Phil Simms Biography
Phillip Martin Simms, better known as ‘Phil Simms’ is a retired American football quarterback. He has played for the New York Giants for the 14 years in the NFL. Currently, he is working as a television sportscaster for ‘CBS’ network. Simms was born on 3rd November, 1954 in Springfield, Kentucky, U.S. He was grown up in Louisville, Kentucky. As per his educational background, he completed his high school education from the ‘Southern High School’ based in Louisville. While studying at the high school, he was playing as a quarterback for the ‘Southern Trojans’. Later he joined the ‘Morehead State University’ where he played for the legendary coach, Bryan Evans. While playing for the University, in the senior season he showed his incredible playing skill with completing the pass of 92 over 173 passes. With his immense effort, the team finished with the record of 2-6-1 in the senior season. He played amazingly in the senior season of Morehead State with the pass completion percentage of 48.9%. Prior playing in 1979 NFL Draft, he was picked in the first round by New York Giants. However, he didn’t receive good response while his name was announced by the announcer. But keeping aside all that things, he showed his brilliant skill in the ground. He gained the victory over his first five starts in the rookie year. In the year 1979, he became the runner up for ‘Rookie of the Year’ award.
After gaining wide attention and speedy fame in his initial career, he was suffered by the injuries and inconsistent play. During the 1980 season, he finished with the 15 touchdowns and total 19 interceptions. He kept on improving his performance in the next game as well. In 1983 season, he replaced the struggling Brunner while playing for the Gaints. But unfortunately, he became the victim of injury again in that game as well. In 1984, he made his comeback as team offensive leader. He was showing more dedication toward the game than previous games. Simms amazed all his teammates with his improved ability and pass protection techniques. In the year 1985, he showed his incredible playing skill with passing record of 3829 yards and 22 touchdowns. His magical and unbelievable skills led his team to get the victory in total 10 games. He continued his good performance at the 1985 season as well. During the 1987 NL season, his inconceivable performance led him to become second highest quarterback in NFC. He maintained his consistent performance in the next games as well. Simms has given his best in all the games he has played in his career. He has completed total 2576 passes for 33,462 yards and 199 touchdowns in the total 14 seasons he has played. Simms retired as a quarterback on 4th September, 1995. He started working as a sportscaster at the ESPN. Currently, he is working as television sportscaster at CBS network.
Putting some lights toward his personal life, Simms is a married man. He got married to the beautiful lady named Diana. Phil is blessed with the three children named ‘Chris’, ‘Deirdre’ and ‘Mathew’ from being in a marital relation with his wife. Till date, there is no news of divorce published between the couple. He is currently living blissful moments with his wife and children.
Phil is also known for his charismatic and attractive personality. His always smiling face and athletic body has attracted many girls toward him. He stands with an exemplified height of 6 feet 3 inches and carries weight of 98 kg. Simms has gained huge fame and success from his sports career. At the start of 2014, he has accumulated total net worth amount of $14 million dollars. More additional information about him can be obtained from the wiki and other various internet sites. His fans can follow him on his twitter account @phil_simms.