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Q&A With ODU Football's Devon Simmons

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 03, 2009
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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.

Denbigh

 

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?

Baseball

 

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?

President

 

What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

Delvecchios Pizza

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