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Meet the Rookie: WR Tyler Simmons

Meet Texans rookie, wide receiver Tyler Simmons.

-Hometown: Powder Springs, Georgia

-6-0, 201 pounds

-In his four-year career at Georgia, Simmons played in 48 games and caught 35 passes for 438 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 220 yards on 17 carries, scoring two touchdowns.

-In 2019, Simmons played in all 14 games, with 12 starts and finished with 21 catches for 255 yards, 12 rushes for 89 yards and nine punt returns for 143 yards.

-Simmons was a 2019 co-winner of Kevin Butler Special Teams MVP, given at Georgia's post-season awards gala. He was part of a senior class that won 44 games, tied for most in school history.

-In 2018, he was one of three winners of the team's Charley Trippi Award awarded to the most versatile player. Simmons recorded 269 all-purpose yards that season, including rushing for a career-high 131 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 26.2 yards per attempt.

-Simmons is one of 10 Bulldogs that will be NFL rookies this season, including running back D'Andre Swift (Detroit Lions) and quarterback Jake Fromm (Buffalo Bills).

-In the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl against Baylor, Simmons caught four passes for 47 yards and rushed for 22 yards on three carries for the Bulldogs.

-His father, Shon, played football at Morehouse College.

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