The NFL Draft starts April 25.
ODUSports.com takes a look at the ODU defense this spring.
Eight former Monarchs will participate in front of NFL scouts.
20 students athleties will graduate Saturday
Finished the year with 49 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and a team-high four pass breakups ... Had career-best 10 tackles in dramatic win over New Hampshire ... Had seven tackles in both the Villanova and Delaware games ... Had a key sack to force a Delaware punt and had the game-clinching interception to seal the Delaware win ... Intercepted a pass for the second-straight game in ODU's win at Georgia State ... Had five tackles in the win at Georgia State ... Recorded two tackles in the win over W&M ... Nine career interceptions is tied for first in school history.
Appeared in all 13 games making 12 starts at safety ...Led safeties with 57 tackles (35 solo, 22 assisted) ...Had a career-high nine stops (5 solo, 4 assisted) against #20 UMass...Registered seven tackles (5 solo, 2 assisted) against #20 James Madison...Made a pair of sacks for a loss of 21 yards...Had a 12-yard against Villanova and a nine-yard sack against Richmond...Also had two interceptions...Was one of three Monarchs with a INT against the Panthers with a 33-yard return, the fourth longest INT return in school history...Has totaled six interceptions in his career...Forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble...
Appeared in all 11 games making eight starts at strong safety...Logged 38 tackles (15 solo, 23 assisted)...Registered a career-high 10 stops (5 solo, 5 assisted) against #14/16 Cal Poly...Made 2.5 tackles for loss of seven yards...Had a 37-yard interception at Hampton...Recorded one pass break-up and a QB hurry...
Started all 11 games at free safety...Led the Monarchs with four interceptions totaling 27 yards...Tied for first among FCS independents in interceptions...Caught interceptions in victories over Chowan, Jacksonville, Presbyterian, and N.C. Central...Fourth on the ODU roster in pass break-ups (4)...Captured a season-high and game-high nine tackles against Monmouth...
Second team All-Peninsula District... Recorded 105 tackles (36 solo), nine pass breakups, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior after totaling 49 tackles, four interceptions and eight pass breakups during his junior campaign... Posted the fastest 40-yard dash at the Peninsula Combine in May 2007 with a 4.44...
Born April 20, 1989...Son of David and Pamela Simmons...Majoring in sports management.
Devon Simmons' Career Stats