Travis Simmons
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Travis Simmons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mexico, Mo.

High School:
Mexico High

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290

Position:
Offensive Guard

Birthdate:
11/14/1988

12/15/2011

32 Current and Former MSU Student-Athletes Complete Degrees

Four Earn Academic Distinction

Fifth-year senior who is the only returning starter on the offensive line ... Has 27 college games under his belt and represents the second-most experienced player on the offensive side, next to RB Stephen Johnston (30).

2010: Started all 11 games at left guard ... Finished season with a 71-percent grade ... Helped Bears' offense finish 13th in the nation in total offense (425.45) and 11th in rushing (214.18) ... Named to MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for his 3.0 GPA during the spring 2011 semester.

2009: Played 8 games and started 3 of the last 4 ball games in his redshirt sophomore campaign ... Came off the bench to earn MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for team's 17-16 road win at Western Illinois with the Pound the Rock Award ... Started 3 of the final 4 games of the season, all 3 at left guard ... Saw significant time in final 6 games of the campaign ... Named to MVFC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10 and Athletic Director's Honor Roll with a 3.0 GPA.

2008: Earned a redshirt year with an injury and transitioned to offensive line.

2007: Played in 8 games as a defensive tackle and on special teams, recording 4 tackles ... Posted a pair of assisted tackles in home win over Indiana State (10/27/07) ... Also had stops in wins over Missouri S&T (8/30/07) and Illinois State (10/6/07).

High School: Four-year starter at offensive tackle and defensive tackle for Coach Bernie Rothrock at Mexico (Mo.) High ... Was a three-time all-North Central Missouri Conference and all-district pick, also claimed all-state honors his junior and senior years ... Was also a four-year track letterman.

Personal: Travis Lamar Simmons was born 11/14/88 in Mexico, Mo. ... He is the son of Ann Bruce of Mexico, Mo. and Thomas Simmons of Fulton, Mo. ... Has two brothers, Herbert and Thomas ... Majoring in Administrative Management.

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