Jeffery Simmons had a spectacular week this week, and the SEC is recognizing his efforts. After a phenomenal performance against the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech, Simmons has been named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.
Five tackles, a nation-leading two blocks and registered two TD.@HailStateFB's @GrindSimmons94 is the #SECFB Defensive Lineman OTW. pic.twitter.com/hsTk1BcTMu— SEC (@SEC) September 11, 2017
Jeffery Simmons had two touchdowns, a blocked punt, a blocked extra point, and a recovered fumble during the game in Ruston. Looking at those numbers, Bill Martin brings up some important points that are worth discussing:
Jeffery Simmons yesterday:— Bill Martin (@MSUBillMartin) September 10, 2017
⏩ More TD than 3 SEC Teams
⏩ Longest fum rec. TD since Morgan vs BYU 9/14/00
⏩ Leads nation block K/P#HailState
After his performance, it looks like Simmons is giving as much credit as possible to his teammates around him.
All the honor goes to my team! #HaiIState https://t.co/fqh5dG9U8a— Jeffery Simmons (@GrindSimmons94) September 11, 2017
All of that said, it’s time that we start pushing for a Jeffery Simmons for the Piesman Trophy campaign. Because, well Jeffery Simmons deserves the Piesman Trophy for his noteworthy play on Saturday.
Is it too early to nominate @piesmantrophy finalists? I don’t think so. Get Jeffery Simmons the Piesman https://t.co/lHmoVJzvup— Ethan Lee (@leeethanj) September 11, 2017