Clyde Simmons

Clyde Simmons
Los Angeles Rams
Position: Assistant defensive line coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-08-04) August 4, 1964
Place of birth: Lane, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 292 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Wilmington (NC) New Hanover
College: Western Carolina
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 9 / Pick: 233
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 121.5
Interceptions: 3
Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at

Clyde Simmons Jr. (born August 4, 1964) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1986–1993), Arizona Cardinals (1994–1995), Jacksonville Jaguars (1996–1997), Cincinnati Bengals (1998), and the Chicago Bears (1999–2000). Simmons is currently the assistant defensive line coach for the Los Angeles Rams. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1991 and 1992. He led the NFL with 19 sacks in 1992 and finished his career 11th all time on the NFL sack list, with 121.5.

Simmons returned an interception for a touchdown against Jim Kelly and the Buffalo Bills in the 1996 NFL Playoffs.

He graduated from Western Carolina University. He played in the 1983 National Championship game.

After Football

Simmons worked for a mortgage company and spent some time as a probation officer. In 2010, he accepted an offer from Rex Ryan as a fellowship coach with the New York Jets.[1]


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