Joel Klatt praises strong work of MSU LB Antjuan Simmons in upset of Michigan
Antjuan Simmons had a big game for the Spartans in Saturday’s upset victory.
The senior linebacker is certainly a leader for the Michigan State defense, and he has been phenomenal to start the season. After 11 tackles against Rutgers, Simmons picked up right where he left off against archrival Michigan.
In the big upset win, Simmons posted 11 tackles, including 0.5 TFL, with two passes defended. That included one clutch deflection in the end zone that Simmons nearly reeled in for an interception. Fortunately, he was still able to force an incompletion and prevent a Michigan touchdown on the play.
On Sunday, FOX analyst Joel Klatt gave Simmons a shoutout on social media. Klatt called Simmons a beast for his performance and highlighted that Simmons put up his strong showing in the Big House close to where he played his high school football:
That man @_antjuan_ was an absolute beast yesterday…All over the field for the @MSU_Football D…Played his HS football right across the street from the Big House at Pioneer High…Can't imagine how sweet that was for him https://t.co/QjPAdQerHa
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) November 2, 2020
Simmons responded, saying there is obviously no better feeling than getting to put up a big game against your biggest rival:
Thank you! It’s much appreciated! Definitely a BIG one! No better feeling than beating your rival!💚🙏🏾 https://t.co/QtX9SrucWZ
— وحش (@_antjuan_) November 2, 2020
Hopefully the Spartans are able to rack up a few more wins in 2020, but this one will be sweet for some time for Simmons.