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Tyree Simmons
Tyree Simmons

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Gardena, Calif.

High School:
Gardena

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L


01/30/2014

Record-number 47 Rams earn Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West honors

3 individuals hold 4.0 cumulative grade-point average

10/18/2014

CSU football vs. Utah State - Oct. 18, 2014 (Dan Byers)

CSU football vs. Utah State - Oct. 18, 2014 (Dan Byers)

10/04/2014

CSU football vs. Tulsa - Oct. 4, 2014 (Tom Waido)

CSU football vs. Tulsa - Oct. 4, 2014 (Tom Waido)

11/02/2013

Colorado State football vs. Boise State - Nov. 2, 2013 (Dan Byers)

Colorado State football vs. Boise State - Nov. 2, 2013 (Dan Byers)

10/12/2013

CSU Football vs. San José State

CSU Football vs. San José State - Oct. 12, 2013

09/28/2013

CSU football vs. UTEP - Sept. 28, 2013

CSU football vs. UTEP - Sept. 28, 2013; photos by Dan Byers

Career Division I games played/started: 20/5(6/2 in 2014...14/3 in 2013)

2014 (Sophomore):
Has played in six games (two starts), recording 22 tackles (14 solo), including two tackles for loss, and added two pass breakups.

  • Recorded career-best six tackles (three solo), and also had a solo tackle for a loss of four yards vs. Boise State (Sept. 6)...added two pass breakups

2013 (Freshman): Registered 28 tackles (24 solo) in 14 games for the Rams, with three starts...also a threat in the return game averaging 9.6 yards per punt return and 24.0 yards per kick return.

  • Registered his first collegiate start in a 55-22 victory at Wyoming (Oct. 19), recording four solo stops and a PBU
  • At Hawai'i (Oct. 26), recorded his first career sack early in the fourth quarter when he brought down UH quarterback Taylor Graham for a loss of four yards
  • Had his second tackle for loss on the road at New Mexico (Nov. 16). In the route of the Lobos, Simmons finished with a career-best five tackles, all solo stops
  • Played a crucial role in limiting Utah State to 43 yards, the fewest passing yards against the Rams since Oct. 31, 2003 vs. Air Force (29 yards)
  • Made his third career start in CSU's regular season finale vs. Air Force (Nov. 30)

High School:

  • Rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com.
  • Earned three varsity letters at Gardena (Calif.) High School.
  • A three-year captain for the Panthers football squad.
  • As a senior was a threat on the ground and through the air...rushed for 1,488 yards and 20 TDs, and hauled in 26 receptions for 475 yards and 4 TDs.
  • In a 55-14 thrashing of Hawthorne, tied a school record scoring six touchdowns on just 11 carries. Finished the night with 137 yards rushing and 26 yards receiving.
  • Defensively, racked up 61 tackles (41 solo), 18 pass breakups, six tackles for loss, three interceptions and a sack.
  • His senior season statistics earned him first-team All-Marine League honors on both offense and defense.
  • Earned Panthers Most Valuable Player award after the season.
  • An honor roll student who received the Make a Difference Award from Gardena principal Dr. Russell Thompson.
  • Head football coach was Deon Toliver.
  • Also participated in basketball and track and field at Gardena High School.

Personal: Given name is Tyree Simmons...born May 18, 1995 in Lynwood, Calif. ...mother is Jubula Sanford...has five siblings, three younger brothers and two younger sisters...cousin, Aaron Hester, played football at UCLA and was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game...majoring in communication studies...Hometown: Gardena, Calif.

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