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SIMMONS' CAREER HIGHS All-purpose yards: 2, Maryland, Oct 27, 2012 Interceptions: 1, Maryland, Oct 27, 2012 Long interception return: 2, Maryland, Oct 27, 2012 Tackles: 8, at Wake Forest, Nov 03, 2012 (3-5) Fumbles forced: 1, at Army, Oct 06, 2012 ; Maine, Sep 08, 2012 Pass breakups: 1, 4 times
2012 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 12 games ... started six games at free safety, one at cornerback ... ranked seventh on the team with 52 tackles ... tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles ... posted three tackles and a forced fumble against Maine (Sept. 8) ... registered four tackles and forced a fumble at Army (Oct. 6) ... notched six tackles against Florida State (Oct. 13) ... recorded three tackles and a pass breakup at Georgia Tech (Oct. 20) ... tallied seven tackles, a pass breakup, and first career interception versus Maryland (Oct. 27) ... career-high eight tackles at Wake Forest (Nov. 3) ... recorded seven solo stops against Notre Dame (Nov. 10) ... posted five tackles and one pass breakup against Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) ... registered seven tackles and a pass breakup at NC State (Nov. 24).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-Area Defensive Player of the Year honors from Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers ... named second team All-State as a senior ... recognized as First Team All-Area in 2010-11; received honorable mention as a sophomore ... played in the Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast Senior All-Star Game and had an interception ... hailed as the 2011 Impact Player of the Year by Next Level Sports Scouting ... totaled 24 career interceptions; returned two for touchdowns ... recorded 80 tackles and four interceptions as a senior ... registered 496 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 25 catches to go along with 275 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries in 2011 ... amassed 70 tackles and seven interceptions in as a junior ... hauled in 15 receptions for 390 yards and six touchdowns in 2010 ... helped lead the Tigers to an 8-4 record and a berth in the playoffs as a senior ... Martin County's Team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... played for head coach Chuck Kenyon; served as captain for two seasons ... led the Tigers basketball team to district championships ini 2010-11; regional finalists as a senior ... averaged 15.2 points and 11.5 rebounds per game; amassed 47 blocks ... named to Treasure Coast All-Star Team in 2012 ... achieved honor roll throughout tenure at Martin County ... also active as a Safe School Ambassador, Best Buddies mentor, high school ministry and Pop Warner football coach.
PERSONAL: Justin Simmons, born on November 19, 1993 in Manassas, Va. ... enrolled as a communications major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... is the recipient of The Leber Family Football Scholarship ... Justin is the son of Kimberly and Victor Simmons; has two younger siblings, Nate and Tristan.