Kayla Simmons, Volleyball
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Ex-Marshall Volleyball Player Kayla Simmons Sets Social Media Ablaze

Former Marshall volleyball player Kayla Simmons has become a volleyball influencer and like most others at that game, she is winning.

The latest example came on social media (where else?), with Simmons sharing a "behind-the-scenes" video of a beach volleyball match.

"Volleyball shoot bts," she wrote in the caption to the video.

And it's safe to say, again, that Simmons has everything in order and a business that is seeing ... well, a spike.

"In just 18 hours since the post has been up it's already racked up over 14,000 likes and hundreds of comments. Simmons is no stranger to creating viral content, though," wrote Andrew McCarty of The Spun. "Earlier in the week she shared a new swimsuit photo that racked up nearly 30,000 likes."

She also has over one million followers on Instagram. So the fact her videos tend to go viral is no surprise.

"Simmons isn't just a volleyball influencer, either,' McCarty wrote. "She was an AAU All-American in high school and selected to the USA Volleyball Women's Junior A1 Team."

Now, she's turned all that into an actual career. Basically, you can't go pro in volleyball but Simmons has found a way to make the sport her livelihood.

She also has a handle on X, formerly Twitter, though she hasn't posted since the platform changed its name.

Simmons is one of many in the growing game of sports "influencers," joining the likes of Paige Spiranac (golf), Mikalya Deimater (hockey) and the girl who flashed the crowd at an Edmonton Oilers game (also hockey). That last one, known as Kait Flynn, recently signed a deal with Playboy.

So hey, it's good work if you can get it, we guess.