Clyde Simmons
Defensive line coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-08-04) August 4, 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth: Lane, South Carolina
Career information
College: Western Carolina
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 9 / Pick: 233
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 1986 1993)
 As coach:
* St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams ( 2012 2016)
Assistant defensive line coach
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pro Bowl (1991, 1992)
Sacks     121.5
Interceptions     3
Touchdowns     2
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).[1] He graduated from Western Carolina University, and played in the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA National Championship game.

He led the NFL with 19 sacks in 1992 and finished his career 11th all time on the NFL sack list, with 121.5. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1989, 1991 and 1992.[1] Simmons also returned an interception for a touchdown against Jim Kelly and the Buffalo Bills in the 1996 NFL Playoffs.

Post-playing career

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.[2]

Simmons was the assistant defensive line coach for the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams. The Rams had 217 total sacks during Simmons' tenure. With the Rams, Simmons coached three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle and the 2014 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Aaron Donald, and defensive end Robert Quinn, who set a single-season franchise record with 19 sacks in 2013.[1] In January 2017, he was hired by the Cleveland Browns to coach their defensive line.[1]


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