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Simoni Lawrence
LB #59
Height:
6-1
Weight:
235
Age:
25
College:
Minnesota
Experience:
1

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BIOGRAPHY

• Made appearances on the Rams, Eagles, Bears and Buccaneers training camp or practice squad rosters.

• Started all 3 playoff contests with the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 2013, including the Grey Cup.

PRO Has spent time in the NFL, UFL and CFL. Has yet to appear in a regular season NFL game.

• Made appearances on the Rams, Eagles, Bears and Buccaneers training camp or practice squad rosters.

• Started all 3 playoff contests with the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 2013, including the Grey Cup.

PRO Has spent time in the NFL, UFL and CFL. Has yet to appear in a regular season NFL game.

2013 Traded to the Hamilton Tiger Cats from Edmonton and appeared in 12 regular season games while starting 11…Started in all 3 post-season contests…Led the team with 3 interceptions and finished 3rd on the team with 52 defensive tackles despite missing 6 games due to an injury…Added 6 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles, 1 sack and 3 special teams tackles…Helped Hamilton reach the playoffs with a 10-8 regular season record and advance to the 101st Grey Cup where they would fall to the Saskatchewan Roughriders…Selected as the CFL Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Eastern Semi-Final versus Montreal where he posted 7 tackles and helped hold their opponents to just 15 first downs and 142 passing yards.   

2012 Appeared in 15 games with the Edmonton Eskimos, making 1 start for the Canadian Football League club…Finished the season with 15 defensive tackles, 11 special teams tackles and 1 fumble recovery…Made his CFL debut on 7/13/12 vs. Winnipeg…Earned his only start at MLB in the playoffs for their Eastern Semifinal against Toronto where he registered 6 tackles.

2011 Attended training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was later released…Appeared in 3 games for the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives.

2010 Signed with the St. Louis Rams on April 26 and was later released on May 24…Joined the Philadelphia Eagles on June 8 and attended the team’s training camp before being released on August 28…Spent 3 weeks on the Chicago Bears practice squad after signing with them on December 14…Would finish the year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a member of their practice squad…Did appear in 8 games for the United Football League’s Hartford Colonials after being selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 UFL Draft.

COLLEGE Spent 2 seasons in Maroon & Gold as a member of the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ football program in 2008-09…Served as the defensive co-captain in 2009 and recorded 151 tackles, 23 TFLs, 6 sacks and 2 INTs…Received All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors in 2009…Prior to joining the Gophers program, played at Valley Forge Military Academy in 2006-07 and was twice named Seaboard Football Conference Player of the Year…Helped the Cadets win back-to-back conference titles and recorded 107 tackles and 10 INTs as a freshman in 2006…Originally committed to Penn State out of high school as a RB.

PREP Played RB at Upper Darby HS…Rushed for 3,217 yards during his career…As a senior in 2005, rushed for 2,136 yards on 315 carries with 26 rushing TDs and caught 7 passes for 80 yards and 4 receiving TDs…Earned 1st Team Class AAAA All-State honors.

PERSONAL Born on 2/1/88 in Upper Darby, PA…Son of Amanda and Simeon Lawrence.