Q&A With ODU Football's Devon Simmons

April 03, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 3, 2009

A weekly Q&A with an Old Dominion University football player


Devon Simmons

Defensive Back

6-2, 180, Fr.

Newport News, Va.



When did you begin playing football?

8th grade year


Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My parents


Why did you choose to attend ODU?

New football program and great academics


What has been the biggest difference between high school football and college football?

Strength & Conditioning


What has it been the best part about being a member of ODU’s first football team in over 60 years?

Being able to set records


If you could play another position what would it be and why?

Wide receiver because I’m a playmaker


Favorite sports other than your own?



After meeting Coach Wilder for the first time, what were your thoughts?

He has high expectations


After meeting your position coach for the first time, what were your thoughts?

He makes a presentation


Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it?

Pray then listen to music


What is your funniest memory from an ODU practice thus far?

Me doing a flip in the end zone


If you could line up opposite any player in the NFL and go 1-on-1, who would it be and why?

Santonio Holmes


What song is stuck in your head right now?

My Shirt Off (Gucci)


What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I’m very good at baseball


What is your dream job?



What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

Delvecchios Pizza