practice squad.[4] He was waived on August 3, 2011.[5]

Nebraska Danger[edit]

Simpkins signed with the Nebraska Danger of the Indoor Football League for the 2013 season. He was released on June 5, 2013.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Season Team GP TOT SOL AST SAC INT Yrd PBU TD FF FR
2007 Rock River Raptors 16 116 88 56 5.0 4 30 - 1 - 2
2010 Green Bay Blizzard 14 126 85 41 5.0 5 93 5 2 0 0
2011 Green Bay Packers 2
2013 Nebraska Danger 10 97 44 53 1.5 2 5 3 2 0 0

Sources:[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dangerfootball.com/news/article.php?id=84
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Bob McGinn (October 26, 2010). "Packers add two linebackers to roster". www.jsonline.com. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Jim Thomas (December 7, 2010). "LB Nixon promoted from practice squad". www.stltoday.com. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Howard Balzer (August 3, 2011). "Howard Balzer twitter account". www.twitter.com. Twitter. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  6. ^ "Indoor Football League transactions". www.goifl.com. Indoor Football League.
  7. ^ "Green Bay Blizzard Player Stats". www.goife.com. Indoor Football League. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "2007 Rock River Raptors UIF Stats". www.qkstats.com. DakStats.

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