|SIMON'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Kevin Charles Simon
Born: June 12, 1983
Coach at De La Salle High School: Bob Ladouceur
TENNESSEE TRIVIA - His high school, De La Salle, finished 2000 ranked No. 1 in USA Today Super 25 prep rankings.
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 19/18
2004 - Games/Starts: 2/2 ... Totaled five tackles before knee injury in second game ended season ... Second season-ending injury of college career and second major knee injury of football career ... All five tackles, including one for five-yard loss, along with one PBU and one QB hurry came vs. UNLV ... Injured early in Florida game ... Underwent knee surgery Sept. 30.
2003 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Led Vols with 115 tackles and had 41/2 sacks to tie for top honors ... Three quarterback sacks highlighted 12-tackle day against Marshall ... His 16 tackles led stingy defense as Vols' held Florida to 10 points in Swamp ... First career interception opened second quarter of 10-6 victory at Miami ... Limited during 2003 spring drills after undergoing January arthroscopic left knee surgery.
2002 - Games/Starts: 4/3 ... Starting debut against Middle Tennessee led to 11 tackles, two TFLs and fumble recovery in end zone ... Totaled nine tackles against Rutgers but saw season come to end with another injury ... This time, a broken right ankle against Scarlet Knights sent him to sidelines ... Missed final nine games of 2002 after undergoing October reconstructive right ankle surgery.
2001 - Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL - All-America by Parade, USA Today, PrepStar and SuperPrep ... Rivals.com Defensive Player of the Year ... Three-time All-State and 2000 Bay Valley MVP ... North Coast Player of the Year, Oakland Tribune Defensive Player of the Year, San Francisco Chronicle and Contra Costa Times Player of the Year ... Three-year starter at linebacker and featured running back as senior ... Recorded 141 tackles, forced four fumbles and had two interceptions ... Rushed for 1,283 yards and 16 TDs, helping De La Salle to fifth straight Division I state title with 13-0 record in 2000 and 37-0 mark over his three seasons ... Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Suffered severe knee injury in state high school all-star game and underwent surgery Jan. 22, 2001 ... Also played baseball.