Skyhawk Football | DJ Simmons - 17

PositionLB
YearSenior
HometownRogersville, Ala.
Height/Weight5-10 - 200 lbs.

2016: Saw action in all 12 games for the Skyhawks while earning one start at linebacker against Georgia State (Oct. 22)…Compiled 28 total tackles, including 11 solos and 17 assists…Notched 1.0 tackle for loss totaling three yards…Tallied two quarterback hurries against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24)…Best game came against Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12) with six tackles…Notched 0.5 tackles for loss against Cincinnati (Sept. 1) and Bacone College (Sept. 17).

2015: Played in nine games for the Skyhawks, primarily on special teams…Tallied 10 tackles and one tackle for loss…Recorded half a sack against Murray State on Oct. 24.

2014: Saw time in all 12 contests, registering eight tackles and a quarterback hurry…Best game came against Cumberland on Sept. 11, accounting for a career-high four tackles and a quarterback hurry.

2013: Redshirted.

BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Bob Grisham at Lauderdale County High School…Was a two-time honorable mention all-state selection…Was a three-time All-Lauderdale County honoree and was named the 2012 Lauderdale County Defensive Player of the Year…Made the first team All-Region 8…Was a two-time Daily all-area selection and the 2012 Lauderdale County High School MVP…Led the team with 91 solo tackles.

PERSONAL: Born on July 13, 1995…Son of Amos and Grannisei Simmons…Majoring in health and human performance.



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