Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterman at North Brunswick under coach Garry Bishop ... charted as the No. 36 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 44 outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... as a senior, posted 164 tackles — two shy of the school single-season record — to lead a North Brunswick defense that held four opponents to less than 10 points ... first team all-state selection by ESPN.com and NCPreps.com in 2011 ... first team all-area selection by the Wilmington Star News ... two-time first team All-Waccamaw 2A/3A Conference honoree ... recorded 127 tackles, seven tackles for loss and two sacks as a junior ... had 74 tackles, nine tackles for loss, five sacks and four caused fumbles during sophomore season ... helped North Carolina to a 26-19 win over South Carolina in the 75th annual Shrine Bowl on December 17, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. ... also lettered in basketball and track and field as a thrower.
Personal: Son of Keisha and Tyrone Simpson ... born September 30, 1994.