The senior stepped up to fill the Red Devils’ vacancy at quarterback, performing admirably and was a steady presence in that role.
“It just goes to show you what kind of a young man he is,” said Druid Hills coach Kip Hall. “Most folks would be concerned about it ruining their [college recruiting] chances, but Kyle was selfless enough to do it … and he played well for us.”
Simmons, the throwing quarterback in the Red Devils’ wildcat scheme, connected on 85 of 138 pass attempts — good for a 61.6 completion rate — for 1,039 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The senior signal caller was among several bright spots in the team’s 2012 season. Druid Hills had 11 players receive All-Region honors.
Simmons was a key driving force in this banner season, his taking on such a huge responsibility with no qualms a good example of a player not putting himself before the team. His sacrifices aside, expect more good things out of him on the gridiron.
Said Hall: “Every coach wants players like Kyle … we were fortunate enough to have him on our side.”