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#58 Eric Simmons

Height 6-3
Weight 300 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Madrid, Iowa
High School Madrid
Previous School Iowa Western CC

Hawk Item – – Enrolled in 2012 spring semester classes and participated in spring practice.

2015 – – Saw action in 31-14 win over Illinois State as offense gained 431 yards total offense and allowed no sacks . . . saw action in 31-17 win at Iowa State as offense gained 260 net rushing yards and 475 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-24 win over Pitt as offense gained 363 yards total offense . . . saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas as offense gained 488 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 10-6 win at Wisconsin . . . saw action on special teams in 29-20 win over Illinois as offense rushed for 278 yards and gained 478 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win at Northwestern as offfense rushed for 294 yards and gained 492 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . saw action on special teams in 35-27 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 234 yards and gained 467 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 40-35 win over Minnesota as offense rushed for 272 yards and gained 506 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-20 win over Purdue . . . saw action on special teams in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . saw action on special teams in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . saw action on special teams in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford.

2014 – – Saw action in all 13 games . . . saw action on special teams in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 401 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 17-13 win over Ball State as offense gained 455 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 20-17 loss to Iowa State . . . saw action on special teams in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh . . . saw action on special teams in 24-10 win at Purdue as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 45-29 win over Indiana as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 38-31 loss at Maryland as offense gained 433 yards total offense . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern as offense gained 483 yards total offense . . . saw action at center in 51-14 loss to Minnesota . . . saw action in 30-14 win at Illinois as offense rushed for 304 yards and gained 587 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin . . . saw action on special teams in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . saw action on special teams in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee.

2013 – – Saw action in two games in offensive line . . . saw first action of career in 59-3 win over Western Michigan as offense gained 446 yards total offense while rushing for over 200 yards in fourth straight game . . . saw action in 38-17 win at Nebraska.

2012 Honors – – Team Leader Award, offense . . . 2012 – – Redshirted.

Junior college – – Played one season at Iowa Western Community College . . . earned first team all-conference honors in his only season . . . earned academic all-region recognition . . . junior college coach was Scott Strohmeier.

High school honors – – Earned first team all-state honors for three straight years . . . was first team all-conference for three years after earning honorable mention recognition as a freshman . . . named to All-Toyota of Des Moines team as a senior . . . Career – – Four-year letterman as offensive and defensive lineman and linebacker . . . helped prep team reach state semifinals for three straight seasons before advancing to title game as a senior . . . helped prep team compile 46-6 record over four seasons, establishing school record for four-year period . . . team captain as a senior . . . as a senior recorded 80 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries . . . also earned four letters in track and baseball and three in basketball . . . holds school (60-0) and conference records (58-11) in the shot put . . . won Drake Relays title in the shot put.

Personal – – Born 8/26/92 . . . pre-business major . . . Presidential Scholar . . . parents are Cherri and Steve Simmons . . . high school coach was Randy Hinkel.