2011 JUNIOR SEASON:
Saw action in two games, missing most of season with an injury.
2010 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in all 12 games earned first varsity letter.
Spent freshman season at Lackawanna College.
2009 graduate of Campus Magnet High School in St. Albans, N.Y. high school coach was Eric Barnett finished senior season with 57 tackles, six sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
Born Sept. 31, 1991 son of Leston Simpson and Heather Francis business and marketing education major.
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