Saw his first game action last season ... Made the team in spring 2009, showing the ability to be a contributor ... Has a strong leg and has made great progress during his time on the squad ... Outstanding student, a chemistry major who is considering medical school after graduation.
2010 (Sophomore): Played in two games ... Nailed extra point kicks vs. Western Kentucky and Akron ... Also kicked off once vs. WKU.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to practice with the team.
2008 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Two-year letterman and starter at kicker for LaGrange High School ... As a senior, made four of five field goals with a long of 42 yards ... Connected on 100 percent of his point after touchdown attempts, making all 39 ... As a junior, made 37 of 42 PATs and connected on nine of 10 field goal attempts ... Named best special teams player of the year in his final two seasons ... Coached by Steve Pardue ... Four-year letterman on the soccer team.
Personal: Born in LaGrange, Ga. ... Son of Sandy and Debbie Simmons ... Major is chemistry.
Community Cats: Participated in Read Across America (2010).