Jeffery Simmons

Defensive Lineman


Experience: R

Height: 6-4

Age: 21

Weight: 301 lbs

College: Mississippi State


An All-American who was one of the best defensive players in the nation and in MSU history during his three years with the program … Provided tremendous leadership as a starter at defensive tackle … Despite being double-teamed constantly, showed incredible power to shake off blocks with great quickness … Teamed with Montez Sweat to form one of the best defensive line duos in the nation and in school history during the 2017 and 2018 seasons … Named a Bednarik Award Semifinalist in both 2017 and 2018 (one of just two players to make the list both seasons) … Played in 38 games with 28 starts … Totaled 163 tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, seven pass breakups, five forced fumbles and three blocked kicks … Owns two defensive touchdowns … In MSU career history, finished ranked sixth in tackles for loss (32.5), tied for sixth in forced fumbles (5) and tied for fourth in blocked kicks (3) … Racked up 86 total pressures, 12 quarterback hits and 62 hurries according to Pro Football Focus … Selected to’s most freakish college football athletes in June 2018 … Can bench over 450 pounds, squat over 600 pounds and carries just 15 percent body fat at 300 pounds … Underwent a minor procedure to his shoulder following the 2017 season … A two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll with over a 3.0 cumulative GPA … Produced a 4.0 GPA the same fall he earned Freshman All-SEC … Along with Gerri Green, was MSU’s team leader in community service … Visited schools throughout the Golden Triangle, including several during the spring and summer on his own accord … Visited Camp Rising Sun, Earl Nash Elementary and Fifth Street School in West Point to give motivational support to kids before spring testing.


2018 Bednarik Award Semifinalist
2018 Conerly Trophy Winner (top player in Mississippi)
2018 Second-Team All-American (AP, The Athletic)
2018 Fourth-Team All-American (Phil Steele)
2018 First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches)
2018 ESPN All-Bowl Team
2018 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Ole Miss)
2017 First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, PFF)
2017 Bednarik Award Semifinalist
2017 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. LA Tech, LSU)
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

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