• 2014-15 Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll.
• Dean’s List, Fall 2014
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Spring 2015
AT GEORGIA STATE: Two-year letterwinner at safety ... Junior college transfer who joined the program in 2014 ... Had 59 tackles, three tackles for loss, four pass breakups and an interception in 22 games.
2015: Backup at safety who made one of the biggest defensive plays of the season with his interception at New Mexico State. Grabbed the pick at the NMSU 32-yard line and returned it 27 yards to 5, setting up a touchdown that gave GSU a 24-13 halftime lead ... Had two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Appalachian State.
2014: Started seven games at safety and was sixth on the team in tackles with 51 ... Had three tackles for loss and three pass breakups ... Missed three games due to injury ... Career-high 14 tackles, two shy of the school record, vs. Georgia Southern with one tackle for loss ... Made 10 tackles with one tackle for loss vs. Air Force ... Added four tackles and three pass breakups vs. New Mexico State.
JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL: Credited with 65 tackles, two interceptions, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery as a sophomore at Golden West College … Added 40 tackles, three pass breakups and three forced fumbles as a freshman ... Helped Golden West to a 9-2 record in 2013 and a berth in the Southern California Bowl … Played at Lakewood (Calif.) High School, where he was all-league.
PERSONAL: Full name is Nathaniel Jefferson-Simon ... Son on Jerome Simon and Ivy Jefferson ... Born June 2, 1993 ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.