Arizona State senior safety and team captain Jordan Simone’s career is officially over due to injury. David Lombardi of ESPN reported the unfortunate news.
A fifth-year senior from the Seattle area, Simone posted 191 tackles (13.5 for a loss) to go with five sacks, four interceptions and a forced fumble. Sun Devils coach Todd Graham addressed Simone’s injury.
“He epitomizes our program,” Graham said. “He’ll still play a large leadership role for us, but my heart goes out to him.”
Simone also posted a message to his teammates on Twitter.
Simone will now focus on rehabbing his knee and then, perhaps, the NFL Draft. He is a strong tackler, so he’ll definitely stand a chance of getting selected so long as his rehab goes smoothly.
Campus Sports will update Simone’s recovery as it progresses.
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