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2009 (Freshman): 13 games, 16 tackles, six solo, four for loss, 0.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
2010 (Sophomore): 13 games, 41 tackles, 22 solo, 8.5 for loss and three sacks.
2011 (Junior): 13 games, 53 tackles, 31 solo, 16 for loss and seven sacks.
2012 (Senior): 11 games, 44 tackles, 22 solo, 14.5 for loss, nine sacks, four passes broken up and one forced fumble.
Simon was a victim of the numbers game at Ohio Sate early in his career. He was stuck behind the likes of Doug Worthington and fellow 2013 NFL draft prospect Johnathan Hankins on the Buckeyes' depth chart as a freshman in 2009.
He did start all 13 games as a sophomore and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors. His 8.5 tackles for loss ranked third on the team behind current NFL players Cameron Heyward and Brian Rolle.
2011 saw Simon break out big time. He won the Bill Willis Award as Ohio State's most outstanding defensive player. He finished first on the team and seventh in the conference with 16 tackles for loss and led Ohio States with seven tacks.
Simon was named the Big Ten's top defensive player as a senior in 2012, recording a team-high nine sacks and four passes broken up from the defensive line.
All statistics provided by CFB Stats.