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USATSI Gallery - Pittsburgh @ Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets open 2017 on Labor Day against the Volunteers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic.
USATSI Gallery - Virginia @ Georgia Tech
2017 (Redshirt Junior, Georgia Tech): Saw action in all 11 games as a part of the Yellow Jackets' rotation at cornerback and a key cog on special teams ... Scored the first touchdown of his career on a 42-yard kickoff return that followed Miami's onside-kick attempt to open the second half in the loss to the Hurricanes (Oct. 14) ... Recorded nine tackles (one on kickoff coverage) ... Did not have more than one tackle in any game except for the contest at Virginia (Nov. 4), when he notched a season-high three stops ... Broke up passes against Miami and UVA.
2016 (Redshirt Sophomore, Georgia Tech): Saw action in all 13 games and made two starts at cornerback in place of injured starter Step Durham (Oct. 1 vs. Miami, Oct. 8 at Pittsburgh) ... Recorded 19 tackles (12 solo) ... Notched multiple stops in 6-of-12 games ... Tallied a career-high four tackles, forced a fumble and broke up a pass against No. 5 Clemson (Sept. 22) ... Had three stops against Duke (Oct. 29) ... broke up a pass in each of the final two games of the regular season versus Virginia (Nov. 19) and at Georgia (Nov. 26).
2015 (Redshirt Freshman, Georgia Tech): Participated in spring drills at USC in 2015 ... Transferred to Georgia Tech from USC in July 2015 ... Sat out 2015 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
2014 (True Freshman, USC): Redshirted.
High School: Lettered four years as a defensive back and wide receiver at Raines H.S. (senior year) and Lee H.S. (freshman, sophomore and junior years) in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Made 2013 Jacksonville Times-Union Super 24 as senior cornerback, running back and wide receiver at Raines ... Recorded 30 tackles, one interception and four pass deflections as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Lamont Jason Simmons Jr. ... Born Oct. 7, 1995 ... Mother is Shantel Williams ... Uncle, Rodney Lewis, played college football at then-Memphis State from 1986-90 ... Majoring in history, technology, and society.
Tackles: 4 vs. No. 5/3 Clemson, Sept. 22, 2016
Solo Tackles: 3 vs. No. 5/3 Clemson, Sept. 22, 2016
Pass Breakups: 1, five times - last at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. No. 5/3 Clemson, Sept. 22, 2016
Kickoff Return Touchdowns: 1 at No. 11/10 Miami, Oct. 14, 2017 (on-side kick)