Getting to know Bloomingdale’s Tre Simmons

Tre Simmons transferred to Bloomingdale this summer after spending his first two seasons at Armwood and last season at Jefferson. It turned out to be the right move — and fit. With the Bulls, Simmons has had a stellar senior season, throwing for 2,490 yards and accounting for 34 touchdowns (27 passing, seven running). The dynamic dual-threat quarterback has already led Bloomingdale to its first undefeated regular season and first appearance in the state semifinals. Tonight, he will guide the Bulls against powerhouse Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas with a trip to the Class 7A championship game on the line. This week, Simmons talked about spending time with his younger sisters, his faith and his adoration for Marvel Comics and the movie Avengers: Endgame. 

Brotherly love

Simmons’ aim is to be the best older brother to his sisters, Chanel, 15, and Chayse, 9. The three spend time together every day, often creating Tik Tok videos. Their favorite: Corvette Corvette. 

Glory to God

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Simmons regularly attended Sunday service at New Testament Baptist Church. Before every game, he says a prayer to his grandparents, Philip Anderson and Annie Mae Shaw, who have both passed. “My grandfather was my second dad.  He taught me a lot growing up, and he taught me mainly to be a competitor. Growing up, my cousins and I were always at my grandmother’s house. She was like everybody’s mom and she took care of all her grandkids no matter what was going on.”

Superhero super fan 

Simmons said he is a huge Marvel’s Avengers. His favorite movie is Avengers: Endgame. His favorite character: Thor. “I like Thor’s mentality. He’s a go-getter and he never quits until he is on top.” Does Simmons take the same approach on the football field? “Most definitely,” he said.