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Travon Simmons
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Travon Simmons 3144208
Position: S
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 187
Year: Senior
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
High School: Hillgrove
Other College: East Carolina
Major: Business Administration

Transferred to UWG in the spring semester of 2018 and will participate in spring practice...

2015 (ECU)
Opened all 12 contests at free safety as a sophomore and stood fourth on team with 45 tackles (30 solo) … Led all defenders with nine pass breakups and recorded one TFL (Virginia Tech) … Stood 11th in the American Athletic Conference with a 0.75 passes defended average … Logged at least one stop in 10 games (all multi-tackle performances) … Booked a season-high nine hits (seven solo) in season finale against Cincinnati … Had a trio of six-stop outings (Florida, Virginia Tech, Temple) and a pair of four-tackle efforts (BYU, USF) … Established a personal-best with three pass breakups vs. Tulsa and closed year with two knock-downs against Bearcats … Produced single PBUs in games against Gators, Hokies, Mustangs and Cougars … Only TFL resulted in a three-yard loss against Hokies at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium … Of 45 overall hits, 22 were on rushes and 23 on pass plays … Averaged 4.5 tackles per game in four non-conference tilts (18), while netting 3.4 stops in eight AAC contests (27) ... 

2014 (ECU)
Played in nine games with one start … Made first collegiate start against Southeastern Conference member Florida in the Birmingham Bowl and responded with a career-best three tackles (two solo) … Overall, was credited with seven stops (five solo), two pass breakups (SMU, Tulsa), one forced fumble (Florida) and one interception (SMU) … Pick against the Mustangs came in the third quarter and did not feature return yardage … Posted a pair of two-tackle outings – vs. N.C. Central and Tulane … Both stops against the Green Wave were solo hits … Played, but did not record statistics against South Carolina, North Carolina, Connecticut and UCF … Did not experience action vs. Virginia Tech, USF, Temple and Cincinnati .... 

2013 (ECU) 
Redshirted during true freshman campaign … Praised for play on scout teams by coaching staff … Signed with Ruffin McNeill’s program in February ... 

High School
Played key role for a Hillgrove High School program that advanced to the Georgia High School Association 6A Playoffs before falling to Camden County in 2012 ... Helped the Hawks to an overall record of 6-5 and a 5-3 mark in 6A Region 4 play as a senior with 23 tackles (16 solo), three interceptions and six pass breakups ... Anchored a defense for coach Phil Ironside that held six opponents to 15 or fewer points during his senior season, which included consecutive shutouts against Campbell and Pebblebrook ... Also starred as a kickoff return specialist, recording a 78-yarder to open the Pebblebrook contest and adding a 55-yarder against Kennesaw Mountain to begin second half action ... Defensively, picked off a pass against Beach in the first round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs as a junior ... Netted 29 stops (21 solo), four pass thefts and seven breakups in 2011 as Hawks rolled to an 11-1 record (7-0 league mark) ... Tallied 24 tackles (15 solo), five picks and 10 PBUs as a key contributor in 2010 ... In all, finished prep career with 76 hits (52 solo), 12 interceptions and 23 aerial knock-downs ... Participated in the 2012 Nike Combine circuit, posting an electronically-timed 4.69 in the 40-yard dash, a 4.2 clip in the 20-yard shuttle, a 31.6-inch vertical leap and a 82.38 SPARQ score … Earned addition varsity letters in track.

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