Whitney Simms

Whitney Simms
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2015-2018
Jersey Number: 50
Position: LB
Age: 27
Height: 5-2
Weight: 185
Hometown: Washington, DC
High School: Theodore Roosevelt Senior HS (DC)
College: ITT Technical Institute
Occupation: IT Specialist, United States Naval Academy

Whitney Simms Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My mom and dad…they worked so hard to make a great living for me and my sister.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My family.
Who is your female sports idol?
Candice Parker.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Ray Lewis…he was a dedicated Baltimore Ravens linebacker for his entire 17 years playing in the NFL.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Playing sports, staying active, shopping, and hanging out with family and friends.
What is your favorite movie?
What is your favorite TV show?
Family Guy.
What is your favorite travel location?
What is your favorite food?
Buffalo wings.
What is your favorite quote?
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Ambitious, leader, wise.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To own my own computer repair business.
What was the first sport you ever played?
What is your favorite sports memory?
When I was playing 10 & under AAU basketball, I shot and made a half-court shot to win a game.
How did you hear about women’s football?
I first heard about it through a female friend who I saw wearing football equipment.
Why do you want to play women’s football?
I’ve always wanted to play football on a team when I was younger. My mom always told me that football was for boys and that I would get hurt, but I played anyway!
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
Being a Diva means a lot because playing football is something I’ve always wanted to do.


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