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Joshua Simon

  • position TE
  • height 6-4
  • weight 259
  • class Sixth Year
  • High school Crestwood HS
  • Hometown Dalzell, S.C.
  • Previous School Western Kentucky
  • position TE
  • height 6-4
  • weight 259
  • class Sixth Year
  • High school Crestwood HS
  • Hometown Dalzell, S.C.
  • Previous School Western Kentucky

Joshua Simon Bio

2023 Gamecock Toughness Award – Offense

2022 Second-Team Conference USA

2020 Third-Team Conference USA (Phil Steele)

2020 Honorable Mention Conference USA

2019 Honorable Mention Conference USA

2019 All-Freshman Conference USA

2019 Second-Team Freshman All-America (The Athletic)

Graduate transfer tight end who is in his sixth year overall and second at South Carolina… experienced player who brings leadership and toughness… began his career at Western Kentucky where he was an All-CUSA performer in three seasons… has played in 52 career games over the two stops with 30 starts… made 26 starts for the Hilltoppers over four seasons… caught 86 passes for 1,146 yards with 16 touchdowns at WKU… his 86 career receptions ranked third in WKU history for a tight end… scored a WKU school-record 16 touchdowns by a tight end.

2023 (Redshirt Senior)

Appeared in all 12 games this season, starting in four contests… earned starts against Furman, Mississippi State, Jacksonville State and Vanderbilt… finished third on the squad in receptions with 28 while ranking fourth with 256 receiving yards and tying for second in touchdowns with two… had at least one reception in each of the final eight games… scored his first touchdown in a Gamecock uniform against Florida, turning a screen pass into a 33-yard touchdown… logged a career-high seven receptions for 64 yards against Jacksonville State… hauled in all six of his targets in the win over Vanderbilt, accumulating a season-best 65 receiving yards… earned the Gamecock Toughness Award for the offense in the spring of 2023.

2022 (Redshirt Junior)

Played in all 14 games, making seven starts for WKU… earned second-team All-Conference USA honors… caught 20 passes for 273 yards with seven TDs… caught two passes for 49 yards and a pair of scores at Auburn… had a season-high four catches at Middle Tennessee… caught three passes for a season-high 55 yards against FIU… had a season-long 47-yard TD reception at Hawaii.

2021 (Junior)

Suffered a season-ending injury in the season opener… in that game versus UT Martin, he caught three passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns… redshirted.

2020 (Sophomore)

Started all 12 games in his second campaign, making 33 receptions for 370 yards and three touchdowns…  earned 2020 Conference USA Honorable Mention and Phil Steele All-CUSA Third Team honors… had multiple catches in 9-of-12 games, including a season-high six at UAB… reached the 80-yard mark twice, with 81 yards against the Blazers and a season-high 84 in the LendingTree Bowl vs. Georgia State… led the Hilltoppers with five “explosive” catches of 20+ yards, including a season-long 40-yard grab against the Panthers.

2019 (Freshman)

True freshman who appeared in all 13 games for the Hilltoppers, including six starts… earned Conference USA Honorable Mention honors and was named to the C-USA All-Freshman team… earned a spot on The Athletic Freshman Second-Team All-America unit… logged 30 receptions for 430 yards and four touchdowns in his debut season on The Hill… had one score in each of his first four games, as four of his first eight collegiate catches went for six points… his 77-yard touchdown catch-and-run vs. Louisville was a season-high… put up season-highs of six receptions for 106 yards in WKU’s First Responder Bowl victory… was the only tight end to have 100+ yards in a bowl game.

HIGH SCHOOL

Graduated from Crestwood High School in Sumter, S.C. in 2019… played for Knights’ head coach Roosevelt Nelson…  was invited to the Progress Energy Bowl North-South All-Star Game after his senior season… rated as the 44th best prospect in the state.

PERSONAL

Joshua L. Simon was born Nov. 27, 2000… earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Western Kentucky.