|Hometown:||Sammamish, Wash. - Skyline|
SIMONE'S WSU CAREER
WSU CAREER: Appeared in 42 games, made 15 starts...caught 72 passes for 757 yards and one touchdown.
SENIOR (2012): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in eight games, making three starts...made 19 receptions for 226 yards...had three catches for 10 yards in season-opener at BYU...had five catches for 65 yards including a 33-yard reception against No. 2 Oregon...started, had three receptions for 83 yards including a career-long 49-yard catch at No. 14 Oregon State...started, was a captain against California, made three receptions for 17 yards...caught three passes for 24 yards in start at No. 19 Stanford...had two receptions for 27 yards in Apple Cup victory...presented WSU's J. Fred Bohler Award for inspiration following the season.
JUNIOR (2011): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games...caught one pass for 20 yards against Idaho State...served as a team captain, had two catches for 17 yards against Oregon State...had a 32-yard reception in the Apple Cup.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in 10 games, including one start...caught 13 passes for 132 yards...had two catches for 39 yards against USC...made two catches for 41 yards, including a season-long 26-yard reception against Arizona...earned a start at Stanford...also had two catches against Oregon, at Arizona State and against California.
FRESHMAN (2009): Earned a varsity letter after starting each of his 11 games played...missed only the SMU game with a concussion suffered against Hawaii...one of six true freshmen to appear in a game, and one of five to start...caught passes in 10 games on the season, including at least one in his first eight games as a Cougar...ranked second on the team in both receptions (36) and yards (330)...lone touchdown of the season came against California, a 19-yard reception from Jeff Tuel...averaged 9.2 yards per catch...caught a season-high eight passes against USC...posted a season-high 86 yards against California...had seven multiple-reception games...returned one kickoff 19 yards...returned three punts against Arizona State for a nine-yard average...longest return was 19 yards...rushed once for seven yards in WSU's season opener against Stanford...recorded two solo tackles.
SIMONE'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Earned three varsity letters under head coach Mat Taylor...SOPHOMORE year named first-team all-league as a wide receiver...caught 38 passes for 549 yards and seven touchdowns...scored eight touchdowns total on the season...had nine catches for 243 yards and four scores against Liberty...All-State Honorable Mention...JUNIOR year led Spartans to the 3-A state championship...was named Associated Press 3-A All-State First Team, Tacoma News Tribune All-State and Seattle Times All-State...Seattle Times Star Times and Seattle PI All-Area...first-team all-league at both wide receiver and defensive back...KingCo 3-A Offensive Player of the Year caught 49 passes during the regular season for 1,042 yards and league-leading 14 touchdowns...had a 99-yard reception...also had four two-point conversions...SENIOR year led Spartans to the 4-A state championship...Seattle Times Blue Chip prospect and Tacoma News Tribune Northwest Nugget...named all-state by the Seattle Times, TNT and AP...TNT State Player of the Year...once again named all-league on both sides of the ball...named preseason all-state by MaxPreps...selected for East vs. West All-Star game...caught 54 passes for 862 yards and 13 touchdowns...also returned four kickoffs for touchdowns...holds school records for touchdowns in a career (40), season (19) and game (4), and career recieivng yards (2,827)...rated No. 72 at his position nationally by Rivals.com...rated No. 2 amongst Washington prospects by Rivals.com...rated No. 44 on Scout.com's West Hot 150...rated No. 295 on Scout.com's National Top 300...rated No. 7 in the west at his position by Scout.com...member of TNT's Western 100... rated No. 18 on Scout.com's Northwest Hot 100...rated No. 39 at his position nationally by Scout.com...received a rating of four stars by Scout.com.
Born Gino Simone in Bellevue, Wash...parents Ronnie and Patty...brother, Jordan will play football at WSU this fall...father played football at Arizona State...summer prior to senior year was a member of 7-on-7 team that won national title, along with future Cougar teammates Nolan Washington and Casey Locker...Scholar-Athlete.