As a junior (2008):
Appeared in 46 games, including 32 starts (25 at catcher, six as designated hitter, one in right field)...came up big against ranked opponents by batting .588 (10-17) with two doubles, a home run and seven RBI against UCF, Florida and Florida State...went 3-for-3 with a home run and a career-high four RBI at Florida State (5/7)...batted 3-for-5 while tying a career best with two doubles against Florida State (4/2)...tied a career-high with three runs at Belmont (3/8)...also tallied home runs at Campbell (4/12) and vs. Georgia Southern (5/13)...tied for the team lead with two triples.
As a sophomore (2007): Appeared in 44 games, including 25 starts (22 at catcher, three at DH)…tied for third on the squad with five home runs…tallied a career-best two home runs against North Florida (5/5)…drove in a season-high three RBI at South Alabama (2/24) and vs. UConn (3/7)…also tallied a triple and home run in the same game against the Huskies…notched a career-best two doubles against Lipscomb (5/19)…scored a career-high three runs vs. La Salle (3/4)…gunned down 14-of-29 base runners on the year (.483)…led all catchers with only two passed balls.
As a freshman (2006): Appeared in 42 games, including 35 starts behind the plate...due to injuries, he was forced into action at the beginning of the year and earned A-Sun all-freshman team honors...went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI at Florida Atlantic (4/29)...also drove in a season-high three runs at North Florida (4/7)...hit his first collegiate home run against South Florida (2/18)...tallied his first triple against Stetson (4/15)...led all catchers by gunning down 15-of-41 baserunners (.366).
High School: Three-year starter as a catcher at Terry Parker High School for coach Mark Lassiat…as a junior, he earned first team all-conference honors after batting .395 with four home runs, 11 doubles and a team-high 32 RBI…as a sophomore, he received second team all-conference accolades after batting .420 with a home run, 10 doubles and 15 RBI…also lettered two years in swimming and football.
Personal: Born June 17, 1987 in Jacksonville…son of Brenda Simmons…has a sister, Rebecca; and a brother, Jarrod…cousin, Robbie, currently plays football at Illinois State…major is geography.