Mark Simoneau to Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Mark Simoneau is inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall Of Fame. Kansas State standout at linebacker, Mark Simoneau had a very distinguished career in the NFL and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round pf the 2000 draft.

One of the best and most memorable players in the history of Kansas State Football, Mark Simoneau was named to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame this past Wednesday.

Simoneau helped shape and define a Kansas State program throughout the late 1990's while playing linebacker for the Wildcats.

A consensus first team All-State football star out of Smith Center High School in Smith Center Kansas, Simoneua was named to Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Class of 2011.

An All-American and the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year after the 1999 season, Mark was drafted by the Falcons in the third round of the 2000 NFL draft.

Mark played 10 seasons in the NFL with Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Kansas City. Playing his last year in the NFL in 2010, Simoneua ended his career with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Simoneau registered 400 tackles during his career at Kansas State from 1996-1999. A sunner-up for the Butkus award, Mark started his career at K-State being named the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 1996.

The 50th Anniversary Class of 2011 will be enshrined on October 2 at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in the Wichita Boathouse.

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