|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||November 21, 1984|
|Place of birth:||Orlando, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||214 lb (97 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career CFL statistics as of 2013|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
Michael Anthony Sims-Walker (born Michael Anthony Walker on November 21, 1984) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Central Florida.
Sims-Walker has also played for the St. Louis Rams.
Sims-Walker played in 12 games as a true freshman and has 21 receptions for 337 yards. During his sophomore year, he played six games at cornerback due to injuries to the team. He had 9 catches for 191 yards, and also had three interceptions while playing defense. During his junior year, he played exclusively as wide receiver and ranked second on the team with 64 receptions for 855 yards and 9 touchdowns. During his senior year, he set the Central Florida record for most receptions in a single season with 90. He was a two-time All-Conference USA Selection during his collegiate career. He played in a total of 46 career games with 184 receptions for 2,561 yards (13.9 ypc average).
2007 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 2 in||209 lb||4.35 s||1.54 s||2.53 s||4.39 s||6.92 s||36.5 in||10 ft 1 in||18 reps|
Sims-Walker was drafted by the Jaguars in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was unable to play during his first season because of a knee injury suffered in the fourth preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
In 2008, he played in nine games posting 16 receptions for 217 yards.
In 2009, Sims-Walker rebounded to become the Jaguars' leader in receptions (63) and receiving yards (869).
St. Louis Rams
After the 2010-11 season, Sims-Walker became a free agent. On July 29, 2011, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams. He was released on October 17, 2011.
Return to Jacksonville
On October 19, Sims-Walker re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was placed on the injured reserve list on November 2, ending his season. He was released from the injured reserve list on December 4, 2011.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
On August 27, 2013, Sims-Walker signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He signed with the Bombers halfway through the 2013 CFL season. He was released on March 6, 2014.
In 2009, Walker officially changed his surname to Sims-Walker to honor his father, Michael Sims, who died from colon cancer on December 6, 2008. In 2010, he created the Mike Sims-Walker Foundation to honor his father. Through his foundation, he launched the Playmaker 11 Scholarship that provided 10 $200 one-time book stipends and one $1,000 book stipend to graduating high school seniors in the Jacksonville-area and his hometown of Orlando, Florida.
In popular culture
- Signed with the Blue Bombers of the CFL, August 2013
- CFL Transactions
- "Training Camp Roundup: Aug. 24". ESPN.com. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2009-08-24.