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Tampa Bay Signs WVU Receiver T.J. Simmons as UDFA



Nov 14, 2020; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver T.J. Simmons (1) catches a pass and runs for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Former West Virginia wide receiver T.J. Simmons appears to be signing as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After beginning his college career at Alabama, Simmons transfer to WVU in 2017. After sitting out a year to fulfill transfer requirements, Simmons had three consistent seasons as a WVU pass-catcher. In three years, Simmons made 86 receptions for 1,197 yards and nine touchdowns. He made at least 28 receptions all three years and eclipsed 400 receiving yards with four touchdowns in both 2019 and 2020.

Simmons is the third former Mountaineer to sign with a team since the NFL draft ended, joining defensive lineman Darius Stills and offensive lineman Mike Brown.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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