Prior to UTA: Comes to UTA after playing his sophomore season at Barton County Community College...went 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA in 10 appearances...made eight starts with two complete games...struck out 33 in 35.2 innings...played his freshman season for coach Tom Arrington at San Jacinto JC...went 3-0 with one save as a reliever...red-shirted one year for the Gators...was a four-year letterwinner at Timpson High School...earned district MVP honors as a senior...four-time all-district performer...team defensive MVP as a junior and senior...recorded over 100 strikeouts in last two seasons...earned all-district accolades on the hardwood as a senior...selected as the team defensive MVP as a junior and senior...two-time first team all-district performer on the gridiron ...defensive MVP his final two years...honorable mention all-district as a sophomore... recruited by Memphis and North Texas to play defensive back...elected a scholar athlete as a senior...member of the Beta Club.
Personal: Son of Gladys and Ron Simon...born Feb. 7, 1984...sister, Chaska Hooper, runs track at UTA...cousin, Tyrone Young, played football at Murray State...a sports management major at UTA.
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