2013 Honors: CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American honorable mention ... ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman team ... BTN.com honorable mention All-Big Ten Freshman team.
2013 (Freshman): Started all 12 games at middle linebacker ... first true freshman to start in the middle since John Kerr in 2002 ... 12 starts at linebacker tied a freshman record ... posted 68 tackles, 42 solo, with one sack (five yards) and 3.5 tackles for loss (16 yards) ... recorded at least seven stops six times ... finished with a game-high nine tackles and a half-TFL in first collegiate game against Indiana State ... matched his season-high with nine stops the following week vs. Navy ... collected a season-best eight solos with the sack and two tackles for loss at Michigan ... added eight stops the next week against Minnesota ... tallied seven tackles and two pass breakups in win over Penn State and seven stops against Missouri ... IU defensive player of the week (Indiana State) ... enrolled in spring classes and participated in practice.
Prep/Personal: Linebacker for head coach Bill Castle at Lakeland High School ... finished career with 325 tackles ... made 121 stops, three sacks, 32 tackles for loss, two interceptions and one fumble recovery as a senior ... first team all-state selection and two-time all-county selection ... Top 16 player in Polk County and Bright House Top 30 player ... rated the No. 53 inside linebacker nationally by ESPN.com ... also lettered in weight lifting ... mother is Pamala Willis ... Timothy Bernard Simmons, Jr., was born on Oct. 24, 1994.
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