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2010: Eight games (zero starts), eight tackles, one interception, three passes defended
2011: 13 games (two starts), 42 tackles, two interceptions, 10 passes defended, one forced fumble
2012: 13 games (13 starts), 45 tackles, four interceptions, nine passes defended
As soon as Simon joined the Tigers, it was clear that he was immensely talented. Unfortunately, however, it was also clear that he would not see much time as a starter.
In a loaded defensive backfield, Simon was stuck behind the likes of Patrick Peterson, Morris Claiborne and Tyrann Mathieu.
This, though, did not deter Simon from making as large an impact as possible, given the situation. In his freshman year, despite seeing little playing time, he managed to make his presence felt, breaking up three passes and even picking off one pass.
Then, after the 2010 season, Peterson entered the NFL draft, freeing up playing time for Simon. He became the primary backup cornerback, still stuck behind Claiborne and Mathieu.
Simon's increased playing time, however, proved to be extremely beneficial to the Tigers defense. He broke out onto the scene, becoming a coverage nightmare for opposing offenses.
Finally, last season, he got his chance to become a full-time starter; Mathieu left the team, and Claiborne entered the draft.
Simon took advantage of the opportunity, continuing to display his vast coverage skills.
And now, after an incredible junior season, Simon tests his luck in the draft, where he will likely be selected in one of the middle rounds.
(All stats courtesy of LSUsports.net)