LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Newberry College alum Tymere Zimmerman has been assigned to the Louisville Fire of arenafootball2 (af2), it was announced today.
Zimmerman played for the Indians of Newberry College from 2003 to 2006. He had 250 receptions, 3,051 receiving yards and 40 touchdowns. While playing in the South Atlantic Conference, Zimmerman ranked in the top ten in touchdowns (fifth in 2003, seventh in 2004, and first in 2005 and 2006) and receptions per game (fourth in 2003, second in 2004, and first in 2005 and 2006).
Zimmerman was named to the first team All-South Atlantic Conference in 2004, 2005 and 2006 after earning second team honors in 2003. During his senior season in 2006, he was named to the All Southeast Region Second Teams by Daktronics and The Don Hansen Football Gazette and All Southeast Region First Team by D2football.com.
He also set the SAC record for career receptions (250 receptions) and touchdown receptions (40 touchdowns). Currently Zimmerman holds the career receiving records at Newberry College (250 receptions, 3,051 yards, and 40 touchdowns).
"We are extremely happy for Tymere," Newberry head coach Zak Willis said. "He is as fine a representation of a Newberry College athlete and student we have produced."
“Tymere [Zimmerman] provides an explosive talent that has the potential to make an immediate impact on the field,” stated Louisville Fire Head Coach Tommy Johnson when asked about Zimmerman. “He has the speed, hands and knowledge we look for in a receiver.”
The Louisville Fire will kickoff the 2008 season against the Iowa Barnstormers at Freedom Hall in Louisville on March 29. More information on the Louisville Fire can be found at www.LouisvilleFireFootball.com, while more information about af2 is available at www.af2.com .