2015 NFL DRAFT

David Sims, FB

School: Georgia Tech  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: St. Matthews, SC
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 235 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player News
05/07/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: GEORGIA TECH: RB David Sims (5-11, 235, 4.79)...Georgia Tech's leading rusher in 2013, Sims operated well in the triple-option offense with 11 rush scores and 884 rushing yards, including only one negative yard on 161 carries. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/13/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): RB-David Sims, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech (9)...Sims, who has more than 2,200 career rushing yards, leads Georgia Tech in rushing (846 yards this season), rushing touchdowns (11), overall touchdowns (12) and he has averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Sims, who has rushed for 100-plus yards in three of his last five games, has just one negative yardage rushing attempt among his 151 carries this season. - Georgia Tech football

12/04/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): David Sims, RB, Georgia Tech (29)...Sims will enter Tech's bowl game with 846 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns, both team highs. - Georgia Tech football

11/24/2013 - David Sims ran for 111 yards, Synjyn Days and Matt Connors each had two rushing touchdowns and Georgia Tech beat Alabama A&M 66-7 on Saturday. Coach Paul Johnson got the performance he wanted against an FCS opponent before the Yellow Jackets host Georgia next week. Georgia Tech (7-4) used mostly third- and fourth-stringers in the second half as Johnson sought to keep top players healthy.

Jaymason Lee completed 14 of 27 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown for Alabama A&M (4-8). The Bulldogs ended the season by losing five of seven. Zach Laskey, Robert Godhigh, Days and Connors combined for five short-yardage TDs in the first half. Sims scored on a 39-yard run, linebacker Quayshawn Nealy returned a fumble 18 yards and Harrison Butker added a 40-yard field goal to make it 52-0 at halftime. Georgia Tech announced that it set a modern-day school record for points in a single half and the most since 1950. - AP Sports

10/26/2013 - Zach Laskey and David Sims each ran for two touchdowns as Georgia Tech defeated Virginia 35-25 Saturday. Robert Godhigh also ran for a touchdown for Georgia Tech (5-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which survived five turnovers and responded every time Virginia (2-6, 0-4 ACC) made it close.

The Yellow Jackets scored on a 36-yard Sims run on the third play of the game and never trailed. Laskey scored on runs of 7 and 4 yards, and Godhigh had a 65-yarder in the fourth quarter after Virginia had cut the lead to 21-17. Sims sealed it with a 29-yard TD with 1:55 left after Virginia had again cut the lead to 28-25. Virginia's Darius Jennings had 13 catches for 119 yards and Tim Smith had 10 receptions for 151 yards. - AP Sports

09/26/2013 - Scouting the Georgia Tech running game: Tech has had more than 300 yards of total offense for nine straight games. They ran for 324 yards and three touchdowns, with Robert Godhigh gaining 100 and David Sims gaining 99. Tech fumbled four times, but lost only one. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/2013 - David Sims ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns and Georgia Tech recovered to beat the Tar Heels 28-20 on Saturday. North Carolina scored the first two touchdowns and held leads of 13-0 and 20-7 in the first half.

Georgia Tech (3-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its eighth straight home win in the series. North Carolina (1-2, 0-1) has not won at Bobby Dodd Stadium since 1997. Overall, Georgia Tech has won eight of the last nine in the series. Vad Lee's 1-yard run gave Georgia Tech its first lead at 21-20 in the third quarter. Sims' 6-yard scoring run added to the lead early in the fourth quarter. Georgia Tech had 324 yards rushing, including 100 yards on nine carries for Robert Godhigh. - AP Sports

09/12/2013 - Scouting the Georgia Tech running game: Tech will try to establish the inside handoff with B-backs David Sims and Zach Laskey, then go to one of the the quick A-backs with breakaway speed. It's hard to know exactly which players are ahead at their position based on the opening-day blowout, but Laskey (51 yards, one TD), David Sims (47 yards, one TD), B.J. Bostic and Deon Hill were all effective. - The Sports Xchange

08/22/2013 - B-back David Sims (6-2, 222, Sr.) started slow last year because of an injury. Playing the position similar to fullback in the traditional offense, Sims is expected to pound the ball up the middle and draw in the defense, thus opening the outside for Tech's speed backs. Sims started getting healthy late in the year and gained 91 yards in the ACC Championship game against FSU and 99 in the Sun Bowl against Southern Cal. If healthy, he could give the team the inside presence it has missed for two years. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2013 - OTHER GEORGIA TECH PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: RB David Sims (5-11, 218, 4.59)...Sims led Georgia Tech running backs in carries last season and is the feature B-back in the team's triple option offense. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/20/2013 - 2013 DOAK WALKER AWARD WATCH LIST: David Sims (Sr.), Georgia Tech...Sims enters his final season with 1,368 career rushing yards, which ranks 29th on Georgia Tech's all-time rushing list. Only three active players in the ACC have rushed for more yards and his 86 career points scored rank fourth among active ACC running backs.

Last season Sims combined with fellow B-back Zach Laskey to rush for more than 1,300 yards. Sims rushed for 612 yards and four touchdowns on 135 carries in 2012. He closed the '12 season by rushing for 99 yards in Tech's Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over USC. Sims is one of four Atlantic Coast Conference running backs on the list, joining Miami's Duke Johnson, Boston College's Andre Williams and Syracuse's Jerome Smith. Sims is the sixth different Yellow Jacket to be named to a preseason watch list for a national individual award. - Georgia Tech football

 
 
Player News
05/07/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: GEORGIA TECH: RB David Sims (5-11, 235, 4.79)...Georgia Tech's leading rusher in 2013, Sims operated well in the triple-option offense with 11 rush scores and 884 rushing yards, including only one negative yard on 161 carries. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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