#6 Chris Simpson
|HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL)||Nashville, Tenn./Maplewood HS|
2010 (JUNIOR): Voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference West Division ... Earned NAIA National Player of the Week and Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors after returning an interception for a touchdown to seal a victory against Shorter Univ. ... Started all 11 contests at cornerback, compiling 49 tackles, 2.5 for loss, with three interceptions, four pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble ... Recorded three tackles and returned an interception 30 yards in season opener at Austin Peay ... Collected seven stops versus Campbellsville Univ. and one tackle at Kentucky Christian ... Posted season-high nine tackles with one pass breakup and forced and recovered a fumble against West Virginia Tech ... Posted six stops with one pass breakup versus Lindsey Wilson ... Recorded two tackles, recovered a fumble and collected two interceptions, returning the second one 63 yards for a touchdown to seal a victory over Shorter ... Registered five tackles, 0.5 for loss, at Faulkner Univ. and had one stop and one pass breakup at Bethel Univ. ... Recorded six tackles against Union College and one tackle for loss with a pass breakup versus Belhaven Univ. ... Collected eight tackles, one for loss, at the Univ. of the Cumberlands.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 11 games at cornerback, recording 31 tackles with three interceptions, three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and five pass breakups ... Broke up a pass and posted five tackles, one for loss, in lidlifter versus Campbellsville Univ. ... Intercepted a pass, broke up another and collected two tackles, one for loss, against Georgetown College ... Tallied five stops, one for loss, with one pass breakup at Newberry College ... Also recorded five tackles versus the Univ. of the Cumberlands with an interception and two pass breakups ... Posted two tackles at Bethel Univ. ... Intercepted a pass at UVA-Wise ... Forced a fumble and made two tackles against Belhaven College ... Registered four stops at Shorter College and five tackles with another forced fumble at Lambuth Univ.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in five games, making 13 tackles ... Posted season-high six stops, one for loss, against Belhaven College.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Ralph Thompson at Maplewood HS ... Two-time All-Region and All-Metro selection ... Selected Third Team All-State ... Earned Nashville Player of the Week honors ... Accounted for more than 1,600 yards as senior and intercepted six passes ... Threw and rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a junior and added five interceptions ... Also played baseball and basketball.
PERSONAL: Christopher Elliott Simpson ... Son of Elliott Killebrew III and Tracey Simpson ... Born June 5, 1990 ... Majoring in Fitness and Wellness.