|#51 Donnie Simmons
Position: Defensive End
Hometown: Hartsdale, NY
High School: Archbishop Stepinac
Sophomore Year (2012): Saw game action against Northwestern, USC, Stony Brook and at Minnesota.
Freshman Year (2011): Did not play in any games.
High School: Named 2010 Class A Defensive Player of the Year … Garnered 2010 Class A All-State First Team honors … Two-time all-league selection … Named to the 2010 New York Daily News All-City squad … Invited to participate in the senior bowl … As a senior, recorded 110 tackles, including 70 solo stops, 10.0 sacks, an interception, two passes defended and a pair of forced fumbles … His 10.0 sacks led the league and ranked sixth in New York State … Team captain as a senior … As a junior, made 77 tackles and eight sacks … High School Coach: Michael O’Donnell.
Personal: Don Wayne Simmons Jr. … Born in July 1993 in White Plains, N.Y. … Son of Don Sr. and Sylvia Simmons … Two sisters and one brother ... Majoring in Communication and Rhetorical Studies.
• Played for head coach Michael O’Donnell at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y.
• Served as team captain during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
• Received the Catholic League Monsignor Peters Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.
• Earned All-State honors in both 2010 and 2011.
• A three-time All-County, All-League and All-Suburban selection.
• Set school records with 3,500 career rushing yards and 42 career rushing touchdowns.
• Also a member of the varsity lacrosse team.
• Member of National Honor Society.
• Son of Scott Evans and Anne Gilligan-Evans.
• Has one sister (Tess).
• Has not yet declared a major.