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Charles Sims (American football)

Charles Edwards Sims (born September 19, 1990) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Houston and West Virginia.

Charles Sims
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Sims with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1990-09-19) September 19, 1990 (age 29)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Houston (TX) Westbury
College:West Virginia
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts:245
Rushing yards:958
Receptions:129
Receiving yards:1,190
Total touchdowns:8
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Sims attended Westbury High School in Houston, Texas, where he played football and ran track.[1] He was named District 21-4A MVP and first team All-District as a junior after rushing for 1,018 yards and 17 touchdowns, while adding 37 receptions for 425 yards and two scores. In track & field, Sims posted personal-bests of 11.15 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 6.70 meters (21-10.5) in the long jump.[2]

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Sims was rated as the 74th best running back prospect of his class.[3]

College careerEdit

Sims attended the University of Houston from 2009 to 2012, graduating in the spring.[4] As a freshman, he was the Conference USA Freshman of the Year after rushing for 698 yards and nine touchdowns.[5][6] He was redshirted in 2010 for academic reasons. He returned in 2011 and was a first team All-Conference USA after rushing for 821 yards on 110 carries and nine touchdowns.[7][8] During his final season at Houston in 2012, he was the Andre Ware Offensive MVP and a second team All-Conference USA selection after rushing for 851 yards on 142 carries with 11 touchdowns.[9][10]

For his senior year in 2013, Sims transferred to West Virginia University.[11] He was named the team's starter before the season.[12] He rushed for 1,095 yards on 208 carries (5.3 avg) and 11 touchdowns, while catching 45 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns.[13] He was named a first-team All-Big 12 while adding the honor of Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yards Avg Long Rush TDs Rec Yards Rec TDs
2009 Houston 132 698 5.3 31 9 70 759 1
2011 Houston 110 821 7.5 72 9 51 575 4
2012 Houston 142 851 6.0 53 11 37 373 3
2013 West Virginia 208 1,095 5.3 76 11 45 401 3
Career Totals 592 3,465 5.9 76 40 203 2,108 11

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
214 lb
(97 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
8 14 in
(0.21 m)
4.48 s 1.56 s 4.30 s 7.16 s 37.5 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[15]

Sims was considered one of the top running back prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft.[16] He was drafted in the third round (69th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[17] In the 2014 season, he finished with 66 carries for 185 yards to go along with 19 receptions for 190 yards.[18] In the 2015 season, he finished with 107 carries for 529 rushing yards to go along with 51 receptions for 561 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.[19]

On October 10, 2016, Sims was placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos.[20] He was activated off injured reserve on December 10, 2016 prior to Week 14.[21] He was placed back on injured reserve on December 28, 2016.[22] Overall, in the 2016 season, he finished with 51 rushes for 149 yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with 24 receptions for 190 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[23] In the 2017 season, he finished with 21 carries for 95 yards to go along with 35 receptions for 249 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[24]

On April 26, 2018, Sims re-signed with the Buccaneers on a one-year contract.[25] On August 23, 2018, he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.[26] On August 30, 2018, he was released with an injury settlement.[27]

Career statisticsEdit

Season Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8 0 66 185 2.8 20 1 19 190 10.0 24 0 2 1
2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 0 107 529 4.9 59 0 51 561 11.0 56 4 2 2
2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 2 51 149 2.9 23 1 24 190 7.9 33 1 1 1
2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 0 21 95 4.5 21 0 35 249 7.1 25 1 1 1
Total 47 2 245 958 3.9 59 2 129 1,190 9.2 56 6 6 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jones, Mike (January 22, 2014). "Moves pay off for versatile running back Charles Sims". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Charles Sims - Yahoo Sports
  4. ^ "Charles Sims College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  5. ^ "Charles Sims 2009 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Sims already making his mark at West Virginia". FOX Sports. September 20, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "C-USA Announces Football All-Conference Teams". Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  8. ^ "Charles Sims 2011 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Cougars hand out postseason awards
  10. ^ "Charles Sims 2012 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  11. ^ Charles Sims to play for W. Virginia
  12. ^ Houston transfer Charles Sims to start for West Virginia
  13. ^ "Charles Sims 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  14. ^ Charles Sims Tabbed As First Team All-Big 12, Rookie Of The Year
  15. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/Charles-Sims?id=2543770
  16. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  17. ^ "NFL Draft results 2014: Buccaneers take Charles Sims in 3rd round". SBNation.com. May 9, 2014.
  18. ^ "Charles Sims 2014 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  19. ^ "Charles Sims 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  20. ^ Smith, Scott (October 10, 2016). "Hansbrough Promoted as Sims Goes to I.R." Buccaneers.com. Archived from the original on March 30, 2018.
  21. ^ "Bucs Activate Sims, Promote Dye". Buccaneers.com. December 10, 2016. Archived from the original on March 30, 2018.
  22. ^ Smith, Scott (December 28, 2016). "Johnson Promoted as Sims Hits IR". Buccaneers.com.
  23. ^ "Charles Sims 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  24. ^ "Charles Sims 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  25. ^ Alper, Josh (April 26, 2018). "Buccaneers re-sign Charles Sims". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  26. ^ Smith, Scott (August 23, 2018). "Charles Sims Placed on Injured Reserve". Buccaneers.com.
  27. ^ Smith, Scott (August 30, 2018). "Charles Sims Waived from IR with Injury Settlement". Buccaneers.com.

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