Position
Cornerback
Height
6'3
Weight
193 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Eunice, La.
Major
General Studies
High School
Eunice HS

Fifth-Round 2013 NFL Draft Pick (Seattle Seahawks) – No. 138 Overall

CAREER
Played in 34 games with 15 starts, including all 13 games in 2012, during his LSU career … Exceptional cover corner with great size and quickness ranked among the best in the SEC … Blossomed as a freshman and was solid as LSU’s No. 3 cornerback in nickel and dime packages as a sophomore in 2011 … Opted to forgo final season with the Tigers following his junior year and entered into the 2013 NFL Draft.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Started all 13 games at cornerback … Led the team in pass breakups with nine and in interceptions with four … Finished with 45 tackles … Capped season with seven solo tackles vs. Clemson in bowl game … Tallied his fourth interception of the season to go with two pass breakups in win over Arkansas … Recorded an interception and two pass breakups in win over Ole Miss … Finished with five tackles and a PBU versus Mississippi State … Picked off a pass and tallied five tackles at Texas A&M … Recovered a fumble against Towson … Recorded his first interception of the season and fourth of his career at Auburn on the final play of the game to seal LSU’s win … Exceptional cover corner with great size and quickness who ranks among the best in the SEC … Took over for the departed Morris Claiborne as the full-time starter at corner.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
One of the SEC’s top cover corners, who played in 13 games with two starts … Saw plenty of action during LSU’s nickel and dime situations … Ranked third in the SEC in pass breakups with 10 and was one of only four players in the SEC to register double-digits in that category … Led LSU with 12 passes defended and finished sixth in the SEC in that category … Picked off two passes on the year … Added 42 tackles, including 30 that were solo, to go along with 2.5 tackles for a loss of five yards … Picked off his second pass of the season in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia and also posted a PBU … The acrobatic pick set up an LSU touchdown in the third quarter and gave the Tigers a commanding lead … Earned three tackles, one PBU and one forced fumble against Arkansas … Missed the Auburn game for a violation of team rules … Posted two PBUs at Tennessee … Tallied two PBUs and half a tackle for a loss against Kentucky … Recorded six solo stops, one TFL and one PBU at West Virginia … Tied his career best with eight tackles at Mississippi State … Had a stellar opener against Oregon as he racked up a career-high eight tackles, one TFL, one interception and three PBUs.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Saw action in eight games with no starts … Tallied nine total tackles, including three solo, during the season … Showed off his cover skills in the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M with a pair of pass breakups and his first career interception … Recorded his first pass breakup when he swatted a pass away from Julio Jones of Alabama early in the third quarter to halt a Crimson Tide drive … Registered a season-high three tackles against Louisiana-Monroe.

HIGH SCHOOL
Versatile athlete who played both wide receiver and cornerback in high school … A member of the Rivals.com Top 250 and rated the No. 18 athlete … Also a SuperPrep All-American and rated the No. 13 safety by Scout.com … Earned a four-star rating from both Rivals and Scout.com … Named to the Times-Picayune Blue-Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 … Ranked in the TAKKLE Top 200 … Caught 29 passes for 671 yards and four touchdowns as a senior despite missing several games with a shoulder injury … Also rushed for 122 yards and four TDs as a senior and registered 13 interceptions in his career … Coached by Paul Trosclair.

PERSONAL
Full name is Tharold Dwight Simon … Born March 6, 1991, in Eunice, La. … Has two brothers, Sam and Mark … Majoring in general studies.

CAREER HIGHS 
Total tackles: 8, twice (Last: at Mississippi State, 2011)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, twice (Last: at West Virginia, 2011)
PBUs: 3 vs. Oregon, 2011
Interceptions: 1, seven times (Last: at Arkansas, 2012)

SIMON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR
2010

8-0

3

6

9

0-0

0-0

3

0

1-0

0

0-0

2011

13-2

30

12

42

2.5-5

0-0

10

1

2-(-2)

1

0-0

2012 13-13 35 10 45 0-0  0-0 9 0 4-43 0 1-0

Totals

34-15
68
28
99
2.5-5
0-0
22
1
7-41
1
1-0
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