3 - Barton Simmons
|High School:||Montgomery Bell Academy|
|Years at Yale:||***|
Notes: Career tackle leader with 151 among active Bulldogs ... Missed 2003 season while recovering from leg injury ... Big hitter with great quickness ... Has excellent knack for the ball ... Tough against the run ... Most experience of anyone in the secondary ... 2002: Earned second-team All-Ivy ... Third on the team with 55 tackles ... Best game came against Lehigh when he registered nine tackles and an interception ... Also recorded nine tackles against Dartmouth ... 2001: Started all nine varsity games ... Leading tackler on the team with 69 stops, 42 unassisted ... Led the team with three interceptions and nine passes defended ... Earned defensive back MVP award twice: against Penn for his 11 tackles and then against Brown for his six tackles and two interceptions ... 2000: Played all 10 varsity games ... Third on the team with three interceptions ... Made 27 total tackles ... Started two games while Than Merrill '01 was sidelined with ankle injury ... Turned in remarkable performance in first start, making 13 tackles and picking off a pass in win at Dartmouth ... Named Ivy League Defensive Player of Week after Dartmouth game ... Made six tackles against Fordham ... Strong special teams player ... Freshman MVP ... At Montgomery Bell Academy: Two-sport athlete lettering three times in football and four times in basketball while captaining both teams senior year ... Two-time state champions in football and basketball ... First team All-State, Division Defensive MVP, First-team All-Midstate, named to Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game and Nashville Elite Eleven in Midstate ... Received Walter Nipper Award for sportsmanship and was a Moss Oliver Award finalist ... Personal: Barton William Simmons, born Aug. 12, 1981 ... Son of Keith and Kay Simmons ... Morse College member.