Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC...POutland/P1stC...2012: 2ndC...P1stC...2011: NA
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12/17/13 - 2013 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL - Will Simmons, East Carolina, Sr.,...Simmons, a two-time All C-USA selection, has started all 12 games at right guard pushing his consecutive start streak to 37 games topping all Pirates on the offensive side of the ball. The Ahoskie, N.C. native has been a key member of an offensive unit that has produced 440 yards or more of total offense nine times, while opening running lanes for Cooper's three 100-yard rushing contests. Following a 55-31 win at in-state rival North Carolina, where the Pirates ran a school-record 101 plays and amassed 603 yards of total offense, he and the offensive line unit earned Beyond Sports Network Offensive Line-of-the-Week accolades. - East Carolina football
07/21/13 - 2013 CONFERENCE USA PRESEASON FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL Will Simmons, Sr., East Carolina...Simmons earned all-conference honors a year ago after starting all 13 games at right guard and was a vital member of an offensive line that helped produce five 100-yard rushing performances and four 300-yard passing contests. Additionally he was part of three games where ECU produced 550 or more yards of total offense (600/UAB, 550/UH, 555/MAR).
The Ahoskie, N.C. native also helped pave the way for a season-high 245 yards rushing against the Cougars in 2012, while playing a pivotal role for an offensive unit that provided pass protection for Carden's single-game passing record of 439 yards against Marshall and Cooper's 1,049-yard rushing season. - East Carolina football
07/17/13 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Will Simmons, East Carolina, G...Simmons, who has garnered preseason First-Team All-Conference USA honors by Phil Steele's College Football Preview Magazine, is the first Pirate to be named to the watch list since Brian Rimpf in 2002 and 2003. Last year Simmons earned all-conference honors after starting all 13 games at right guard and was a vital member of an offensive line group that helped produce five 100-yard rushing performances and four 300-yard passing contests. Additionally he was part of three games where ECU produced 550 or more yards of total offense (600/UAB, 550/UH, 555/MAR).
The Ahoskie, N.C. native also helped pave the way for a season-high 245 yards rushing against the Cougars in 2012 while playing a pivotal role for an offensive unit that provided pass protection for Shane Carden's single-game passing record of 439 yards against Marshall and Vintavious Cooper's 1,049-yard rushing season. Entering his senior campaign, Simmons has started 25-straight games topping all players on the offensive side of the ball and over the last two seasons has been a key contributor in the pass protection for seven 300-yard passing games.
Simmons, who was selected as the offensive recipient of the Rock Roggeman Heart-of-the-Pirate Award and was named ECU's Offensive Lineman-of-the-Year during the program's annual awards banquet in 2012, is the lone representative of C-USA on the initial watch list. - East Carolina football
12/13/12 - 2012 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OL-Will Simmons, Jr., East Carolina, has been selected Second Team All-Conference USA (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Simmons, the starting right guard, has helped the Pirates rank among the top-six in the conference in passing efficiency (4th), passing offense (5th), fewest sacks allowed (5th), total offense (6th) and scoring offense (6th). The ECU offense has also totaled 400 yards or more on five occasions, including a 600-yard effort (214 rush and 386 passing) against UAB. - East Carolina football
07/24/12 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE USA TEAM (COACHES): OL Will Simmons, Jr., East Carolina...Simmons established himself as the Pirates' leader on the offensive line a year ago, opening all 12 games at the right guard position. After making his initial collegiate start against South Carolina, he helped guide ECU to a No. 20 national rank in passing offense (286.1 ypg) that included 300-yard efforts in six of the last 10 contests. On the ground, his blocking played a role in 12 rushing touchdowns during a season-ending seven-game span. - East Carolina football