January 19, 2012

Import tailback Chad Simpson signs with Bombers

BlueBombers.com Staff

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed import tailback Chad Simpson to a contract, general manager Joe Mack announced Thursday.

Simpson, 5-foot-9, 216 lbs, arrives in Winnipeg after spending three seasons in the NFL where he played in 28 games as a backup runninf back and kick returner.

During his time down south, Simpson returned 55 kickoffs for 1,301 yards and one touchdown. He also registered 147 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries.

During his collegiate career, Simpson transfered to Morgan State from South Florida and set the university’s single-season rushing record with 1,402 yards as a senior.