VILLANOVA: Named second team all-conference; Has great speed and strength; One of the top defensive ends in the country; Strong, athletic performer with good quickness.
2003: Named third team All-Atlantic 10; Played in all 11 games and recorded 15 tackles, four tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four quarterback hurries, three pass break-ups, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery; Tallied two tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss in season opener versus Hampton; Registered five total tackles and a quarterback sack in win over Temple; Made three tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass break-up at New Hampshire; Had one tackle and a pass break-up versus Northeastern; Returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown to go with two tackles, a forced fumble and a tackle for loss against James Madison; Tallied four tackles, a forced fumble and a tackle for loss at Rhode Island; Credited with one assisted stop against UMass; Recorded one solo tackle and one assisted stop at Maine; Registered two solo stops versus Delaware.
2002: Named third team All-Atlantic 10; Tallied 41 tackles, eight sacks, nine pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery; Recorded four tackles, two pass break-ups, a sack and a tackle for loss at Rutgers; Had one tackle and a tackle for loss at Colgate; Registered three tackles, two pass break-ups, one sack and a tackle for loss versus Maine; Credited with two tackles and two sacks against UNH; Totaled four tackles and two tackles for loss at JMU; Made three tackles and a pass break-up versus Hofstra; Tallied one pass break-up against Penn; Recorded four tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a tackle for loss versus William & Mary; Registered four solo tackles and a tackle for loss at Northeastern; Made three solo tackles and a sack at Delaware; Registered four solo stops, a pass break-up and a forced fumble against Furman; Made one solo tackle and a pass break-up versus Fordham; Tallied five solo stops, a fumble recovery, a tackle for loss and a pass break-up at McNeese State.
2001: Recorded six total tackles on the season; Registered two tackles, one sack and a pass break-up versus New Haven; Had one tackle and one pass break-up against UMass; Registered two tackles at New Hampshire; Had one stop versus Hofstra; Posted one solo tackle against Delaware; Recorded one tackle against William & Mary.
FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in basketball and football and two in track; Two-time All-Conference football performer; 2000-2001 Northwest Conference Sportsmanship Award; 2000-2001 Farmington High School Outstanding Male Athlete; Northwest Conference Connecticut All-Star Defensive MVP; Honor Roll Student; Had 70 carries for over 700 yards as a senior.
PERSONAL: Biology major; Son of Joe Simpson and Beatrice Taylor Simpson; Born 7/28/83 in Hartford, Conn.