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John Simon
LB #94
Height:
6-1
Weight:
252
College:
Ohio State
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 9 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 HOU 2 3 2 1 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 BAL 7 4 4 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Download 2011 Bio Update Transactions

John Simon was selected by the Ravens in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

College Honors

• Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
• First-team All-Big Ten by the media and coaches (2012)
• Second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation (2012)
• Ohio State Team MVP (2012)
• Two-time third-team All-American by the Associated Press (2011-12)

College Career

• Totaled 154 tackles (81 solo), 20.5 sacks, 10 PD, 3 FRs and 43 TFL
• Saw action in 50 games, including 37-consecutive starts
• Was just the eighth two-time (2011-12) team captain in Ohio State history
• Finished his career ranked seventh all time at Ohio State in sacks (20.5) and TFL (43)

2012: (11/11) Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, third-team All-American by the Associated Press, first-team All-Big Ten by the media and coaches and team MVP after leading the Big Ten with a career-high 9 sacks (-73 yards)... Added 44 tackles (22 solo), 14.5 TFL (second in the Big Ten) and a career-high 4 PD...Broke his 37-consecutive games started streak when he missed the season finale against Michigan (knee), as the Buckeyes finished with a 12-0 regular season and a No. 3 national ranking

• Named Big Ten Player of the Week after tying a school record with 5 TFL (-24 yards), including 2 sacks and a FF, against Nebraska
• Recorded a career-high 4 sacks (-36 yards - fourth-most yards lost for a game at Ohio State) against Wisconsin

2011: (13/13) Named third-team All-American by the Associated Press as he established career highs in tackles (53) and TFL (16 - seventh nationally), adding 7 sacks (fifth nationally) and 3 PD

• Netted a career-high 10 tackles against Indiana
• Posted 8 tackles, including 4 TFL (-16 yards), vs. Illinois

2010: (13/13) Named honorable mention Big Ten after posting 41 tackles (22 solo), 8.5 TFL, 3 sacks and 2 PD

• Produced a season-high 6 tackles against Wisconsin
• Recorded 2 tackles and a FR, which he returned 30 yards for a TD vs. Minnesota

2009: (13/0) Contributed 16 tackles, 4 TFL, 1.5 sacks and 1 PD, earning the coaches’ First Year Defensive Player Award

• Recorded 2 solo tackles against New Mexico State
• Netted 2 solo tackles at Indiana

High School, Personal: Prepped at Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown, OH) HS, where he was a two-time All-State honoree, helping the Cardinals to three state title games and a regional semifinals appearance...Was Ohio’s Division IV and NE Ohio’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior when he had 148 tackles, 13 TFL, 11 sacks and 3 FFs...Played in the U.S. Army All-American game and was a member of the National Honor Society and a Cardinal Mooney Ambassador... Majored in sports & leisure studies at Ohio State.

Download 2011 Bio Update Transactions

John Simon was selected by the Ravens in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

College Honors

• Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
• First-team All-Big Ten by the media and coaches (2012)
• Second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation (2012)
• Ohio State Team MVP (2012)
• Two-time third-team All-American by the Associated Press (2011-12)

College Career

• Totaled 154 tackles (81 solo), 20.5 sacks, 10 PD, 3 FRs and 43 TFL
• Saw action in 50 games, including 37-consecutive starts
• Was just the eighth two-time (2011-12) team captain in Ohio State history
• Finished his career ranked seventh all time at Ohio State in sacks (20.5) and TFL (43)

2012: (11/11) Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, third-team All-American by the Associated Press, first-team All-Big Ten by the media and coaches and team MVP after leading the Big Ten with a career-high 9 sacks (-73 yards)... Added 44 tackles (22 solo), 14.5 TFL (second in the Big Ten) and a career-high 4 PD...Broke his 37-consecutive games started streak when he missed the season finale against Michigan (knee), as the Buckeyes finished with a 12-0 regular season and a No. 3 national ranking

• Named Big Ten Player of the Week after tying a school record with 5 TFL (-24 yards), including 2 sacks and a FF, against Nebraska
• Recorded a career-high 4 sacks (-36 yards - fourth-most yards lost for a game at Ohio State) against Wisconsin

2011: (13/13) Named third-team All-American by the Associated Press as he established career highs in tackles (53) and TFL (16 - seventh nationally), adding 7 sacks (fifth nationally) and 3 PD

• Netted a career-high 10 tackles against Indiana
• Posted 8 tackles, including 4 TFL (-16 yards), vs. Illinois

2010: (13/13) Named honorable mention Big Ten after posting 41 tackles (22 solo), 8.5 TFL, 3 sacks and 2 PD

• Produced a season-high 6 tackles against Wisconsin
• Recorded 2 tackles and a FR, which he returned 30 yards for a TD vs. Minnesota

2009: (13/0) Contributed 16 tackles, 4 TFL, 1.5 sacks and 1 PD, earning the coaches’ First Year Defensive Player Award

• Recorded 2 solo tackles against New Mexico State
• Netted 2 solo tackles at Indiana

High School, Personal: Prepped at Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown, OH) HS, where he was a two-time All-State honoree, helping the Cardinals to three state title games and a regional semifinals appearance...Was Ohio’s Division IV and NE Ohio’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior when he had 148 tackles, 13 TFL, 11 sacks and 3 FFs...Played in the U.S. Army All-American game and was a member of the National Honor Society and a Cardinal Mooney Ambassador... Majored in sports & leisure studies at Ohio State.