For eighth-straight year, Memphis is among league's top-two schools in medal recipients.
Conference USA announces Commissioner's Honor Roll
Twenty-seven Tigers post perfect 4.0 GPAs.
Game Nine - at Marshall - November 3, 2012 - Joan C. Edwards Stadium - Huntington, W.Va.
Game Eight - at SMU - October 27, 2012 - Gerald J. Ford Stadium - Dallas, Texas
Tiger 3.0 Club for the Fall 2012 semester ... Received the Conference USA Commissioner's Medal for carrying better than a 3.75 cumulative GPA in the spring of 2013 ... Also named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman, first seeing playing time primarily on special teams (punting unit) before having his role expanded to include work on the offensive line ... Went on to start three of the final four games of the 2012 season ... First action on the offensive line came at Duke with 13 offensive snaps ... Saw action at right guard the final five games of the season starting with 39 of 48 offensive snaps at SMU ... Played all 84 offensive plays the following week at Marshall in his first career start ... Played all 64 offensive snaps at right guard as Memphis began a three-game winning streak to end the season with a victory against Tulane ... Played more than half the snaps in the "Battle for the Bones" victory at UAB (32/59) ... Closed out the season playing 52 of 62 snaps against Southern Miss ... Blocked for a unit which raised its total offense in Conference USA games from 243.0 yards per game to 327.1 yards an outing (26 percent increase in yardage from 2011 to 2012) ... in C-USA games, Memphis raised its rushing offense total by 63 percent ... Memphis averaged 318.33 yards of total offense during the 2012 season ... The season total represented a 44-yard improvement from the previous season ... Memphis almost doubled its rushing average from the previous season, averaging 151.75 yards on the ground ... Memphis' 71.43 fourth-down efficiency percentage ranked tied for seventh nationally ... Only five teams converted on fourth down more times than the Tigers (20-of-28).
Played for Coach Mike Meador at Lindale High School in Lindale, Texas ... Lettered three seasons on the offensive and defensive lines and as a long snapper ... As a senior, part of an Eagles squad that finished 10-3 overall and 5-0 in league play and advanced to the Division 1-3A playoff regional round ... Team captain as a senior in 2011 ... Named District 14-3A co-Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2010 and 2011 ... A Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State honorable mention pick on offense ... Named to the academic all-state first team in 2011... Invited to play in the East Texas FCA All-Star/Heart of a Champion Bowl ... Also lettered in baseball, track and field and powerlifting ... 2011 regional qualifier in the shot put and powerlifting ... A Merit Award winner in chemistry, history, physics and business ... Ranked fourth academically in his senior class (248 students).
Son of Kevin and Hollie Simmons ... Born May 12, 1994 in Waco, Texas. ... Has not declared a major.