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#93 Antonio Simmons

Antonio Simmons - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Senior
Height 6-3
Weight 228
Hometown Jacksonville, Fla.
Last School University Christian School
Height / Weight 6-3 / 246
Birthdate 02/10/1996
Antonio Simmons - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2017 (Senior): Played in all 11 games with six starts at defensive end … Despite being a part-time starters, led Georgia Tech in sacks (5.5 — three more than the team’s next-highest total) and tackles for loss (8.0 — 2.5 more than the team’s next-highest total) … Also led the team with five quarterback hurries … Racked up 14 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss during a four-game stretch from Sept. 9-Oct. 14, helping lead the Yellow Jackets to a 3-1 record over those four contests … Had five tackles, including one for loss, and forced a fumble in home-opening win over Jacksonville State (Sept. 9) … Recorded two sacks in win over Pitt (Sept. 23) … Notched another sack in win over North Carolina (Sept. 30) … Finished with four tackles and 1.5 sacks at No. 10/11 Miami (Oct. 14) … Matched a career-high with six tackles (including a TFL) and forced a fumble at No. 7 Clemson (Oct. 28) … Blocked a punt at Virginia (Nov. 11) … Had four tackles and was in on a stop behind the line of scrimmage in win over No. 17 Virginia Tech.

2016 (Junior): Appeared in all 13 games as a key reserve at defensive end … tallied 32 total tackles, good for second on the team among non-starters (behind only special-teams ace Chase Alford’s 33) … Despite limited playing time, ranked second on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss and led the squad with 12 quarterback hurries … opened the season with five tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble against Boston College (Sept. 3) … Bookended a four-game homestand with tackles for loss against Mercer (Sept. 10) and Miami (Oct. 1) … Set a career high with six tackles, including another TFL, at Pittsburgh (Oct. 8) … Recorded 11 of his 12 QB hurries during a six-game span from Sept. 10 (Mercer) through Oct. 15 (Georgia Southern) … Closed the regular season with 11 tackles over the final four games, including four apiece at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) and versus Virginia (Nov. 19) … was in on a tackle for loss in TaxSlayer Bowl win over Kentucky (Dec. 31).

2015 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games, making three starts … Finished season with 13 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble … Recorded two tackles, one sack and forced fumble vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) … Added two tackles vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) … Had two tackles, one TFL and one QB hurry at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) … Made two solo stops and tackle for loss of four yards at Duke (Sept. 26) … Made one solo stop and one pass breakup vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3).

2014 (True Freshman): Played in eight games … Had five tackles, including three solo and half-tackle for loss … Registered career-high four tackles, including half-tackle for loss of two yards, vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) … Recorded first career tackle at NC State (Nov. 8).

High School: Played one season of football under coach David Peland at University Christian School … Had monster senior season with 50 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss and 29.0 sacks … Best single-game performances included five-sack effort vs. Carrollwood Day and six sacks vs. Florida A&M High … Also blocked punt … Offensively, finished year with six catches for 108 yards (18.0 avg.) and one touchdown … Named all-state and all-district as a senior … Helped team to 9-3 record in 2013, including 4-0 mark in district play.

Personal: Full name is Antonio Maurice Simmons … Born Feb. 10, 1996 … Son of Antonio and Tonya Simmons … Has three siblings … Related to former Georgia Tech teammates Marcus Allen and Chris Milton (now a member of the Indianapolis Colts) … Began playing football at age six … Chose Georgia Tech in part because of family atmosphere on team, its proximity to home and because of football atmosphere … Majoring in business administration.

Tackles: 6, twice – last at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Solo Tackles: 6 at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Tackles for Loss: 2.0, twice – last vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017
Forced Fumbles: 1, four times – last at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Pass Breakups: 1 vs. North Carolina, Oct. 3, 2015
Quarterback Hurries: 3 vs. No. 14 Miami (Fla.), Oct. 1, 2016
Blocked Kicks: 1 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017 (punt)

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