The West Virginia Mountaineers played host to the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, and a familiar name helped them cruise to a 24-6 win.

T.J. Simmons committed to Alabama on Feb 19, 2015, a no brainer for the in-state kid out of Clay-Chalkville in Pinson.

With a deep wide receiver core that featured the likes of Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, and DeVonta Smith, Simmons was unable to receive the in-game action that he'd hoped to have when he committed to the Crimson Tide.

On June 25, 2017, he made the decision to transfer to West Virginia to start a new chapter of his life.

Unfortunately for Simmons, his time in Morgantown was rather disappointing the first couple years. Seeing 63 targets for 796 yards, but not a single touchdown.

Simmons didn't let this frustrate him, he continued to work hard and fight to make a difference for his team.

The hard work paid dividends and not only did he get his first touchdown as a Mountaineer against the Horned Frogs, but he had 90 yards receiving with a second touchdown late in the game.

This impressive stat line was enough to land him a 93.7 receiving grade from ProFootballFocus.

In the post game press conference Simmons was asked what It meant to finally have a breakout game in his last year at WVU.

“I’ve been in college for so long, I’m just trying to make the best of these last few opportunities and do the best that I can. But, it’s great to be able to make plays in my closing of my college career", said Simmons.

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