Jeremy Horne Signs With CFL's Calgary Stampeders
June 12, 2014
CALGARY, Alberta - Former UMass standout wide receiver Jeremy Horne has signed with the Calgary Stampeders as announced by the team on Wednesday. He is the third UMass player to be currently active in the CFL joining Brandon London (Montreal) and Anton McKenzie (Ottawa).
Keron Williams has enjoyed a successful career in the CFL as well and is currently a free agent with the BC Lions.
For Horne, the signing continues his professional career after a stint with the New York Giants and two years with the Kansas City Chiefs (2010-11). Between the two years with the Chiefs, Horne played in 12 games including nine in 2011. The former all-conference player for the Minutemen saw action mostly on special teams with two kick-off returns for 44 yards in 2011. He had a total of four tackles in his two years with the Chiefs.
At UMass from 2007-09, Horne posted 1,343 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 85 catches. In 2008, he earned third-team All-CAA honors after posting 50 catches for 895 yards and eight touchdowns. His 895 yards receiving and his eight touchdowns that year both remain the 10th-best total for a single-season in program history.
The complete release from Calgary is below:
Stamps Sign Three Imports
Horne played nine games for the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs in 2010-11 and has also spent time with the New York Giants. Horne played his three final collegiate seasons (2007-09) at UMass and recorded 85 catches for 1,343 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Minutemen. He was a third-team all-Colonial Athletic Conference performer as a junior in 2008 as he made 50 catches for 895 yards and eight touchdowns.
Simmons has attended NFL training camps with the San Francisco 49ers (2011), Philadelphia Eagles (2012) and Indianapolis Colts (2013). Collegiately, he played 45 games and made 19 starts as a defensive end for Kent State. He finished his career with the Golden Flashes in third place in school history with 21.5 career sacks and eighth in tackles for loss with 38.5. Simmons earned second-team all-Mid-American Conference honours as a senior in 2009 after collecting 38 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
Harris played four seasons at the University of Southern California (2010-13) after redshirting in 2009. In 14 games, including four starts, as a senior for the Trojans, he recorded 30 total tackles and had one interception, and seven pass break-ups.