WDEL Athlete of the Week

WP's Simpson - WDEL Male HS Athlete of the Week

By Sean Greene Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 8:48pm
VIDEO: Profile of Shareif Simpson
William Penn running back Shareif Simpson is this week's WDEL Male High School Athlete of the Week.

Shareif scored two touchdowns in the Colonials' 28-25 victory over previously-unbeaten Middletown last Friday. His first was a 93-yard kickoff return that Shareif outweighed his later rushing score.

"It was the first return touchdown we had all season. The rushing touchdowns come here and there, but that return touchdown was the best of the night."

Shareif is only listed at 5-foot-7, and 153 pounds, but says his goal is to use an aggressive running style.

"To beat the opponent in front of me, whether I have to run over him despite me being pretty small. My objective is to get outside of him, to make him commit. I then hit a move to keep on running."

William Penn started the season at 0-4 before reeling off 5 straight victories, and Shareif said this one made his school's student body take notice.

"We went from 25 fans to like a million fans. Everyone in the school is now a William Penn fan, saying they'll come out to our homecoming game to see if we can make the playoffs."

Shareif says he wants to play Division I football and is interested in computer science or engineering.

"I like working on computers, and if I can work on them and make pretty good money, and do that all day, why not?"

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