Meet our Certified SC Home-grown Player of the Week John Simpson of North Charleston, S.C. As a sophomore offensive lineman, Simpson has been an important part of the Clemson Football team since making his start as a true freshman. This talented player had four knockdown blocks in 160 snaps over nine games in 2016. He posted a 91 percent grade with two knockdown blocks in 32 snaps against S.C. state, an 88 percent grade in 33 snaps against Syracuse, and an 87 percent grade in 15 snaps against Wake Forest. Prior to his college career, Simpson attended Fort Dorchester High School. He was dubbed a top 300 player by ESPN and named the South Carolina Palmetto Lineman of the Year.