Tyrone Walker became the ISU all-time leader in receiving yards in ISU history.
The Next Step - Spring Camp - Episode 1
WJBC Recap - Illinois State vs. Northern Iowa
GoRedbirds.com features a positional breakdown of the defensive line during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.
2012: Played in all 13 games, with one start at UNI ... posted 12 tackles on the season ... had two tackles and a half sack in the season opener vs. Dayton ... had two tackles and intercepted his first career pass on a tipped ball in the win at UNI ... had a season-best three stops in the quarterfinal loss at Eastern Washington.
2011: Saw action in three games at defensive end ... recorded only tackle of the season in the win over Morehead State.
2010: Named the ISU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year ... played in final five games of the season after being taken out of redshirt status, starting in three of those contest ... finished with 13 tackles, including six solo stops ... recorded three tackles at No. 24 Western Illinois ... posted a career-high eight tackles and a tackle-for-loss in the victory over Youngstown State.
Waubonsie Valley HS: Two-year letterwinner ... recorded 66 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and 12 sacks as a senior ... also added four forced fumbles and broke up three pass attempts ... all-state, all-city, all-area and all-conference selection ... named the conference MVP ... had 36 tackles, four TFL's and four sacks as a junior while helping the team to the state playoffs ... all-area selection and conference honorable-mention pick ... coached by Paul Murphy ... also competed in track and field for three seasons.
Personal: Born December 19, 1991, in Chicago, Ill. ... son of Leroy Simpson and Talehia Smith ... one of three children ... plans to major in special education.