Matt  Simms

12Matt Simms


Franklin Lakes, N.J.

High School:
Don Bosco Prep School

Last College:
El Camino (Calif.) C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210


Career Statistics

  • Games/Starts: 7/2
  • Played in seven games in 2011, threw for 289 yards
  • Started in two games against the top two ranked teams in the nation: #1 LSU and #2 Alabama
  • Played fourth quarter at #8 Arkansas (11/12), throwing for 30 yards on 3-of-5
  • Came on in relief of Justin Worley vs. #14 South Carolina (10/29) and threw for 46 yards on 5-of-12
  • Threw for 58 yards on 8-of-17 at #2 Alabama (10/22)
  • Started vs. #1 LSU (10/15) and threw for 128 yards
  • Came on for injured Tyler Bray vs. Georgia (10/8) and led Vols to only TD drive of game on a 1-yard TD rush. Threw for 39 yards on 4-of-6 on the final two drives for UT
  • Saw action in final two series vs Buffalo (10/1)
  • Played final two series vs. Montana (9/3), completed lone pass for 18 yds
  • Games/Starts: 11/8
  • Played in 11 games and started the first eight at quarterback
  • Completed 113-of-195 for 1,460 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions in 2010
  • Connected on 19-of-31 throws for 259 yards and a pair of TDs vs. Florida, setting career-best marks in completions and yards
  • First TD throw against the Gators was a 49-yard pass to Denarius Moore, while second score was a 35-yarder to Justin Hunter on fourth-and-6 in the fourth quarter
  • First career TD was a 42-yard strike to Moore in a 181-yard season opening effort vs. UT Martin
  • Tossed a career-high three TDs vs. UAB, including the game-winner on UT's first play of double overtime
  • Career-long throw of 72 yards went for his second score of the day
  • Also threw 34 times against the Blazers, a personal-high
  • Finished 10-of-13 (.769) against South Carolina, including a 12-yard TD
  • Completion percentage was a career best
  • Perfect on his first six pass attempts, which went for 119 yards
  • Completed 9-of-13 for 179 yards in three quarters at Georgia and eluded the Bulldogs' pass rush on third-and-12 in the second period to throw a 38-yard TD to Hunter
Junior College
  • Enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills
  • Appeared in 10 games for El Camino (Calif.) Community College, completing 159-of-269 (59.1 percent) passes for 2,204 yards with 17 touchdowns against only 12 interceptions
  • Helped El Camino to fourth consecutive league title
  • Coach at El Camino Community College - John Featherstone
  • Games/Starts: 2/0
  • Played at Louisville, completing 4-of-10 passes against Pittsburgh for 39 yards with an interception
  • Also participated briefly against Middle Tennessee
High School
  • Ranked as eighth-best player in New Jersey
  • Selected to PrepStar Magazine's All-Region team
  • Participated in U.S. Army All-American Bowl, completing 4-of-7 passes for 30 yards in that game
  • First team All-State by Associated Press as junior
  • During his three-year career, passed for more than 6,000 yards and 60 touchdowns
  • Threw for more than 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns as senior in leading Don Bosco to state title and perfect 12-0 record

  • Threw for 118 yards and TD in state championship win over St. Peter's
  • Passed for 2,744 yards and 30 touchdowns during junior season as Don Bosco advanced to state title game
  • Coach at Don Bosco Prep School - Greg Toal
Career Highs
  • Completions - 19 vs. UAB, 9/25/10, vs. Florida, 9/18/10
  • Attempts - 34 vs. UAB, 9/25/10
  • Yards - 259 vs. Florida, 9/18/10
  • Touchdowns - 3 vs. UAB, 9/25/10
  • Longest Completion - 72 vs. UAB, 9/25/10
  • Born on September 27, 1988



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