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Jason Simmons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newton Grove, N.C.

High School:
Hobbton

Last College:
Elizabeth City State

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 237

Position:
Fullback

Experience:
SQ


Will open senior season looking for continued growth, development and surge up East Carolina's offensive depth chart as a walk-on transfer ... Currently listed as Kevin Gidrey's top backup at the fullback position at the start of preseason camp ... An impressive physical-looking athlete who has added nearly 25 pounds to frame since joining Pirate program in the winter of 2006 ... Mixes plenty of strength, agility and intensity with a low center of gravity to aid in blocking, running and pass-catching skills ... Picked up 13 yards and a touchdown (10-yard run) on two carries during the second spring scrimmage (4/4) but did not record statistics during the '08 Purple-Gold Game.

2007: Junior fullback who experienced action in five games (all on special teams) ... vs. Va. Tech (9/1): DNP-CD ... vs. UNC (9/8): DNP-CD ... vs. USM (9/15): DNP-CD ... vs. WVU (9/22): DNP-CD ... vs. Houston (9/29): DNP-CD ... vs. UCF (10/6): DNP-CD ... vs. UTEP (10/13): DNP-CD ... vs. N.C. State (10/20): DNP-CD ... vs. UAB (10/27): Experienced first action of season as a member of special teams unit and as a fullback - no stats ... vs. Memphis (11/3): Member of special teams unit ... Returned first career kickoff ten yards ... vs. Marshall (11/10): Member of special teams unit - no stats ... vs. Tulane (11/24): Member of special teams unit - no stats ... vs. Boise State (12/23): Member of special teams unit - no stats.

2006: Experienced action in three games as a fullback ... Appeared in games vs. SMU (10/21), Southern Miss (10/28) and Marshall (11/11) ... Contributed first offensive action of the season against Mustangs in the first quarter, blocking for his brother Brandon on a one-yard TD run ... Entered Southern Miss contest as a blocking back during overtime period ... Played against Thundering Herd in latter stages of contest but did not record any statistics.

2005: Attended ECU but did not play football.

2004: Played freshman season at Elizabeth City State University.

High School: Earned two football letters for coach Steve Mallard at Hobbton High School ... A two-year all-conference, all-county and all-state (1A) performer ... Served as team captain senior season for Wildcats.

Personal: Full name is Jason Eugene Simmons ... Born September 23, 1986 at Raleigh, N.C. ... Major is communications ... Earned selection to the 2006-07 and 2007-08 ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Younger brother of current Pirate tailback Brandon Simmons.