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Player Bio: Melvin Simmons :: Football  

  Melvin Simmons
Melvin Simmons
Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Compton, Calif.

High School:
Dominguez

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 212

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
03/20/1981

Experience:
1V

SIMMONS' HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Attended Dominguez High, where he was coached by Willie Donerson...three varsity letters each in football and track (400m/800m) and one in baseball...football captain as a senior and baseball captain junior year...twice track captain, including senior year...voted to SOPHOMORE All-State team ... second team All-San Gabriel Valley League pick ... team went 13-1 winning CIF championship ... as a JUNIOR made 138 tackles, including six sacks...an All-San Gabriel Valley League first team pick and named to the Cal High Sports Top 100 ... team finished 10-2, losing in second round of playoffs...SENIOR year named the All-Far West team (92) by Super Prep Magazine...Blue Chip Magazine All-American honoree...made 142 tackles with five sacks...league MVP and named to All-CIF and league first teams ... team recorded 9-4 record, losing in third round of playoffs ... in final two seasons, made 280 tackles, including 11 sacks.

SIMMONS' WSU CAREER

  • Freshman (1999-00): V-letter...a member of several special team units and a reserve linebacker...one of five freshmen to see action...played in all 12 games, finishing with six tackles, one each in six games.

    PERSONAL
    Melvin Lee Simmons...born 3-20-81 at Berkeley, Calif...parents Kathleen and Melvin Simmons....four sisters, Marguita, Katina, Kolena and Kamela, and six brothers, twins Marcel and Marcello, Marvin, Marlin, Maurice and Marquis...likes to jet ski, fish, bowl, shoot pool and play Madden 2000 ... prep GPA 3.3...honor roll student every semester in high school...ranked 28th in his class...interested in a business and education major at WSU.

    DEFENSE G/GS TT PT AT TFL SACKS PI
    1999 12/0 6 2 4 0/0 0/0 0/0
  • Washington State Cougars Football