Simpson Earns Weekly Honors

Iowa Barnstormer Jason Simpson (submitted photo)

Iowa Barnstormer Jason Simpson (submitted photo)

Iowa Defensive Back Jason Simpson Recognized for Week 8 Performance

DES MOINES – Iowa Barnstormers defensive back Jason Simpson has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season, the League announced yesterday.

Simpson (6-1, 210, Missouri) showcased his versatility on defense in Week 8, recording five tackles, one forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and a sack in Iowa’s 62-52 win over the San Antonio Talons on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The interception was the 33rd of Simpson’s five-year career, while the sack was his very first.

In addition to his Week 8 contributions, Simpson is currently ranked sixth in the League for total tackles (42.5) in the 2014 season. A routine top performer, Simpson holds several all-time single game and single season records for the Iowa Barnstormers.

All-Time Single Game Records

Category Name Date Stat

Interceptions C. James 6/2/2000

J. Simpson 4/6/2012 3

All-Time Single Season Records

Category Name Year Stat

Combined KR Yards J. Simpson 2012 1723

Kick Return Yards J. Simpson 2012 1711

Interceptions J. Simpson 2012 10

Returning home on Saturday, May 10, the Iowa Barnstormers will celebrate the holiday weekend at Wells Fargo Arena. The first 1,000 women through the doors will receive an exclusive Mother’s Day t-shirt, sponsored by Capital City Tire. Individual game tickets for this event and any other regular season game may be purchased at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office or by calling the Barnstormers at 515-633-2255. For all of the latest Barnstormers information log onto www.theiowabarnstormers.com.

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