HONORS: 2006--Named the Rock Weir Award winner for the offense as the most improved player during spring drills.
AT VIRGINIA: 2006-Played in six games including the season opener vs. Pittsburgh ... had two carries for 20 yards in debut vs. Pitt ... carried five times for 25 yards against Duke ... scored his first touchdown on two-yard run vs. Blue Devils ... also carried the ball against Maryland, North Carolina and NC State ... had one reception for 12 yards against North Carolina. 2005-Dynamic ballcarrier who was in uniform for all six home games but did not see action action and was redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Versatile, multi-purpose back for coach George Chaump at Harrisburg HS ... SuperPrep All-American ... ranked as the No. 13 running back nationally by SuperPrep, No. 14 by Rivals.com, No. 26 by CollegeFootballNews.com and No. 28 by Scout.com ... a 4-star player by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... listed as the nation's 6th-best safety by ESPN.com ... ranked the 5th-best player in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep and Rivals.com, and No. 8 by Scout.com ... missed several games late in his senior season ... rushed for 456 yards on 51 carries and scored eight touchdowns that season ... also had 263 yards receiving ... All-Conference on offense and defense as a junior ... rushed 88 times for 862 yards and 21 touchdowns his junior year ... also caught 23 passes for 520 yards and five touchdowns and intercepted five passes on defense ... also played basketball and was a sprinter on the track team.
PERSONAL: Mikell V. Simpson ... born 9-19-85 in Harrisburg, Pa. ...son of John Culp ... has two brothers--Thomas Logan and Davone Simpson; and three sisters--Shinene Simpson, Aries Gibson, Janette Gibson.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Coach's Corner Moves to Birdwood Grill in 2017
Football | 8/17/2017
The live radio program airs each Tuesday night across the Virginia Sports Network.
Jeff White: Nelson Making Name for Himself in Secondary
Football | 8/16/2017
Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a...
Virginia Athletics Announces Countdown to Kickoff Promotion
Football | 8/4/2017
With kickoff to the 2017 Virginia Football season just over 4 weeks away, Virginia Athletics will...
Saturday Athletics Events Cancelled
Football | 8/12/2017
Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in downtown Charlottesville and as a result of both the...
Jeff White: Training Camp Notebook
Football | 8/11/2017
Training camp continues for UVA, whose second season under Bronco Mendenhall starts Sept. 2...
Jeff White: Spaziani Sees His Efforts Rewarded
Football | 8/8/2017
One of the Cavaliers' long-snappers, redshirt junior Joe Spaziani was awarded a scholarship on...
Jeff White: New-Look Defensive Line Taking Shape
Football | 08/01/2017
Eli Hanback and Juwan Moye are working at new positions on Virginia's defensive line: Hanback at ...
Virginia Hosts Two Free Preseason Events Saturday
Football | 08/08/2017
Men’s soccer hosts Wright State at 1 p.m. followed by Football Meet the Team and Movie...
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