OL prospect leads by example
Jordan Simmons isn't much for talking, just putting opposing linemen on their backs
Updated: August 30, 2011, 12:46 PM ETBy Erik McKinney | WeAreSC.com
It took Jordan Simmons more than a decade to decide to don shoulder pads and first step onto a football field. It took him less than two years to become one of the most recognizable and highly recruited offensive linemen in the country. At first glance, it's difficult to imagine Simmons playing any sport other than football through his childhood. Standing 6-foot-5 and 325 pounds, his options for athletics seem to be limited to playing either right guard or left guard. But basketball was his first and only love, until his freshman season at Dorsey High School. Only then did it cross his mind to give football a shot.
"I wanted to try something new, I guess," Simmons said with a shrug.
Courtesy of Crespi High SchoolJordan Simmons will be honored in a ceremony Tuesday recognizing his selection to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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