DENVER (CBS4) – “The first people I called was my family. My mom and dad. My two younger brothers,” said Simmons when asked how he reacted when he got the news. “Honestly when I called my parents it was just them screaming and talking for like five minutes. It was cool. It was a really cool moment.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Deals Big Blow To Mountain Communities
Simmons has been in the news a lot lately. He was recently named the Broncos Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.
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“It’s really a cool yin and yang process for me,” said Simmons.
“I want to do as great as I can on the field so that I can continue raising the platform of what I can do off the field. We’ve always felt like there’s a bigger purpose and calling than just us playing a sport and being good at that sport,” he added.MORE NEWS: Palisade Peach Farmer 'Not Too Awfully Worried' Year After Devastating Crop Season
The Broncos have two games left in the season, including a game on Sunday against the Chargers which can be seen on CBS4 in the Denver viewing area.