New Hampshire Football Report

Why UNH’s schedule just got tougher

The degree of difficulty for the University of New Hampshire increased Monday when Towson University announced that two of its top players, running back Shane Simpson and linebacker Ricky DeBerry, were each granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. UNH will play at Towson on Oct. 31.

Each player sustained a season-ending injury during the 2019 season.  Simpson played in the first three games of the 2019. DeBerry was limited to the season opener at The Citadel.  Each were starters in the opening game of the season.

Simpson, the 2018 CAA Special Teams Player of the Year and an All-American that year by five different publications, has 4,751 career all-purpose yards at Towson.  He currently ranks in the ninth in program history in career rushing yards with 1,925 and could become the seventh running back in Towson history with over 2,000 yards on the ground.

DeBerry, a graduate transfer from the University of Oklahoma, was one of Towson’s top defensive players in 2018, going between linebacker and defensive line.  He earned 34 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery that year, including multiple tackles recorded in eight different games.

UNH 2020 schedule

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