Eugene Sims

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Eugene Sims
No. 97     St. Louis Rams
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-03-16) March 16, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Mize, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 269 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Mize (MS)
College: West Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 189
Debuted in 2010 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team Small College All-America (2009)
  • 2× Lone Star Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year (2008, 2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2013
Tackles 64
Sacks 4.0
Interceptions 1
Forced Fumbles 0
Safety 1
Stats at

Eugene Sims (born March 16, 1986) is an American football player, who currently plays as a defensive end for the St. Louis Rams.

Early years[edit]

Sims enjoyed a standout prep career at Mize High School in Mississippi competing in football as well as track & field.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Sims began his college career at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi where he recorded 51 tackles, five QB sacks three tackled for losses and one forced fumble as a sophomore. He was rewarded at season's end with an appearance in the MACJC All-Star game. Sims moved to the defensive line in 2006 after being a nine-game starter for the Bobcats at strong safety in 2005.

Sims transferred to West Texas A&M where he was recognized as Lone Star Conference Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2008. Sims was the Buffs' starting defensive end in all 13 games and registered 56 tackles (18 solo, 36 assisted) and 13 tackles for losses and 10 sacks and eight hurries and two passes broken up.

As a senior in 2009 Sims was the Buffs' leading tackler among down linemen, recording 56 total tackles (19 solo, 37 assists). He also had a team-high 13.5 tackles for losses, as well as 7.0 sacks, five pass breakups, five quarterback hurries, four blocked kicks, three forced fumbles and one safety. Sims was named Lone Star Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year for a second consecutive season, as well as being a First-team All-LSC South Division selection. Sims also garnered AFCA small college All-America recognition in addition to being named AP Third-team Little All-America.[3] [4]

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4⅝ in 248 lb 4.69 s 1.61 s 2.72 s 4.38 s 6.90 s 32½ in 9 ft 6 in 17 reps x
All values from West Texas A&M Pro Day[5]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Sims was drafted in the 6th round by the St. Louis Rams. On June 28, 2010, Sims signed a four-year, $1.34 million contract including a $250,000 signing bonus. On September 5, 2010, Sims made the Rams 53-man roster.


In Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks, Sims registered the first sack of his NFL career.


On September 3, 2013, the Rams signed Sims to a two-year extension through 2015. He was entering his final season under his rookie contract signed in 2010.


  1. ^ CBS Sports
  2. ^ St. Louis Rams bio
  3. ^ CBS Sports
  4. ^ St. Louis Rams bio
  5. ^ NFL Draft "2010 Great Blue North Draft". NFL Draft 2010-02-29. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 

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