John Simmons joined the Rice Football staff on August 1 as the Owls' Assistant Recruiting Coordinator and Events Specialist.
Simmons serves as David Bailiff's assistant, handling all special events for the football team while also assisting David Sloan in the execution of the Owls recruiting efforts.
A 2014 graduate of UTSA with a degree in Public Relations, he was a member of the Roadrunners football team in their initial seasons. He was a walk-on quarterback who played in four games during UTSA's inaugural campaign and in two games in 2012 as a quarterback. He shifted to wide receiver after earning a scholarship in his final season.
Simmons earned second-team All-District 26-5A honors as a senior after throwing for 2,150 yards and rushing for another 978 at New Braunfels High School while leading the team to an 11-4 record and a spot in the Class 5A Division II semifinals that fall ... Coached by Chuck Caniford ... Also played basketball and was a state qualifier in track & field.
Simmons is single and makes his home in Houston.
David Bailiff Radio Show Moves to the Gorgeous ...
08/26/2015 - The sixth season of David Bailiff’s one-hour radio show returns for the 2015 season this Monday, August 31, and will continue each Monday of ...
Taps and Tailgates Debuts on September 5
08/27/2015 - Rice Owls are collaborating with Bud Light to construct a beer garden on the east side of Rice Stadium in the heart of Tailgate Owley.
Football Holds Second Scrimmage
08/22/2015 - The Rice football team completed its second scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday, practicing for two hours at Rice Stadium.
Enhanced Tailgating Options Await Football Fans
08/26/2015 - Rice Football fans will find their enhanced and expanded tailgating options available when the Owls open their 2015 campaign on September 5 against...
Jackson Named to Campbell Tyler Rose Award...
08/19/2015 - Rice senior quarterback Driphus Jackson is among 39 players who have been named to the third annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List which...
Football Holds First Scrimmage of the Fall
08/15/2015 - The Rice football team completed its first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday practicing for two hours at Rice Stadium.
YSR 1560 Offers Expanded Football Media Day...
08/04/2015 - The Rice Owls and YSR 1560, the home of Rice Football since 2011, are combining resources to provide expanded coverage of the Owls annual media day...
Jackson Named to Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch ...
08/04/2015 - Rice senior Driphus Jackson is one of 30 quarterbacks who have been named to the 2015 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List which was announced...
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