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Get To Know Your Orange Man - #51 DE Donnie Simmons

Get to know Donnie Simmons in his final season at SU.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Don Wayne "Donnie" Simmons Jr.

Position: Defensive End

Year: Senior

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 242

Hometown: Hartsdale, NY

High School: Archbishop Stepinac

2014 Stats: Simmons played in 11 games and recorded his first career tackle at Wake Forest. Finished with two tackles on the season.

2015 Projections: Simmons figures to start at defensive end opposite of Ron Thompson. With Thompson garnering most of the attention, Simmons should take advantage of single coverage on the edge. It will be interesting to see Simmons in a more involved role this season.

How'd He Get Here?: Simmons was considered a sleeper at the Penn State Nike Training Football Camp. Syracuse would offer him shortly after said camp.

What Did Recruiting Sites Say?: Scout rated him at three stars while Rivals rated him a two star recruit.

Money Quote: "When you're put in that situation where you tear your ACL, and it's a heavy thing on your mind because you never suffered an injury like that before, it gives you a different perspective on the way you look at different things. And because of that, having these two elements coming into your life, you have a different outlook on various different things."

Twitterfeed: N/A

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What Does Scott Shafer Tim Daoust Think?: On Simmons tearing his ACL:

"We were excited and very, very disappointed we lost him. He's going to be an asset to this football program for a couple more years."

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Simmons actually played against Terrel Hunt in high school and returned a kick 85 yards for a TD. Simmons' team won the game 45-12.

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