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Jerome Simpson
WR #89
Height:
6-2
Weight:
190
College:
Coastal Carolina
Hometown:
Reidsville, NC
Experience:
4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 57 145 2,004 13.8 35.2 84 8 28 7 99 5
2013 MIN 16 48 726 15.1 45.4 51 1 12 3 35 1
2012 MIN 12 26 274 10.5 22.8 33 0 3 0 16 2
2011 CIN 16 50 725 14.5 45.3 84 4 10 3 34 0
2010 CIN 5 20 277 13.9 55.4 59T 3 3 1 14 2
2009 CIN 2 0 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2008 CIN 6 1 2 2 0.3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 57 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 -- 0 0 0
2013 MIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 5 1 0.2 2 2 0.4 0 2 0 -- 0 0 0
2009 CIN 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CIN 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 57 1 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0
2013 MIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CIN 6 1 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 57 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 MIN 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 12 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 5 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CIN 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 57 5 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 MIN 16 1 0 0 1 -- 1 -- 0 0 0 0
2012 MIN 12 2 1 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2011 CIN 16 -- -- 1 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2010 CIN 5 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2009 CIN 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CIN 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

2011 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Played in all 16 games, with 14 starts, and started in Wild Card playoff ... His 725 regular season receiving yards included three 100-yard games, and he was third on team in receptions (50) ... Second on team in yards per catch (14.5) ... Of his 50 receptions, 34 converted first downs (68 percent).

2011 GAME-BY-GAME: Four receptions for 44 yards Sept. 11 at Cleveland … On Sept. 18 at Denver, had four receptions for 136 yards, including sprint after a medium-range catch for 84-yard gain to Denver nine-yard line, setting up a TD … Did not start Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco, due to missed practice time during the week, and had one catch for six yards … Three catches for 26 yards Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, including 17-yarder that opened Bengals game-winning FG drive … Four catches for 40 yards Oct. 9 at Jacksonville … Six receptions for 101 yards Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis … Limited to just one reception Oct. 30 at Seattle, but it was a 14-yard TD in the first quarter … Gained 43 yards on three catches Nov. 6 at Tennessee, including a 15-yard TD on a third-down play in the third quarter, cutting Titans lead to 17-14 … Had a career-high 152 receiving yards, on eight catches (19.0 average) Nov. 20 at Baltimore, including gains of 47 and 43 yards … Two receptions for 15 yards Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland … Two catches for 38 yards Dec. 11 vs. Houston, including a 17-yard TD in the second quarter … Two catches for 14 yards Dec. 18 at St. Louis ... Five receptions (tied for team lead) for 54 yards Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore ... Caught three-for-33 in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston.

A second-round Bengals draft pick from the FCS college ranks in 2008, Simpson was in starting spot in 2011, and was second on team in receiving yards (725) ... Blossomed as a pro in late 2010, catching 18-for-247 with three TDs during the last two games of 2010, including a win that knocked San Diego from playoffs.

2011 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Played in all 16 games, with 14 starts, and started in Wild Card playoff ... His 725 regular season receiving yards included three 100-yard games, and he was third on team in receptions (50) ... Second on team in yards per catch (14.5) ... Of his 50 receptions, 34 converted first downs (68 percent).

SIMPSON "STICKS IT": Simpson went viral on video from the Dec. 24 game vs. Arizona. Completing a 19-yard TD reception in the second quarter, he did a full somersault over Arizona LB Daryl Washington just short of the goal line and came down in the end zone, needing only a brief hand-touch on the turf to finish the play standing up. It was a play likely to be seen on NFL highlight reels for years.

2011 GAME-BY-GAME: Four receptions for 44 yards Sept. 11 at Cleveland … On Sept. 18 at Denver, had four receptions for 136 yards, including sprint after a medium-range catch for 84-yard gain to Denver nine-yard line, setting up a TD … Did not start Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco, due to missed practice time during the week, and had one catch for six yards … Three catches for 26 yards Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, including 17-yarder that opened Bengals game-winning FG drive … Four catches for 40 yards Oct. 9 at Jacksonville … Six receptions for 101 yards Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis … Limited to just one reception Oct. 30 at Seattle, but it was a 14-yard TD in the first quarter … Gained 43 yards on three catches Nov. 6 at Tennessee, including a 15-yard TD on a third-down play in the third quarter, cutting Titans lead to 17-14 … Had a career-high 152 receiving yards, on eight catches (19.0 average) Nov. 20 at Baltimore, including gains of 47 and 43 yards … Two receptions for 15 yards Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland … Two catches for 38 yards Dec. 11 vs. Houston, including a 17-yard TD in the second quarter … Two catches for 14 yards Dec. 18 at St. Louis ... Five receptions (tied for team lead) for 54 yards Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore ... Caught three-for-33 in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Played in Games 1, 5 and 14-16 … Started in Games 14-16, due to injuries to Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco … Active-DNP for Game 11, and inactive for the other 10 games (coach's decision) ... Caught two-for-30 in first pro start, Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland … Had six catches for 124 yards and two TDs Dec. 26 vs. San Diego … First TD vs. San Diego was 10-yarder that gave Bengals 10-0 lead early in second quarter, and second TD from 59 yards gave Bengals 14-point lead midway through fourth to seal the victory … Caught 12-for-123 with an 11-yard TD Jan. 2 at Baltimore, falling one catch short of tying Bengals game record … Led team in receiving yards (149) in preseason, playing in all five games.

2009 - Played in all four preseason games, with four receptions for 40 yards … Caught three-for-30 in preseason opener, Aug. 14 at New Orleans … Saw action in two regular-season games — Dec. 20 at San Diego and 1-3-10 at N.Y. Jets — seeing time on offense and special teams (no stats) … Inactive for Games 1-13 and 15.

2008 - Drafted by Bengals in second round (46th overall) ... Signed July 27 ... Played in all four preseason games, leading team in receptions (11), receiving yards (157) and yards from scrimmage (157) ... Played in Games 1-2, 4, 7, and 12-13 ... Active-DNP for Games 11 and 16 ... Game-day inactive for the other eight contests ... Not medically cleared for Games 8-10, due to ankle injury suffered in Game 7, Oct. 19 vs. Pittsburgh ... On Oct. 19 vs. Pittsburgh, caught one pass for two yards and had an eight-yard kickoff return.

COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2004-07) at Coastal Carolina, with 44 catches for 2720 yards (16.9 avg.) … Set Big South season records in 2006 with 1077 receiving yards and 16 TDs … Helped his team compile a 28-6 record in his first three seasons, before personnel losses at QB slowed the passing attack in a 5-6 senior season … Was Big South Freshman of the Year in 2004.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Reidsville, N.C. … Earned Class AA all-state honors as a senior at Reidsville High School, and was runner-up for state’s Mr. Football Award … Led prep team to consecutive state championships, and as a senior, his title-game performance included championship-round record 13 catches for 133 yards, plus throwing a 62-yard TD pass … As a prep senior, led basketball team to its first state title, earning MVP honors in championship game … Computer technology major at Coastal Carolina … Starred in track as well as football in college, setting school records in high jump and long jump.

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