Jeffery Simmons Turf Field
The Jeffery Simmons Turf Field is located at the Starkville Sportsplex. Completed in May 2022, the $1.1 million playing field is used for football, soccer, community events, and a number of sports tourism events. In July 2022, NFL Pro Bowler Jeffery Simmons entered into a $75,000 sponsorship agreement with Starkville Parks & Recreation. Not only will this agreement feature the name and logo of the local professional athlete and philanthropist, but it also lists the Starkville Sportsplex as the home of the Jeffery Simmons Football Camp until 2032.
About the Jeffery Simmons Football Camp
Each year, Jeffery Simmons returns home to Mississippi to host his free football camp. During the camp, hundreds of kids from Starkville and surrounding areas are afforded the opportunity to learn and sharpen their football skills, fundamentals, and sportsmanship from standout NFL players, collegiate players, league veterans, and local coaches. Throughout the camp, campers are encouraged to compete at a high level, with an awards ceremony closing each day.
About Jeffery Simmons
Jeffery Bernard Simmons, Jr. is an American football defensive end for the Tennessee Titans. A five-star prospect from Noxubee County High School, Jeffery played collegiate football at Mississippi State University, after turning down offers from Ole Miss and the University of Alabama.
While at MSU, Jeffery started as a true freshman but had his breakout season in 2017 when he was named to the 2017 All-SEC Team. He declared for the NFL draft in 2018, and in 2019, was drafted by the Titans as the 19th overall pick.
While building upon his NFL career, Jeffery continues to gain momentum as one of the top defensive players in the country. Since 2019, he totals 135 combined tackles, 84 solo tackles, 13.5 sacks, 12 passes defended, 3 fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble.