Edric Simmons - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 63


  • position Defensive Lineman
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 276
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Nashville, Tenn.
  • High school Brentwood Academy

High School
• Accepted a preferred walk-on position after a stellar career at Brentwood Academy
• Coached by Cody White
• Helped lead the Eagles to a 33-12 record during his four seasons as a starter on the defensive line
• Finished with 78 tackles, 6.0 sacks, 5.0 tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries as a senior
• Earned All-Region honors
• Named a Tennessee East-West All-Star
• Also played basketball and was on the wrestling and track teams at Brentwood Academy
• Chose Kentucky over Southeast Missouri State and Tennessee-Martin

• Born in Nashville, Tennessee
• Son of Latreca Pettigrew and Monroe Simmons
• Siblings are Keshawn Pettigrew, Layla Simmons and Tara Simmons
• Uncle, Brandon Taylor, was a linebacker at Ohio State
• Major is undecided

Edric Says
• His nickname is “Ed”
• He chose Kentucky because UK stayed honest and he loved the community and coaches
• His dream job is to be in the construction business and be a clothing designer
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he makes clothes
• Three words to describe him are cool, quiet and smooth

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