Name: Matt Simon III
School: Tusculum College
Position: Safety/Defensive Back
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Teach the young guys how to be a student athlete and to be a leader on the team.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Fast, Physical, Downhill.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I am a 6 year member at LA Fitness in Atlanta. I also have several trainers I go to weekly.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
As a back side Safety, I study the Quarterback, Tight End, and the backside Tackle to see if they have certain tendencies that indicate what play is coming. If I am playing Nickel Back I study the Wide Receiver to the strong side and by their alignment they can almost tell you what play is coming.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
My size and the ability to cover with that size and my ability to come downhill and hit.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My ability to become a leader with my skills on the field and to become a leader in my community. I want to open my own community gym for the young kids so that they can always have something to do when they are bored. Also, so that they won’t be in the streets doing things they shouldn’t be doing.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Im 21 years young. I am a smart man and I have never been in trouble. I played three sports growing up as a kid. I have been playing football since I was four years old. I have a very high football IQ and to play professional football has always been a dream of mine. I will be ready when the opportunity presents itself.