Deon Simon is a defensive tackle for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northwestern State.
In high school, Simon played defensive line and was named as his team’s MVP as a junior after recording three sacks in one game. Simon was First Team All-District as a junior after stacking up 71 tackles and 10 sacks, along with 5 tackles for loss and 2 fumble recoveries, although he missed lots of action with an ankle injury. He received scholarship offers in 2009 from Kentucky, Colorado, Central Florida, and Southern Mississippi before a 2009 knee injury. He returned to rack up 10 sacks as a senior, and moved on to Northwestern State.
In 2013 at Northwestern State, Simon started all 12 games at defensive tackle and recorded 42 total tackles including seven for loss. He had a personal-best eight tackles and 1.5 sacks against Central Arkansas including a key stop inside own 10. The massive tackle also collected seven tackles and a sack against Nicholls. He added five tackles and a sack against UAB and five tackles and one-half sack against Langston. For his effort he was an All Southland Conference Honorable Mention in his junior season along with being named as an all-conference Honorable Mention.
As a senior, Deon Simon was limited to seven games due to a knee injury. He recorded 26 tackles and 5.5 tackles in those seven games, including one sack. Simon rose throughout the NFL Pre-Draft process, beginning with a strong showing at the Senior Bowl. He then enjoyed a strong NFL combine, where Simon led all participants with 35 reps on the 225-pound bench press. Simon has excellent size and is a naturally strong man.
The featured size 14 green and white nike alpha menace cleats were issued to Deon Simon for the the New York Jets 2017 Color Rush Game. The game featured the Jets against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday Night Football on November 2nd, 2017. Jets running back Matt Forte ran for two touchdowns and an overwhelming defense sacked Tyrod Taylor seven times to lead the Jets to a 34-21 victory. The Jets donned an all green look while the Bills went with an all-white look.
Since Simon spent most of the season on the practice squad he didn’t get to wear these for game action but did wear them for practice. The Jets strong man has signed the cleats and added “Practice Worn” and “Go Jets!!” in silver. The cleats show light wear. Unique item for a Jets Fan!!!