Dec. 13, 2005
South Carolina defensive back Ko Simpson has been named to the Associated Press third team All-America squad, it was announced today.
Simpson, a sophomore safety from Rock Hill, S.C., was a first team all-SEC selection by both the Associated Press and by the league’s coaches. He was named first team All-America by the FWAA and by CBSSportsLine.com. The 6-1, 201-pounder led all SEC defensive backs in tackles during the regular season, averaging 8.5 stops per game.
Simpson and the rest of the Gamecocks will be in Shreveport, La. on Friday, December 30, when the Gamecocks take on the Missouri Tigers in the 30th edition of the Independence Bowl. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. For tickets, please call the USC Athletics Ticket Office at 803-777-4274 or 1-800-472-3267.