Missed much of spring practice with an injury, so has catching up to do in learning the new defensive system ... Returning starter who played the hybrid linebacker/safety spot last season ... Should benefit greatly from the year of extensive experience ... Came to UK as a running back, he moved to safety during the 2010 season ... As a former offensive/defensive back, he brings good speed to the linebacker position ... Has played in 22 games, starting 11.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games and started 11 at the hybrid linebacker/safety position ... Totaled 70 tackles, third on the team ... Had career-best 12 stops against South Carolina ... Made seven tackles, including a quarterback sack, and recovered a fumble in the win over Kent State ... Broke up four passes during the season, second on the team in that category.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 games ... Made five tackles ... Had three stops at Vanderbilt ... Followed that with two tackles at Georgia, including a four-yard loss.
2010 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Smooth, powerful runner who rushed for more than 2,000 yards his junior and senior seasons at Simon Kenton HS ... Notched 2,227 rushing yards and 41 total touchdowns (38 rushing, two receiving and one kickoff return) as a senior ... Garnered 2,309 yards and 41 total scores (37 rushing, three receiving and one kickoff return) his junior season, leading Simon Kenton to a state runner-up finish in Class 6A, the largest classification in Kentucky ... First-team all-state as a junior and senior by The Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal ... Class 6A Player of the Year as a senior ... Player of the Year for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area as a junior and senior by the Cincinnati Enquirer ... Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Player of the Year ... Three years on the all-conference and all-district teams ... "He is a dominating high school back whose talent screams big time," penned recruiting analyst Tom Lemming ... The No. 2 prospect in Kentucky by SuperPrep ... Rated among the nation's top-100 running backs by all services ... Coached by Jeff Marksberry ... "Miles has a tremendous ability to make plays when we had to have them," Marksberry said. "He has a great football IQ, great athleticism and the ball skills to play any position on the field." ... Competed in the triple jump and the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays for the track and field team.
Personal: Son of David Simpson and Anita Clare ... David played college football at Eastern Kentucky ... Major is kinesiology.
Community Cats: Helped events with the Christian Appalachian Project (2010), the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12) and the Woodhill Trunk or Treat (2012).
Miles Says ... M nickname is: "V" .. My favorite TV show: America's Worst Tattoos ... I couldn't live without my: family ... The one thing I like most about football is: being part of a team ... Something people might not know about me is: I was a lifeguard at summer camp ... I wear uniform No. 32 because: 30 was my dad's number, so I went two higher.