Gameday Guide 2017
CU Football BIO
John Simpson
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John Simpson 2811661
Position: OG
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 320
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: North Charleston, S.C.
High School: Fort Dorchester HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Sophomore offensive lineman has played both guard positions for the Tigers in 2016.

2016: Had four knockdown blocks in 160 snaps over nine games ... played 10 snaps in the win over Troy ... graded 91 percent with two knockdown blocks in 32 snaps against SC State ... played 24 snaps at Boston College, registering an 88 percent grade ... played 33 snaps against Syracuse ... logged seven snaps in game against Pittsburgh ... graded 87 percent in 15 snaps at Wake Forest ... played 26 snaps against South Carolina before suffering a foot injury ... saw 10 snaps of action in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State.

Before Clemson: Played in the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio ... rated No. 151 overall prospect in the country by 247 Sports ... listed No. 2 in South Carolina and No. 7 at his position by 247 Sports ... rated the No. 183 overall prospect in the nation by Scout, who also lists him No. 13 at his position ... an ESPN top 300 player, he is rated No. 232 overall, the second-best prospect in South Carolina and No. 14 at his position ... listed No. 3 prospect in the state by Rivals ... finalist for Mr. Football in state of South Carolina ... named Palmetto Lineman of the Year ... also a state champion in wrestling as a junior ... played for Steve LaPrad ... chose Clemson over Florida and LSU ... recruited by Tony Elliott and Robbie Caldwell.

Personal: Majoring in pre-business.

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