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Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Freshman Team by BTN.com.
Season: Appeared in all 13 games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017.
Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Logged his first career stop, a combined tackle for loss with Brandon Smith in the fourth quarter...One of 10 Penn Staters to register their first career tackles in the game...Was a part of a defense that logged 14.0 tackles for loss, the most since recording 15.0 vs. Temple in 2015. Georgia State (9/16): Had one tackle. Indiana (9/30): Contributed one quarterback hurry. at Northwestern (10/7): Totaled a career-best four tackles...Logged his first career solo tackle for loss in the second quarter...Part of a defensive line that earned the coaching staff's Defensive Player of the Week. at Ohio State (10/28): Logged one tackle. at Michigan State (11/4): Totaled three tackles...Had his first career sack on a solo takedown of Brian Lewerke in the third quarter. Rutgers (11/11): Made three tackles, including a solo tackle for loss. at Maryland (11/25): Had one tackle and one quarterback hurry. vs. Washington (12/30): Posted a solo tackle for loss in the fourth quarter for his lone tackle.
➤ 2016 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
A four-year letterwinner for head coach Elijah Brooks at DeMatha Catholic...Played with Mark Allen at DeMatha Catholic...Named team captain as a senior in 2015...Helped lead the Stags to an 11-1 mark and their third-straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) title in 2015...Selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando...Voted captain of Team Armour at the All-America Game...Invited to play in the U.S. All-America Game...Named All-USA Defense second team by USA Today...Named U.S. Army National Player of the Year in 2013...Washington Post All-Met Defensive Player of the Year...Two-time consensus all-state pick in Maryland in 2014 and 2015...Two-time first-team Washington Post All-Met honoree...First-team All-WCAC as a junior and senior in 2014 and 2015...Invited to Nike’s “The Opening” in 2015...Had 82 tackles, 16 sacks, 23 tackles for loss and forced three fumbles as a senior...Played both ways for DeMatha, also lining up as a tight end...A consensus four-star recruit by all four major recruiting outlets - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Tabbed as the No. 14 prospect on the ESPN300 list for the 2016 class...Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Maryland by ESPN...Named as the No. 6 defensive end in the nation by Rivals...Ranked No. 75 in the Scout100 list...Ranked as the No. 9 defensive end in the 2016 class by Scout...Rated the No. 41 prospect in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Maryland by 247Sports...Earned Dean’s List honors in the first quarter of 2015 Honor Roll student.
Full name is Shane Mychal Simmons...Son of Walter and Jennifer Simmons...Hobbies include hanging out with friends and family in his spare time...Has aspirations of one day owning his own business...Born on June 26, 1997 in Laurel, Maryland.