Dalton Simpler – 2023 Male Collegiate Award Winner

Juanyeh Thomas

The All Sports Association is proud to name University of West Florida (UWF) offensive lineman Dalton Simpler as the Male Collegiate award winner.


Dalton is a graduate of Freeport High School and a senior at UWF. He anchors the UWF offensive line, helping his team to a 12-2 record and the NCAA Division II National Semifinals. UWF was the Gulf South Conference Co-Champion for the second consecutive season.


Simpler was named First Team All-American by the Division 2 Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2 CCA). He is a two-time First Team All-Gulf South Conference selection, earning the honor at center in 2021 and guard in 2022. Simpler is the first Argo ever to earn First Team All-America Honors from the D2 CCA, which is voted on by the nation’s Division II Sports Information Directors. Simpler has been a solid performer throughout his career, starting all 25 games in the past two seasons. He was a finalist for the Gene Upshaw Award, which is awarded to the best lineman, offensive or defensive, in NCAA Division II college football.


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