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.
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Bailiff Announces New Defensive Staff Members
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Ellerbee, Martin and McGaskey Honored by Phil...
12/14/2016 - Linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, center Trey Martin and strong safety Tabari McGaskey have named by Phil Steele to his 2016 All-Conference USA squad. ...
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