Entering the final season of his rookie contract, Justin Simmons timed his breakout season perfectly. The first three years of his career showed real promise as Simmons flashed natural athleticism and a tendency for making big plays. It all came together in 2019 for Simmons as he was able to put up career numbers in interceptions (four) and passes defended…

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Jake Schwanitz was born in Harlingen, Texas and was raised in Albuquerque, NM. Jake attended the University of New Mexico earning a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2016. He gained experience in analytics and scouting while working as a Football Video Scout at Sports Info Solutions in 2017 and 2018. Jake became an intern at DNVR in 2020 and became the full-time CU Buffs beat reporter for DNVR starting with the 2022 football season.