34 Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson Ohio State
usaUnited States
Worthington, OH
High School
Dublin Scioto
Current Team
Ohio State
1997, 1998, 1999

Major: Business (1998-99)

Weight: 205 (1997-99)

1999 Media Guide: Greg Simpson has battled with some of the best defensive backs in the country in his two years at Ohio State. He has progressed and improved a great deal, secondary coach Jon Tenuta says because “he works hard. And he has been terrific on special teams where he will continue to make his presence felt.” Simpson has played in 10 games so far and recorded six tackles.

1998: Worked extremely hard during spring ball and then played in 10 games during the campaign, mostly on special teams. Was in on six special teams tackles with four of those solo hits. Recorded two tackles against both Toledo and Minnesota.

1998 Media Guide: Hard working defensive back … coming off a fine spring camp where he made plays, including three interceptions during scrimmages … defensive backs coach Jon Tenuta says Greg “has his best football in front of him … he made some nice plays this spring and he will be a factor for us this year on special teams.

1997 Media Guide: An all-around athlete who played defense, offense and returned kickoffs and punts … totaled 59 tackles, four sacks and 10 passes broken up as a senior … finished career with 143 tackles, five sacks, five interceptions and 14 passes broken up … rushed for 1,627 yards on 220 carries (7.4 yards per carry) and scored 26 touchdowns as a senior … broke school’s single-game rushing record held by current Buckeye Nick Goings and former Buckeye Vince Workman with 344 yards in a game … also tied school single-game record with six touchdowns in a game … finished career with 2,755 yards and 36 touchdowns … rated the best defensive back in Ohio … played in the 1997 Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 Classic … comes from the same high school as current Buckeyes Nick Goings and Rolland Steele … also a standout wrestler and lacrosse player, earning numerous awards is both sports … enjoys music and fishing … the two people he most admires are his father, Frank, who played football at Syracuse, and Michael Jordan … wants to obtain his college degree and have an opportunity to play professional football … chose Ohio State for a quality education and to play for a premiere college program … greatest sports thrill was scoring the game-winning touchdown and having the game-ending interception in the 1995 Division II State Championship game … parents are Frank and Cynthia Simpson … born 12-31-78.


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