East Lansing, MI – Michigan State's season might be over, but its student-athletes aren't done receiving accolades.
Tuesday afternoon, they were named to the AP All-Big Ten second team.
Simmons ranks third in the league for tackles (75), averaging 10.7 per game, trailing only Olakunle Fatukasi (Rutgers) and Nick Niemann (Iowa).
He recorded double-digit tackles in six of Michigan State's seven games this season:
- 11 vs. Rutgers
- 11 vs. Michigan
- 14 vs. Indiana
- 13 vs. Northwestern
- 12 vs. Ohio State
- 10 vs. Penn State
Brown is tied for second in the FBS with five interceptions behind NU's Brandon Joseph and ended his career in East Lansing with a team-high four pass break-ups.
The redshirt junior's 186 career interception yards rank eighth in MSU history.
And he became the ninth different Spartan to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors (coaches) in the secondary under cornerbacks coach Harlon Barnett.
Both Brown and Simmons have elected to forgo their remaining eligibility and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft.
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