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Jeffery Simmons

Defensive Lineman

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Experience: R

Height: 6-4

Age: 21

Weight: 301 lbs

College: Mississippi State

Biography

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.

Honors:

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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