Senior cornerback who looks to provide leadership, depth and big-play ability to the Tiger secondary, where he played in all 13 games a year ago ... Has good size, speed and athletic ability, and he enters spring camp listed at No. 2 on the depth at one cornerback position ... Could also factor in several special teams units, as he saw significant action there a year ago.
Junior college defensive back who provided nice contributions on special teams coverage units, primarily the kickoff coverage team, where he registered 7 tackles, which ranked among the best on the team ... Had 2 kickoff tackles against Kansas in the regular season finale, which were big stops after KU had turned in a couple of big returns early in the game ... Saw action in all 13 games, playing mostly on special teams, but had 13 tackles in all on the season, with a half-tackle for loss coming against Oklahoma, in a game where he had 2 tackles total on the day ... Had a season-best 3 tackles the week prior at Texas A&M ... 10 of his 13 tackles on the year came in the final 7 games of the season ... Graduated from Chabot C.C. in December of 2005, and was able to participate in 2006 spring drills ... Was listed at No. 2 on the depth chart at the free safety position entering fall camp, after he got his feet wet during spring ball.
Earned All-Conference honors at Chabot in 2005, as he amassed 60 tackles, broke up 7 passes and grabbed 1 interception ... Gladiators were the Golden Gate Conference champions in 2005 ... Caught a TD pass against Merced that helped give team a 21-9 victory early in the season ... Junior college coach - Danny Calcagno.
Was a two-year letterman in both football and basketball, at San Leandro High School.
Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where he lived until he was 7 years old ... Mother - Pauline Simpson ... Has an interest in studying business management at Mizzou ... Chose Mizzou over Oregon State, Fresno State, Colorado State, New Mexico, BYU and San Diego State, among others ... Primary Mizzou recruiter - Dave Christensen.
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