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Richmond WR Simpson enters NFL Draft

(STATS) - Richmond's bid to bounce back from its first losing season in seven years has taken a hit with redshirt junior wide receiver Cortrelle Simpson being granted eligibility for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Simpson joins three other FCS players - Northwestern State wide receiver Jazz Ferguson, North Carolina A&T defensive end Darryl Johnson Jr. and Tennessee State offensive tackle Chidi Okeke - who the NFL said Friday were granted early eligibility for the April 25-27 draft in Nashville, Tennessee.

The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Simpson was one of 32 underclassmen made eligible for the draft because they have graduated from their respective school. He was hampered by injuries this past season when Richmond was below .500 (4-7) for the first time since 2011.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: S. Eppler2639
Passing TDs: S. Eppler26
Rushing Yards: J. West735
Rushing TDs: J. West4
Receiving Yards: J. Ferguson1117
Receiving TDs: J. Ferguson13
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/30 at Texas A&M L 7 - 59
9/8 vs. Grambling State W 34 - 7
9/15 at Lamar W 49 - 48
9/29 at Southeastern Louisiana L 17 - 24
10/6 vs. Nicholls L 10 - 28
10/13 vs. Sam Houston State L 28 - 42
10/20 at Central Arkansas L 17 - 38
10/27 vs. Houston Baptist W 31 - 28
11/3 at Abilene Christian L 47 - 49
11/10 vs. McNeese W 37 - 34
11/15 at Stephen F. Austin W 35 - 23
Southland
  Conference Overall
14 Nicholls State 7-2 9-4
UIW 6-2 6-5
Lamar 6-3 7-5
McNeese State 5-4 6-5
Sam Houston State 5-4 6-5
Central Arkansas 5-4 6-5
Abilene Christian 5-4 6-5
Southeastern Louisiana 4-5 4-7
Northwestern State 4-5 5-6
Stephen F. Austin 2-7 2-8
Houston Baptist 0-9 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4610 (39)
Passing Yards: 3530 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1080 (114)
Points per game: 28.4 (53)
Yards per game: 419.1 (36)
Touchdowns: 40 (43)
Field Goals: 5 (106)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5230 (107)
Passing Yards: 2968 (107)
Rushing Yards: 2262 (87)
Points per game: 34.5 (98)
Yards per game: 475.5 (110)
Touchdowns: 48 (100)
Field Goals: 11 (81)
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