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.
Blue Defeats Gray, 30-17, in Annual Spring Game
04/08/2016 - The Blue squad used big plays to down the Gray team, 30-17, in the annual Spring Game, Friday afternoon at Rice Stadium.
Opener Moves to September 1
04/08/2016 - The Rice Owls’ 2016 football season opener against defending Conference USA champion Western Kentucky has moved from Sept. 3 to Thursday,...
Owls Announce 2016 Honor Jerseys
04/07/2016 - Three current members of the Rice Owls will don new jersey numbers for the first time during Friday’s Blue-Gray game as they honor three past...
Okam Named Defensive Line Coach
03/29/2016 - Rice head football coach David Bailiff announced on Tuesday that former Houston Texans defensive tackle Frank Okam has been promoted to defensive...
Football Holds Second Scrimmage of the Spring
03/24/2016 - The Rice football team completed its second scrimmage of spring camp Thursday afternoon.
Rice and Houston Add Football Games in 2020 & 2021
03/21/2016 - The Rice Owls and Houston Cougars, who will resume their cross-town series in 2017 and 2018, have agreed to continue the series with games in 2020 ...
Football Holds First Scrimmage of the Spring
03/18/2016 - The Rice football team completed its first scrimmage of spring camp Friday afternoon.
Spring Practice Update: The Quarterbacks
03/18/2016 - With one week of practice in the books, RiceOwls.com visited with all three quarterbacks for the Owls for an update.
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