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 NFL.com’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
Welcome Home: Jeffery Simmons' NFL Journey
A look back at Titans top draft pick Jeffery Simmons' hometown roots, and how he developed as a player and person from high school through his outstanding career at Mississippi State to land in the NFL.
1-on-1 with First-Round Pick Jeffery Simmons
"Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith goes 1-on-1 with Titans top draft pick Jeffery Simmons out of Mississippi State.
Jeffery Simmons' Day in Nashville
Jeffery Simmons wasn't in town for the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft when the Tennessee Titans selected him 19th overall, so Amie Wells went to Mississippi to pick him up for a day full of fun in Nashville.
Jeffery Simmons' Introductory Press Conference
Alongside controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk, general manager Jon Robinson, and head coach Mike Vrabel, Titans first round pick Jeffery Simmons addresses media at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Friday.
Meet New Titans DL Jeffery Simmons
Meet new Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons as he flies to Nashville to be introduced to reporters at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Top Pick Jeffery Simmons Answers Phone Call to Find Out He's a Tennessee Titan
Top draft pick Jeffery Simmons answers a phone call from Titans GM Jon Robinson to find out he'll be a Tennessee Titan.
Game Theory: Top Value Picks from Day 1 of 2019 NFL Draft
NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund explains the best of Day 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Derrick Henry on Titans' No. 19 Overall Pick Jeffery Simmons: He's a 'big force'
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry joins "Good Morning Football" to discuss the Titans No. 19 overall draft pick defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, his 2018 season and the Titans fan base.
2019 NFL Draft: Robinson, Vrabel Recap Day 1
Titans GM Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Vrabel address the media following Tennessee's selection of Jeffery Simmons with the 19th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Titans Select Mississippi State DL Jeffery Simmons at No. 19 in 2019 NFL Draft
The Tennessee Titans select Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons at No. 19 in Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Titans Veteran Jurrell Casey Ready to Show Rookie Jeffery Simmons the Way
Albert Haynesworth Fired Up About the Titans Selection – and Potential – of Big DT Jeffery Simmons
An Emotional Jeffery Simmons Vows To Reward Titans After Hearing Words of Support from Owner Amy Adams Strunk
Dan Mullen Offers Praise for Titans First-Round Pick Jeffery Simmons
Titans Excited About Selection of Mississippi State D-Lineman Jeffery Simmons With 19th Pick of NFL Draft
New Titans DL Jeffery Simmons Introduced
New Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons is introduced to reporters in Nashville. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)
Jeffery Simmons Special Guest at Season Ticket Member Luncheon
Titans top draft pick Jeffery Simmons joined former Titans at a season ticket member luncheon at the Country Music Hall of Fame. (Photos: Donn Jones)