Lafayette's Simmons goes from sideline to national stage

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Lafayette's Kyle Simmons
Lafayette's Kyle Simmons

Sept. 23, 2011

Maybe Frank Tavani should bench every one of his starters this week when his Lafayette College Leopards travel to Stony Brook.

After all, his benchings seem pretty effective.

Tavani sent senior safety Kyle Simmons to the sideline last Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania and started freshman Shane Black instead.

It was the first time in 13 games that Simmons, a Plum, Pa., native, didn't figure in the Leopards' starting lineup.

So all Simmons did once he got in the game was intercept two passes, returning one for a touchdown, and make 15 tackles to lead Lafayette to a 37-12 beatdown of the preseason Ivy League favorites.

For the complete article by Brad Wilson of the Easton (Pa.) Express-Times click here

For more on Simmons, read this article by Paul Reinhard of the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call