Q&A With ODU Football's Jeremie Simmons

November 07, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 7, 2008

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



Jeremie Simmons

Running Back


Norfolk, Va.


When did you begin playing football?

In began playing football at the age of 8


Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My mother


Why did you choose to attend ODU?

Because it was close to my family


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

The speed and the amount of talent that everyone has.


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

 The best part about it would be that I’m the first in so long.


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

It would be safety because I love to hit and love the contact.


Favorite sports other than your own?

Basketball, Volleyball


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

 That he was really excited about this football program.


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

 That he really intended on making me better.


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

Just joking around with the team and listening to music.


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

When Coach Wilder started saying a line that the younger guys say while stretching.


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

It would be LaDainian Tomlinson because he is my role model.


What song is stuck in your head right now?

Bricks by Gucci Mane


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

I’m not as big as I seem


What is your dream job?

To play in the NFL


What is your most valued possession?

A picture of my great grandmother


What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

The Webb Cafe