Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2012 Season Countdown: #79 Floyd Simmons

Floyd Simmons (#23)
Name: Floyd Simmons
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 194 lbs.
High school: Detroit (MI) Crockett
Position: Strong safety
Class: Fifth year senior
Jersey number: #23
Last year: I did not rank Simmons.  He made 6 tackles, mostly on special teams, and forced 2 fumbles.

Simmons has become a special teams mainstay over the past few seasons, playing in 34 games over the last three seasons.  He even forced two fumbles last season in big games against Nebraska and Notre Dame - not bad for a walk-on.

At this point, it seems likely that Simmons will once again be used on coverage units.  His contributions might be made even more valuable if his presence can prevent a freshman defensive back like Allen Gant or Jeremy Clark from burning a redshirt.  Hopefully he can improve his numbers once again and force three fumbles, preferably against Michigan State this time.  Those bastards.

Prediction: Special teams coverage


  1. I'm glad you have as much contempt for Michigan State as most of us, Magnus. You're not exactly easy to piss off.

    1. I'm sorry. I'll try harder from now on.

  2. Nice guy to have. Like you said, having him makes it far more likely Gant and Clark get red-shirted. But Furman and Robinson should probably have them covered anyway.