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Tyrae  Simmons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ridgeland, S.C.

High School:
Ridgeland-Hardeeville HS

Last College:
College of the Sequoias

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 297

Position:
OL

Experience:
1L

Transfer offensive lineman from College of the Sequoias, joined program in August 2016 ... Played in five games as junior ... Listed as backup left guard entering 2017.

2016 (Junior): Saw action in five games in first season with Bears ... Graded out at 83 percent with four knockdowns on the year ... Season-best grade of 85 percent against Rice ... Added three knockdowns against Rice ... Had 84 percent grade in season-opening win over Northwestern State ... Also saw playing time against Kansas, SMU and in bowl win over Boise State.

Junior College (College of the Sequoias): Played two seasons at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif., under head coach Irv Pankey ... Named Sequoias team MVP and 2015 NCFC All-Conference at left tackle following sophomore season ... Also named COS men's "Giant of the Year" ... Started on defensive line as freshman in 2014, totaled 22 tackles (10 solo) and assisted sack for minus six yards.

High School: Prepped at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School in Ridgeland, S.C., under head coach Blake Raley ... Named 2013 Class AA All-State and selected to Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl North-South All-Star game following senior season ... Named 2013 first-team All-Area by The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette ... Made 40 pancake blocks as tackle and guard, and was three-for-three on PATs as senior ... Selected Class AA All-Region, lineman of year and team captain as senior.

Personal: Son of Rodney Goethe and Robin Simmons ... Majoring in health, kinesiology and leisure studies.

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