Dion Sims

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Dion Sims
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Sims in the 2014 NFL season.
No. 80 Miami Dolphins
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-02-18) February 18, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Orchard Lake Village (MI) St. Mary's
College: Michigan State
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 106
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Receptions: 48
Receiving yards: 443
Receiving touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Dion Sims (born February 18, 1991) is an American football tight end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan State.

Early years[edit]

Sims was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended St. Mary's Preparatory in Orchard Lake Village, Michigan, where he played high school football for the St. Mary's Eaglets. He suffered a knee injury in the 2008 season opener and missed the next seven games. He played in only two games as a senior and had four catches for 86 yards (21.5 avg.) and one touchdown. As a junior, he earned first-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team All-Oakland County honors in 2007. He was named first-team All-North as a linebacker by The Detroit News, and was also selected second-team all-metro as a linebacker. He led the Eaglets in receptions as a junior with 29 for 604 yards (20.8 avg.) and three touchdowns.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the No. 5 tight end in the nation. He accepted a scholarship offer from Michigan State University over offers from Michigan, Iowa and Ohio State. Sims was dual-recruited for both football and basketball at Michigan State.[1] He even finished 4th in voting for Mr. Basketball of Michigan in 2008-09.[2]

College career[edit]

Sims attended Michigan State University, and played for the Michigan State Spartans football team from 2009 to 2012. As a junior in 2012, he was a second-team All-Big Ten Conference selection at tight end. He finished his college career with 59 receptions for 707 yards and eight touchdowns. He also made several appearances for the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team his freshman year before deciding to focus solely on football.

Sims entered the NFL Draft after his junior season.[3]

Professional career[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

In the 2013 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Sims in the fourth round, with the 106th overall pick.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

He signed his rookie contract with the Dolphins on May 17, 2013.[4] He scored his first career touchdown on a pass from Ryan Tannehill in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.


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