Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Player Feature: David Sims


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Several times over the past couple of years, we have heard David Sims‘ name be called for a cluster of reasons – mostly good (not very many times you would hear his name for a bad reason). Sims came out of High School as a top rated QB recruit as well as a top 20 rated ATH recruit. He started out at Georgia Tech as a QB, appearing in five games but never attempted a single pass. Sims was mainly use to raise the tempo up and have a speedier QB running the option.

Beginning with 2011, Sims saw a much larger role with the team as a starter at the B-back position which in a standard offense would be called the fullback. Sims opened up the 2011 season with a rushing touchdown in his first career start as the B-back against Western Carolina. That same season Sims was able to be second in rushing yards on a team where almost everyone gets a carry per game. He also scored 8 times, 7 on the ground and once through the air.

The following year, Sims had a nagging injury throughout the year that only allowed him to start 7 times but he saw action in all 12 regular season games. His biggest contribution to the team would definitely have to be his 91 yard showing in the ACC Championship game against the powerhouse Florida State Seminoles. But sadly, Sims and the Yellow Jackets fell short of capturing an ACC Title.

David Sims, has grown into a man you want on the field at all times or when the game is on the line. His toughness and attitude he brings to every carry and every aspect of his game makes him intriguing to NFL teams even if they don’t necessarily need a running back at that time.