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    Salem Simon
    Salem Simon

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cleveland, Ohio

    High School:
    Benedictine

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 275

    Position:
    DL

    Birthdate:
    02/21/1979

    Eligibility:
    Sr.



    2001: Started all 11 games at defensive end ... Second on team in pass sacks with three ... Defensive line?s most experienced player ... Overcame reconstructive knee surgery in spring of 2000 ... Finished with a single-season-best six tackles-for-loss (45 yards) ... Also had eight quarterback hurries ... turned in one of his season?s best games against Minnesota with six tackles, four of which went for losses ... Two of the hits were sacks ... Also had two hurries vs. the Gophers ... Five tackles vs. Penn State ...Two assisted hits at Purdue ... Six tackles (four solos) vs. Iowa.

    2000: Played in 10 games, starting one ? Sat out the first two games of the season after reconstructive knee surgery in the offseason ? Suffered the injury during spring practice and was back in the lineup in less than five months ? Had 37 tackles, 17 solo, and five tackles for loss ? Broke up one pass ? Recovered fumbles against Michigan State and Illinois ? Named Defensive Big Playmaker once.

    1999: Played in all 11 games, starting 10 at right defensive end ... Recorded 32 tackles, including a season high six against Duke ... Recorded his first career sack against Miami (Ohio) ... Finished second on the team with seven quarterback hurries ... Had five tackles for loss and broke up two passes ... Earned champion performance recognition four times.

    1998: Played in all 12 games, starting three at right defensive end ... Recorded 18 tackles, two tackles for loss and one pass break up ... Made his first career start at Michigan State ... Deflected a pass that led to Darryl Hodge's interception vs. the Spartans.?

    1997: Did not see any game action.

    High School: A member of the all-state and all-district teams ... Team captain ... All-Talan Dauey first team ... Selected to the Big 33 team ... Recorded 19 sacks his senior season ... Had two sacks in the state championship game ... Benedictine was 12-1 his senior season and won the state championship ... Played in the Ohio North-South Game and Big 33 game... High school coach was Alan Hodakievic ... Also lettered in track ... Member of the honor roll.

    Personal: Born Salem Thaddeus Simon on 2/21/79 ... Son of Richard and Carol Simon Robinson ... Communication studies major.

    Simon's Career Stats

    Year	GP	ST	AT	TT	TFL	INT	PBU	FR	FF	SAk
    1998	12	9	9	18	1/5	0/0	1	0	0	0/0
    1999	11	11	21	32	5/15	0/0	2	0	0	1/8
    2000	10	17	20	37	5/14	0/0	1	2	0	0/0
    2001	11	22	18	40	6/45	0/0	1	0	1	3/27
    CAREER	44	59	68	127	17/79	0/0	5	2	1	4/35