Seniors lead running back corps for Hurricane
Spring game is scheduled for next Saturday, April 6 at 1 pm
Practices begin March 5 and end with spring game on April 6
The Hurricane faces five bowl teams from the 2012 campaign
TU finishes season with 11-3 record by winning its fourth bowl game in the last five appearances
Tulsa - A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 39 career games and has 11 starts . . . has tallied 2,154 career rushing yards and 14 TDs on 292 carries for a 7.4 average . . . ranks in 10th place on the school's career rushing chart . . . has six career 100+ rushing games . . . 11 of his 14 career TDs have been for 15 yards or longer . . . his first seven career rushing TDs went for over 15 yards . . . 2012 - Played in all 14 games and had eight starts . . . totaled 936 rushing yards and seven TDs for a 6.8 average per carry . . . ranked ninth in C-USA for rushing with a 66.9-yard per game average . . . had three 100+ rushing games . . . totaled four runs of 60 yard or more -- 81 vs. UTEP, 75 vs. Rice, 73 and 67 vs. Nicholls State . . . had 79 yards on eight carries for a 9.9 average in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl . . . totaled 87 yards on 12 carries for a 7.2 average per rush at Houston . . . had a season-best 169 yards and one TD vs. Rice . . . his 75-yard run in the 4th quarter against Rice led to Tulsa's winning TD with 1:31 on the game clock . . . the game before, he gained 128 yards for a 9.8 average per carry against UTEP, including an 81-yard TD run . . . rushed for 163 yards and two TDs on five carries for a 32.6 average per carry vs. Nicholls State . . . had four 15+ TD runs, including 67 vs. Nicholls State, 32 vs. Fresno State, 81 vs. UTEP, 28 vs. Rice . . . 2011 - Played in all 13 games and had two starts . . . named second-team all-Conference USA . . . gained 883 rushing yards for a 7.9 average and four TDs . . . his 4 rushing touchdowns covered 37, 42, 47 and 80 yards . . . had three 100+ rushing games . . . ran for a career-best 194 yards on 10 carries for a 19.4 average against Marshall . . . had rushes for 22, 48, 82 vs. Marshall . . . totaled a game-high 137 yards and one touchdown against UAB in a starting assignment . . . also had a game-high 173 yards with two TDs against #7 Oklahoma State . . . his touchdowns against OSU went for 80 and 42 yards . . . totaled 92 rushing yards and 17 receiving yards at UTEP with one TD . . . 2010 - Played in 12 games and had one start as a true freshman . . . missed the Southern Miss contest . . . started his first collegiate game against Rice . . . rushed for 335 yards and three touchdowns on 43 carries for a 7.8 average . . . his three TDs came on runs of 18, 20 and 33 yards . . . totaled 58 yards on eight rushes for a 7.2-yard average at Notre Dame . . . had a season-best 64 yards and one TD against Tulane on five carries . . . also had 60 yards on six carries against UCA . . . totaled a team-high 46 yards and one touchdown on five carries at Memphis . . . had two carries for 20 yards against East Carolina in his first college game . . . Overall - Possesses a great change of pace . . . has great speed and quickness . . . a home run hitter . . . ahs ability to go the distance every time he touches the ball . . . improved his pass-catching ability in the spring.
High School - Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Lamar High School . . . earned all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . rushed for 1,868 yards and 25 touchdowns in his senior season . . . was ranked as the No. 41 running back in the nation by Rivals.com, and was ranked at the 68th overall top prospect in the state of Texas . . . was ranked as the 120th top senior in Texas by Scout.com . . . was named to the 4-5A All-District team as a junior and senior . . . totaled 2,036 yards and 28 TDs in his junior season . . . set the Arlington ISD single-game scoring record as a junior with 38 points . . . high school coach was Eddie Peach.
Personal - Favorite movie is Training Day . . . his favorite sports movie is The Longest Yard . . . enjoys watching cartoons . . . the Kansas City Chiefs is his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite pro athlete is Lebron James . . . his favorite food is meatloaf and mashed potatoes . . . my teammates say - I'm quiet . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Pearl Harbor . . . the three words he uses to best describe himself are "realistic, humble and hungry" . . . if he could be a professional athlete in any sport other than football, it would be boxing . . . parents are Darold Simpson and Latasha Douglas . . . majoring in arts & sciences . . . born November 20, 1991 in Greenville, Mississippi.
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