Eugene Sims

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Eugene Sims
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Sims with the Rams.
No. 97 (St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams)
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-03-16) March 16, 1986 (age 31)
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
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team Small College All-American (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 148
Quarterback sacks: 12.0
Interceptions: 2
Forced fumbles: 1
Safeties: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Eugene Sims (born March 16, 1986) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL draft. He played college football at West Texas A&M University.

Early years[edit]

Sims enjoyed a standout prep career at Mize Attendance Center in Mississippi competing in football as well as track & field. He graduated in 2005.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Jones County Junior College[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.

West Texas A&M[edit]

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]

2010 NFL Draft[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/Los Angeles Rams (2010-2016)[edit]

Sims was drafted in the sixth 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. On September 3, 2013, the Rams signed Sims to a two-year extension through 2015.[6] Sims re-signed with the Rams on a three-year, $10 million contract on March 13, 2016.[7]

On March 10, 2017, Sims was released by the Rams.[8]

Personal life[edit]

As of December 2016, he is currently dating Bad Girls Club's Winter Blanco. He is also the father to a young girl.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CBS Sports
  2. ^ St. Louis Rams bio
  3. ^ CBS Sports
  4. ^ St. Louis Rams bio
  5. ^ "2010 Great Blue North Draft". NFL Draft Scout.com. February 28, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ DE Sims agrees to new 3-year deal with Rams
  7. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 13, 2016). "Rams re-sign DE Eugene Sims to a 3-year, $10M deal". NFL.com. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  8. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (March 10, 2017). "Reports: Rams release TE Lance Kendricks, DE Eugene Sims". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. 

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