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#1 Andre Simmons
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
City/State: Blackville, S.C.
High School: Blackville-Hilda/Independence CC
Experience: Junior College

AT COLORADO: This Season (Sr.)-He was listed second at the "X" receiver position entering the fall.  He had a solid spring as he continues to learn the offense, and had five receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown in the three main spring scrimmages; his TD came on an 83-yard reception from Nick Hirschman in the spring game.

2009 (Jr.)-He saw action in 11 games, with one start at Oklahoma State (he did not play at Toledo).  He joined the team very late in fall camp after waiting for all his academic paperwork to be approved.  He had two receptions for 47 yards, the majority coming on a catch for 44 yards in the season opener against Colorado State, and also rushed one time for 15 yards (on a reverse versus Missouri).       

AT INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (2007-08/Fr.-Soph.)-He is listed on the Rivals.com junior college top 100 list as the No. 35 player overall and No. 6 wide receiver. He earned first-team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference honors at Independence Community College in Independence, Kan., as a sophomore in 2008.  He was named preseason first-team All-America by The Sporting News.  He had 31 receptions for 318 yards and a touchdown, two rushes for 17 yards, five punt returns for 55 yards and 16 kick returns for 367 yards.  After a solid freshman season, he was doubled teamed with a cornerback and safety on almost every play of the season.  As a freshman he had 60 receptions for 878 yards and eight touchdowns, 15 punt returns for 165 yards and one kick return for 12 yards.  He was named the KJCCC player of the week in the third week of the season when he set school records with 12 receptions for 232 yards and he also caught an 80 yard touchdown.  He led the National Junior College Athletic Association Region IV and KJCCC football players in receptions and receiving yards per game.  Independence CC was 2-7 his sophomore season and 4-4 his freshman year under coach David Ward. 

HIGH SCHOOL-He earned first-team All-State, All-Region and All-Area as a senior at Blackville-Hilda High School, when he set school records with 12 touchdown receptions for the season and career record for interceptions with 14.  He earned All-Region and All-Area honors his junior season.  In the first round of the state playoffs with BHHS leading Baptist Hill 7-6, he scored the game-clinching touchdown on a punt return late in the third quarter to make the score 14-6, which ended up being the final score. Against Barnwell his junior season, he converted on a key third down reception over three defenders as Blackville-Hilda defeated Barnwell, 21-20 in the final moments of the game.  He earned a total of four letters on the football field and Blackville-Hilda was a combined 53-4 in his four years there under coach David Berry, including 11-2 his senior season, 15-0 and South Carolina 1A State Champions his junior season, 14-1 and state runners-up his sophomore season and 13-1 his freshman season with a run to the state semifinals.  He also lettered four times on the basketball court and earned honorable mention All-Area as a junior and first-team All-Area and All-Region as a senior when he averaged 17 points and six rebounds per game.  He also played baseball as a sophomore at Blackville-Hilda.

ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Ethnic Studies at Colorado.

PERSONAL-He was born March 29, 1989 in Aiken, S.C.  A cousin, Emmanuel Livingston, played football at Highland Community College.  He enjoys hanging out with friends and shopping, but most of all spending time with his 5-year old son, Omarion.

Receiving High Games
Season G No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec Yds
2009 11 2 47 23.5 0 44 1 44

ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Rushing: 1-15, 15.0 avg., 0 TD (2009).

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