Players

John Simon
OLB #51
Height:
6-1
Weight:
250
Age:
27
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Youngstown, OH
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
43
SCK
3.0
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 163 110 53 13.0 0 4 1 26 -- 26 1 1 1
2017 IND 9 9 43 28 15 3.0 0 1 1 26 26 26 1 0 --
2016 HOU 11 5 51 32 19 3.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 HOU 16 8 53 39 14 5.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2014 HOU 11 0 12 7 5 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 BAL 7 0 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @LA L 9-46 6 5 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 ARI L 13-16 5 4 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 CLE W 31-28 6 4 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @SEA L 18-46 4 1 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 SF W 26-23 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @TEN L 22-36 11 6 5 1.0 0 1 1 26 26 26 1 0 --
7 JAX L 0-27 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @CIN L 23-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @HOU W 20-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 PIT L 17-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 TEN L 16-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @JAX L 10-30 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Placed on injured reserve by the Colts on December 5, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2017.
  • Signed to the Houston Texans active roster from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad on October 7, 2014.
  • Signed to the Ravens practice squad on August 31, 2014.
  • Released by Baltimore on August 30, 2014.
  • Selected by the Ravens in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
COLLEGE
  • Started 37-of-50 games played over the course of four seasons at Ohio State, tallying 154 tackles (81 solo), 43.0 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks and 10 passes defensed.
  • Has the distinction of being only the eighth two-time captain in school history and the first since James Laurinaitis in 2008 and 2009.
  • Twice named a semifinalist for the prestigious Lott IMPACT Award and in 2012 he was a finalist for the Fellowship of Christian Athlete's Bobby Bowden Award.
  • Capped his career being named the Big Ten Conference's 2012 Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and was also named the Big Ten's 2012 Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year after leading the conference in quarterback sacks (9.0) and ranking second with 14.5 tackles for loss.
  • His sacks and tackles for loss each ranked among the top 25 nationally and those numbers also boosted Simon to No. 7 all-time at Ohio State in both categories, with 20.5 sacks and 43.0 tackles for loss.
  • Named an All-Big Ten selection by both the media and the coaches and was a Third Team Associated Press All-America choice as both a junior and a senior.
  • In 2012, was a Second Team Walter Camp All-America choice and was voted as Ohio State’s team MVP.
  • Honored with Ohio State's Bill Willis Award as the team's outstanding defensive player as a junior after leading the Buckeyes with 7.0 sacks and 16.0 tackles for loss, figures that ranked fifth and seventh, respectively, in the Big Ten Conference.
  • As a true sophomore in 2010, he played in and started all 13 games and was named an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten choice.
  • Played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2009, recording 16 tackles on the season and was honored with the First Year Defensive Player Award.

PERSONAL

  • Attended Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio where he was a two-time all-state honoree and the state’s Division IV and northeast Ohio’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior when he posted 148 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks and three forced fumbles.
  • Helped his squad to three state title games and a regional semifinals appearance.
  • Played in the U.S. Army All-American game.
  • Was a member of the National Honor Society and was a Cardinal Mooney Ambassador.
  • Majored in sports and leisure studies.
  • Born in Youngstown, Ohio.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Placed on injured reserve by the Colts on December 5, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2017.
  • Signed to the Houston Texans active roster from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad on October 7, 2014.
  • Signed to the Ravens practice squad on August 31, 2014.
  • Released by Baltimore on August 30, 2014.
  • Selected by the Ravens in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
COLLEGE
  • Started 37-of-50 games played over the course of four seasons at Ohio State, tallying 154 tackles (81 solo), 43.0 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks and 10 passes defensed.
  • Has the distinction of being only the eighth two-time captain in school history and the first since James Laurinaitis in 2008 and 2009.
  • Twice named a semifinalist for the prestigious Lott IMPACT Award and in 2012 he was a finalist for the Fellowship of Christian Athlete's Bobby Bowden Award.
  • Capped his career being named the Big Ten Conference's 2012 Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and was also named the Big Ten's 2012 Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year after leading the conference in quarterback sacks (9.0) and ranking second with 14.5 tackles for loss.
  • His sacks and tackles for loss each ranked among the top 25 nationally and those numbers also boosted Simon to No. 7 all-time at Ohio State in both categories, with 20.5 sacks and 43.0 tackles for loss.
  • Named an All-Big Ten selection by both the media and the coaches and was a Third Team Associated Press All-America choice as both a junior and a senior.
  • In 2012, was a Second Team Walter Camp All-America choice and was voted as Ohio State’s team MVP.
  • Honored with Ohio State's Bill Willis Award as the team's outstanding defensive player as a junior after leading the Buckeyes with 7.0 sacks and 16.0 tackles for loss, figures that ranked fifth and seventh, respectively, in the Big Ten Conference.
  • As a true sophomore in 2010, he played in and started all 13 games and was named an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten choice.
  • Played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2009, recording 16 tackles on the season and was honored with the First Year Defensive Player Award.

PERSONAL

  • Attended Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio where he was a two-time all-state honoree and the state’s Division IV and northeast Ohio’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior when he posted 148 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks and three forced fumbles.
  • Helped his squad to three state title games and a regional semifinals appearance.
  • Played in the U.S. Army All-American game.
  • Was a member of the National Honor Society and was a Cardinal Mooney Ambassador.
  • Majored in sports and leisure studies.
  • Born in Youngstown, Ohio.