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Lamont Simmons
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Lamont Simmons

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Year RS Senior
Height 6-2
Weight 197
Hometown Jacksonville, Fla.
Last School Raines
Last College USC
Lamont Simmons

Biography

2017 (Redshirt Junior, Georgia Tech): Saw action in all 11 games as a part of the Yellow Jackets’ rotation at cornerback and a key cog on special teams … Scored the first touchdown of his career on a 42-yard kickoff return that followed Miami’s onside-kick attempt to open the second half in the loss to the Hurricanes (Oct. 14) … Recorded nine tackles (one on kickoff coverage) … Did not have more than one tackle in any game except for the contest at Virginia (Nov. 4), when he notched a season-high three stops … Broke up passes against Miami and UVA.

2016 (Redshirt Sophomore, Georgia Tech): Saw action in all 13 games and made two starts at cornerback in place of injured starter Step Durham (Oct. 1 vs. Miami, Oct. 8 at Pittsburgh) … Recorded 19 tackles (12 solo) … Notched multiple stops in 6-of-12 games … Tallied a career-high four tackles, forced a fumble and broke up a pass against No. 5 Clemson (Sept. 22) … Had three stops against Duke (Oct. 29) … broke up a pass in each of the final two games of the regular season versus Virginia (Nov. 19) and at Georgia (Nov. 26).

2015 (Redshirt Freshman, Georgia Tech): Participated in spring drills at USC in 2015 … Transferred to Georgia Tech from USC in July 2015 … Sat out 2015 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

2014 (True Freshman, USC): Redshirted.

High School: Lettered four years as a defensive back and wide receiver at Raines H.S. (senior year) and Lee H.S. (freshman, sophomore and junior years) in Jacksonville, Fla. … Made 2013 Jacksonville Times-Union Super 24 as senior cornerback, running back and wide receiver at Raines … Recorded 30 tackles, one interception and four pass deflections as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Lamont Jason Simmons Jr. … Born Oct. 7, 1995 … Mother is Shantel Williams … Uncle, Rodney Lewis, played college football at then-Memphis State from 1986-90 … Majoring in history, technology, and society.

 

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 4 vs. No. 5/3 Clemson, Sept. 22, 2016
Solo Tackles: 3 vs. No. 5/3 Clemson, Sept. 22, 2016
Pass Breakups: 1, five times – last at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. No. 5/3 Clemson, Sept. 22, 2016
Kickoff Return Touchdowns: 1 at No. 11/10 Miami, Oct. 14, 2017 (on-side kick)

 

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