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Jerome Simpson
Jerome Simpson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Reidsville, N.C.

High School:
Reidsville

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
WR


12/18/2013

Three Football Chants Named All-American

Quinn Backus, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Jamey Cheatwood Push CCU's total to 18 Football All-Americans

11/16/2013

#9 CCU Enjoys Record-Setting Day vs. PC; Are Co-Big South Champs

The win, coupled with a Charleston Southern loss to Gardner-Webb, secured the Chants a share of the 2013 Big South Championship

11/14/2013

Coastal Carolina to Honor Football Seniors

Kickoff is 1 pm and the game will be on ESPN3. Come early to honor the 2013 CCU Senior Class

11/09/2013

#3/5 CCU Runs Out of Time at #16/18 Charleston Southern

Coastal scored 20 unanswered in the second half but could not pull any closer in the 4th Quarter

08/21/2013

Matt Hazel on Senior Bowl Watch List; Chants Release Depth Chart

Hazel looking to join Josh Norman and Jerome Simpson as Chants to play in national postseason all-star game

TRACK & FIELD

Holds Coastal Carolina's records for the long jump and high jump...

2007 Outdoor: Competed in four meets, including the Big South Championships, NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships... 2007 Big South Champion in the long jump with a regional-qualifying jump of 24'6.25" (7.47m)... Career-best 24'7.25" (7.50m) mark in the long jump came at the NCAA Regionals, where he placed third and became the fourth Chanticleer to earn a berth to the NCAA National Championships... Finished 26th in the prelims at the NCAA Championships with a 20'3.5" (6.18m) jump... Member of the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams that finished second and third, respectively, at the Big South Championships... Won the high jump of the Chanticleer Classic, clearing 6'6.75" (2.00m)...

2006 Outdoor: Earned All-Big South Conference honors in the high jump clearing 6'8.75" (2.05m) and in the long jump with his leap of 23'3.5" (7.10m)...

High School: A three-sport star at Reidsville, competing in track and field and playing football and basketball... Ran on the 2-A State Champion 4x400-meter relay team with a time of 3:21...Played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and also played in the East-West game while being named to his second consecutive All-State honor... Named to NCPreps.com Class 2-AA All-State squad and was runner-up for Class 2-A Mr. NCHSAA Football... Led the Rams to their second consecutive 2-AA football title, setting a championship record with 13 catches and 133 yards of receiving and added a 62-yard touchdown pass, earning Team MVP accolades...

Personal: Full name: Jerome Louis Simpson... Son of Larry Simpson and Donna Simpson... Majoring in computer technology.

FOOTBALL

Is the Big South's 2007 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year as voted by the league's coaches, sports information directors and selected media and ranked preseason No. 2 among wide receivers by The Sports Network... Holds the school's single-game, single-season and career receiving records for receptions, yardage and touchdowns... Is the first CCU receiver with more than 100 career receptions and 1,000 and 2,000 career yards receiving, currently second in the Big South annals at 2,023... Has 11 multi-touchdown receiving games in his two years at Coastal... Enters the 2007 campaign with an eight-game touchdown streak and 12-game reception streak while also ranking eighth in the Big South in all-time receptions (120) and first in career touchdown receptions (33)...

2006: Started in 10 of the 12 CCU games he played in... Earned numerous accolades his junior year, including First Team All-Big South as well as College Sports News Fabulous 50 All-Star Team, Second Team Associated Press and Don Hansen's National Weekly Gazette All-American, Third Team Sports Network All-American and The State's South Carolina All-Star Team ... First Coastal receiver to have a 1,000-yard season with 61 catches for 1,077 yards and Big South record 16 touchdowns, all new school records... His 89.8 yards per game ranked eighth nationally, while he tied for 21st in scoring (8.00 points per game) and was 35th in receptions per game (5.08)... Had a school record 207 receiving yards and two touchdowns on just eight catches at Georgia Southern... Had seven catches for 132 yards and two scores in Coastal's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Playoffs at No. 1 Appalachian State... Caught nine passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the dramatic home win over No. 3 Furman, including the game-winning eight-yard score with just under six minutes to play... Earned Sports Network National Player of the Week for his efforts against Furman... Helped Coastal lock up the Big South title with six catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Charleston Southern... Had 22 catches for 389 yards and five scores in Big South Conference action... Posted five games of 100 or more yards, leading the Big South, and five with two touchdown receptions on the year... Had at least one touchdown catch in 11 of 12 games... Also competed for CCU's Track and Field Team... Finished third at the NCAA East Regionals in the long jump and qualified for the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships... Was also on the school record 4x400-meter relay squad that set the new mark at the Big South Championships...

2005: Started in six of the 11 games he played in and was named Second Team All-Big South for his efforts... Also honored on the Orangeburg Touchdown Club's inaugural South Carolina All-Star Team... Led the team in all receiving categories with 33 catches for 527 yards and nine touchdowns, all single-season CCU records... Ranked seventh in the league and second among wide receivers in touchdowns scored... Set a new CCU Brooks Stadium and school single-game record with 10 pass receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns to lead Coastal to the win over then defending national champions James Madison and help the CCU offense earn Big South Offensive Player of the Week accolades as a group... Had an acrobatic catch on the game-winning drive against JMU that was named the Play of the Day by ESPN on their Sept. 13 broadcast as well as among the top-10 Plays of the Week... Also had 92 yards and two touchdowns on four catches at Savannah State, including a career-long and school record 60-yard catch for a touchdown... Had catches in nine of 11 contests and at least three receptions in seven of those... Was also a member of the 2006 Big South Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship squad, earning All-Big South honors after finishing third in both the high jump and long jump... Set a new school record in the high jump with a leap of 2.05m (6' 8.75")...

2004: Started all 11 games his freshman season at Coastal... Named the Big South Conference's Freshman of the Year after leading the team with 26 catches for 419 yards and eight touchdowns... Was named Big South Freshman of the Week three times during the season for his play at Morehead State and against Davidson and Charleston (WV)... Had a banner opening to his career with four catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener at Morehead State... Followed it up in his second game with six catches for 89 yards, including a 45-yard reception, and one touchdown against Davidson... Had his first career 100-yard game with four catches for 108 yards and a league season-best three touchdowns (9, 20 and 34 yards) against Charleston (WV)... Part of Coastal's 2004 recruits...

High School: Played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and also played in the East-West game while being named to his second consecutive All-State honor... Named to NCPreps.com Class 2-AA All-State squad and was runner-up for Class 2-A Mr. NCHSAA Football... Led the Rams to their second consecutive 2-AA football title, setting a championship record with 13 catches and 133 yards of receiving and added a 62-yard touchdown pass, earning Team MVP accolades... Missed three games his senior year, but still had 96 receptions for 1,324 yards and 14 touchdowns.... Had almost 3,000 yards receiving his final two seasons and became the school's all-time receptions leader, ... A three-sport star for the Rams, playing basketball and running track... Scored 19 points to lead Reidsville to its first 2-A State basketball title, earning MVP honors... Ran on the 2-A State Champion 4x400-meter relay team with a time of 3:21...

Personal: Full name: Jerome Louis Simpson... Son of Larry Simpson and Donna Simpson... Majoring in computer technology.