Jason Simmons

Jason Lawrence Simmons (born March 30, 1976 in Inglewood, California) is a former American football strong safety and current assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.

Jason Simmons
Green Bay Packers
Position:Defensive backs coach
Personal information
Born:March 30, 1976 (age 42)
Inglewood, California
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Lawndale (CA) Leuzinger
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:1998 / Round: 5 / Pick: 137
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

College career

He was a 4-year letterman for Arizona State University, earning second-team All-Pacific-10 honors as a senior.

Charity work

In 2007, the Texans signed Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green to a four-year contract.[1] Green had worn the uniform number 30 throughout his career, but on the Texans, that number had been assigned to Simmons since 2002.[1] Green offered to purchase the right to use the number from Simmons, but Simmons instead devised a plan where he would give Green the number in exchange for his help in purchasing a home for a needy family.[1] Green contributed $25,000 to the cause, Simmons added $5,000 of his own, and Texans owner Bob McNair chipped in a further $25,000.[1] After soliciting applications, the players selected Regina Foster, a 37-year-old single mother whose seven-year-old son Reggie was afflicted with autism.[1] With their help, Foster purchased a $100,000 home near Reggie's school, and area businesses made additional contributions, such as groceries, furniture, electricity, and phone and internet service.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Garber, Greg. "Players parlay a jersey trade into a single mom's dream", ESPN.com, published November 21, 2007, accessed November 25, 2007.
1991 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 1991 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 1991 college football season. The only organization that has been found to have selected an All-Big Ten team in 1991 was the Associated Press (AP), based on voting by the media.The AP's All-Big Ten team was led by Michigan receiver Desmond Howard who was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Iowa defensive end Leroy Smith and Wisconsin cornerback Troy Vincent who were named the Big Ten Defensive Players of the Year. Howard led the conference with 985 receiving yards, 21 touchdowns from scrimmage, and 19 receiving touchdowns. Howard also won multiple national player of the year awards, winning the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.The 1991 Michigan Wolverines football team were undefeated in conference play and won the conference football championship. In addition to Desmond Howard, Michigan quarterback Elvis Grbac led the conference with a 161.7 passing efficiency rating and 25 passing touchdowns, and was selected as the first-team All-Big Ten quarterback for three consecutive years, receiving the honor in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Six other Michigan players received first-team honors from the AP, including running back Ricky Powers (1,197 rushing yards), offensive linemen Matt Elliott and Greg Skrepenak, defensive lineman Mike Evans, linebacker Erick Anderson, and kicker J. D. Carlson. Skrepenak was recognized as the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, and Michigan head coach Gary Moeller was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.The 1991 Iowa Hawkeyes football team under head coach Hayden Fry finished in second place in the conference with a 10–1–1 record, but placed only two players on the AP's all-conference first team. The Iowa honorees were center Mike Devlin and defensive lineman Leroy Smith. Smith was also named the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Year and the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year. Iowa quarterback Matt Rodgers was also selected by the AP as the second-team quarterback.The 1991 Ohio State Buckeyes football team under head coach John Cooper had four players named to the AP's all-conference first team. The Ohio State honorees were defensive linemen Alonzo Spellman and Jason Simmons, linebacker Steve Tovar, and offensive tackle Alan Kline.Indiana running back Vaughn Dunbar led the conference with 1,805 rushing yards and was selected as a first-team running back by the AP. Purdue tailback Corey Rogers was selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

1992 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 1992 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season. The organizations selecting All-Big Ten teams in 1992 included the Associated Press (AP).Only two players, Michigan running back Tyrone Wheatley and Purdue defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina were unanimously selected by the AP's media panel. They were also named the Big Ten's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively. Wheatley led the conference with 1,357 rushing yards, 7.3 rushing yards per attempt, 1,502 yards from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns from scrimmage. Simeon Rice of the Illinois Fighting Illini was selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.The undefeated 1992 Michigan Wolverines football team won the conference championship, compiled a 9–0–3 record, and landed eight players on the AP's first-team All-Big Ten squad. In addition to Wheatley, Michigan's first-team honorees included quarterback Elvis Grbac who led the country with a 150.2 passing efficiency rating and led the conference with 18 total touchdowns and 17 passing touchdowns. Michigan's other first-team players included wide receiver Derrick Alexander, offensive linemen Steve Everitt, Joe Cocozzo, and Rob Doherty, defensive tackle/outside linebacker Chris Hutchinson and defensive back Corwin Brown. Hutchinson was honored as the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, and Michigan head coach Gary Moeller was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.Ohio State and Iowa each landed three players on the AP's first team. The Ohio State honorees were all defensive players: linebacker Steve Tovar, nose tackle Greg Smith and safety Roger Harper. The Iowa honorees were tight end Alan Cross, defensive lineman Mike Wells, and defensive back Carlos James. Iowa center Mike Devlin was also recognized as the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Northwestern's Lee Gissendaner was selected as a first-team receiver after leading the conference with 68 receptions and 846 receiving yards.

1993 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 1993 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–1–1 record and were co-champions of the Big Ten Conference along with the Wisconsin Badgers (who received the Rose Bowl berth) including the 1993 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, where they won 28–21 against the Brigham Young Cougars.

1995 Jacksonville Jaguars season

The 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the team's first year in the National Football League.

1996 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

The 1996 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented the Arizona State University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A college football season. The team's head coach was Bruce Snyder, who was coaching his fifth season with the Sun Devils and 17th season overall. Home games were played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. They participated as members of the Pacific-10 Conference.

1997 Rose Bowl

The 1997 Rose Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game between the Arizona State Sun Devils of the Pacific-10 Conference and the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Big Ten Conference. The game was the 83rd edition of the annual Rose Bowl Game, held on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The game resulted in a dramatic 20–17 victory for the Buckeyes when Joe Germaine led a last-minute touchdown drive. Joe Germaine was named the Rose Bowl Player Of The Game. The loss remains infamous among Arizona State fans, as the loss cost them a chance at winning their only national championship. Had they won, they would've been the only undefeated team in the nation, and as a result, would've likely given the Devils at least a share of the national championship.

1997 Scottish Claymores season

The 1997 Scottish Claymores season was the third season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Jim Criner in his third year, and played its home games at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. They finished the regular season in third place with a record of five wins and five losses.

General manager Mike Keller resigned at the end of the season, wanting to pursue opportunities in the United States.

1998 NFL Draft

The 1998 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 18–19, 1998, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

Before the draft, there was much debate in the media on if the Indianapolis Colts would select Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf, both of whom were considered excellent prospects and future franchise quarterbacks, with the first overall pick. Leaf was considered to have more upside and a stronger throwing arm, while Manning was considered a prospect who was NFL ready and more mature.

On the day of the draft, the Colts selected Manning due to Leaf's disdain for Indianapolis. Manning went on to be a five-time Most Valuable Player award winner, the most of any player in NFL history, and a two-time Super Bowl champion, whereas Leaf was out of the NFL by 2002, and is considered one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.

1998 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 66th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

This season marked the first time since the 1991 season, that the Steelers failed to make the playoffs. Pittsburgh finished 7–9 after starting the season 5–2, losing their last five games to lose a spot in the playoffs. It was Bill Cowher's first losing record as coach of the Steelers.

The season was marked by a controversial ending to the team's Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions, where Jerome Bettis claimed he called the coin toss in overtime as "tails" although referee Phil Luckett heard "heads." The Lions won 19–16 and started the Steelers' losing streak to finish the season.

The inept plays of Kordell Stewart was cited as another conflict, as the fans slowly began to turn on him. After their 11–5 1997 season, Pittsburgh lost two key offensive components: Chan Gailey, the offensive coordinator who went on to become head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, and their leading receiver, Yancey Thigpen, a Pro Bowler for Pittsburgh in 1997, who joined the Tennessee Oilers.

2002 Houston Texans season

The 2002 Houston Texans season was the franchise's inaugural season and the city of Houston's first NFL season since the Houston Oilers left in 1997 to move to Tennessee to become the Titans. The Divisional Realignment also placed the Texans and Titans in the same division.

The Texans won their first-ever season game against the Dallas Cowboys 19–10 on Sunday Night Football. They were the first to do this since the 1961 Minnesota Vikings won 37–13 in their inaugural game. Head coach Dom Capers, who previously coached the expansion Carolina Panthers when they debuted in 1995, led the Texans to a 4–12 record.

2003 Houston Texans season

The 2003 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 2nd season in the National Football League and the 2nd under head coach Dom Capers. It saw the Texans make a one-game improvement on its initial season's record.

2004 Houston Texans season

The 2004 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 3rd season in the National Football League and the 3rd under head coach Dom Capers. It saw the Texans make a two-game improvement on its previous season record. This was the first season in franchise history where the Texans did not finish in last place in the AFC South. The Texans also earned their first victory over the Tennessee Titans, who preceded the Texans in Houston, this season.

2005 Houston Texans season

The 2005 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 4th season in the National Football League and the 4th and final season under head coach Dom Capers. The Texans completed the season with the worst record in franchise history (a record that would later be matched in 2013). This led to the Texans obtaining the first selection in the NFL Draft for the second time since the franchise formed in 2002. The team fired head coach Dom Capers after the season; he was replaced by Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.

2019 Green Bay Packers season

The 2019 season will be the Green Bay Packers' upcoming 99th season in the National Football League, their 101st overall and their first under new head coach Matt LaFleur. After suffering back-to-back losing seasons in for the first time since 1990–91 and missing the playoffs back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005–06, the Packers will look to improve on their 6–9–1 record from last year, and attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

Built to Last (Maestro album)

Built to Last is the fifth studio album by Canadian rapper Maestro, released December 9, 1998 on Attic Records. It was his first album released exclusively in Canada. Before its release, he shortened his alias Maestro Fresh-Wes to simply "Maestro". Singles from the album include "Stick to Your Vision" and "416/905 (T.O. Party Anthem)". It was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the 1999 Juno Awards.

Hawthorne, California

Hawthorne is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of 2010 it had a population of 84,293, up from 84,112 in 2000. In 2016 the population was 88,032.

Ohio State Buckeyes football statistical leaders

The Ohio State Buckeyes football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Ohio State Buckeyes football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Buckeyes represent the Ohio State University in the NCAA's Big Ten Conference.

Although Ohio State began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1944. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1944, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

The NCAA only began counting bowl games toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Buckeyes have played in 13 bowl games since then, giving many recent players an additional game to accumulate statistics. However, Ohio State's official record books included bowl games in single-season and career statistics long before the NCAA made it official policy.

The Big Ten instituted a championship game starting in 2011, allowing the top team in each division to play another game each season. The Buckeyes played in this game in 2013 and 2014 and 2017.

Since head coach Urban Meyer arrived in 2012, the Buckeyes have run a spread option offense. 2013 saw the most offensive yards in school history, and the 2014 team passed that mark. The emphasis on dual-threat quarterbacks has led to Braxton Miller and JT Barrett entering the leaderboards.These lists are updated through Ohio State's game against Michigan on November 24, 2018. The Ohio State Media Guide does not include 2010 statistics for Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron, and DeVier Posey due to NCAA sanctions. They are fully included in these lists, however.

Oswego Speedway

The Oswego Speedway (nicknamed "The Steel Palace", previously known as the Home of Champions and the "Indy of the East") is a race track in Oswego, New York. It was built in 1951 and today is an asphalt race track. The track is the Labor Day Weekend home of the 200-lap, non-wing, big-block supermodified Budweiser Classic and Race of Champions (a modified touring series event). In 2016 Oswego Speedway hosted the 45th edition of World Racing Group's Super DIRTcar Series Super DIRT Week. The speedway was covered by approximately 6,900 cubic feet of clay for DIRTcar modified drivers to compete in the NAPA 300, the richest dirt modified race in the world. The event took place Oct 5-9, 2016.

The track is located at 300 East Albany Street, Oswego, NY 13126, about 35 miles northwest of Syracuse near State Highway 481 just off Rt. 104; telephone 315-342-0646. The facility has covered and uncovered grandstands on the north side, as well as uncovered grandstands the south. Total seating is =/- 10,000.

Unpaved, open-field parking is available on both sides of Albany Street to the north and east of the "oval" track surface. (It is not truly an oval, but is more of a "four-corner" track. Banking is about thirteen degrees.)

Owned and operated for more than four decades by the Caruso family, the "Big O" is now owned and operated by Eric and John Torrese. Greg Furlong has won the Labor Day Weekend Classic event six times since 1999, and has finished on the podium on two other occasions. Famed Indianapolis 500 drivers Davey Hamilton, Bentley Warren and Joe Gosek are all Budweiser Classic winners. Warren won the Budweiser Classic six times from 1969 through 1998, as well as winning the ISMA Supernationals winged supermodified event in 1994 and 2006 (at the age of 66).

The modern Supermodified car is a front-engine / rear-drive vehicle with a big block Chevrolet engine mounted on the left side of the chassis to maximize kinetic force for left turns on the 5/8-mile, asphalt track. The normally aspirated, fuel-injected engines make 900 or more horsepower, or one horsepower or more for each two pounds of weight (1800-lb. minimum). Save for the roll cage extension, the cars may be no more than 36 inches high. Most cars have wedge-shaped bodywork to provide downforce. The fastest non-wing Supermodifieds are capable of circling the track in less than 16.5 seconds, averaging better than 136 miles per hour in the process.

Oswego Speedway Supermodified class track champions have included multi-time champs Nolan Swift (eight times, 1953–71),Otto Sitterly (eight times, 2006-2014,2018),Bentley Warren (seven times, 1983–93), Jim Shampine (seven times, 1967–79), Greg Furlong (four times, 2000–07), Eddie Bellinger, Sr. (three times, 1957–60), Doug Didero (three times, 1994–96) and Mike Muldoon (three times, 1997-1999).

Other classes running regularly at Oswego Speedway during the season that extends from April through September include the Oswego Speedway Small Block Supermodifieds, DART Asphalt Modified Tour cars, Buckeye Super (winged asphalt) Sprint Cars. The track also hosts the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) and Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) winged supermodifieds. Some Whelen Modified drivers occasionally race at Oswego including Matt Hirschman, his father Tony, Zane Zeiner, and Bryon Chew.

The fastest winged supermodifieds are capable of lapping the track in the low 15-second range at average speeds of 150 miles per hour, generating gravity forces of 4.0 and up.

Some Race of Champions winners have participated in NASCAR events. These include Brett Bodine, 1986 Daytona 500 winner Geoff Bodine, NASCAR Hall of Famer and modified legend Richie Evans, Brian Ross, Greg Sacks, Frankie Schneider, and Jimmy Spencer.

USA Rock Paper Scissors League

The United States of America Rock Paper Scissors League was a national competition league for the hand game rock paper scissors. The first national champion was crowned on 9 April 2006 at the USARPS League Championship, which was held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada and televised by the A&E Network on 12 June. Mario Anastasov (The champion) was awarded a $50,000 cash prize.

The 2007 USARPS League National Championship aired on ESPN2 on 7 July. Trey Wingo and "Master Roshambollah" (Jason Simmons) hosted, Leeann Tweeden was the tableside reporter, and Phil Gordon was the head referee. Mario Anastasov, of Odessa, Texas, beat David Borne in the final match to win first place and the $50,000 grand prize. Contestants came from across the nation to compete in Las Vegas.

The league was developed by marketer Matti Leshem, who as of 2009 remained the league's commissioner.A 2014 web article quoted Simmons as saying the League was defunct.

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