2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Pitched in 14 games, 13 in relief, and had a 1-1 record with one save and a 1.88 ERA ... Made his collegiate debut in the second game of the doubleheader vs. New Orleans and earned the win after throwing three shutout innings ... Pitched in the series finale vs. Evansville (2.24) and retired all three batters he faced ... Picked up first save of collegiate career in series opener vs. Alabama A&M (3.12), striking out five in three scoreless innings ... Tossed a career-long five shutout innings in relief in the series opener vs. Ole Miss (3.15) and struck out four ... Worked 2.2 shutout innings with two strikeouts in game one of the doubleheader vs. New Mexico (4.9) ... Retired all six batters he faced and struck out four in two perfect innings of relief in game one of the doubleheader vs. Nebraska (4.16) ... Threw 1.2 scoreless innings in series finale vs. Texas A&M (4.21) ... Retired the only batter he faced in game two of the series at Georgia (4.27) … Tossed the final two innings in Arkansas’ victory against Bryant (6.2) in the NCAA Manhattan Regional, striking out two and giving up an unearned run.
Simpson redshirted during the 2012 season ... Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Magnolia High School
Named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Team ... Led his team to the 2011 Class 5A state championship where he was named the tournament MVP ... Simpson had two complete game victories in the state tournament, including in the title game ... Earned 5A all-state and all-state tournament honors in 2010 ... Twice named all-conference ... Also played football in high school.
Son of Keith and Tena Simpson ... Has one brother, Hayden, who was a first round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs in 2010 ... Majoring in journalism.