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2015 NFL DRAFT

Charles Sims, RB

School: West Virginia  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Houston, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 214 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
12293-4
2013 Season
First-team All-Big 12 selection by the coaches and second team by the Associated Press. Sims became the first West Virginia running back since Noel Devine in 2009 to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season, finishing 2013 with 1,095 yards and 11 touchdowns on 208 carries. He caught a team-best 45 passes with three additional scores through the air.Sims had a season-high 154 yards in West Virginia's win at TCU, and he also topped 100 yards in games against William & Mary, Georgia State and Iowa State. Sims tied freshman Daikiel Shorts for the team lead with 45 receptions, those 45 catches going for 401 yards and three touchdowns.
2012 Season
Named second team All-Conference USA. ... Named the team's Andre Ware Offensive MVP. ... Led Houston with 851 rushing yards and 11 rushing TDs. ... Finished with 37 receptions for 373 yards and three TDs. ... Third in Conference USA in rushing yards per game, scoring and second in all-purpose yards. Had four 100-yard rushing games (210-North Texas, 158-Rice, 133-UAB, 119-UTEP) and one 100-yard receiving game (114-SMU). ... Rushed for a career-best 210 yards against North Texas. ... Had multiple rushing touchdowns in four games, including three each against Rice and UTEP. ... Pulled in a career-best 11 receptions vs. Louisiana Tech. ... Led the team with 17 plays of 20 yards or longer.
2011 Season
First Team All-Conference USA. ... Led Houston with 821 yards rushing on just 110 carries. ... Averaged 7.5 yards per rush and racked up nine rushing touchdowns. ... Added four more TDs through the air. ... Ranked fourth on the club with 1,396 all-purpose yards, 107.4 per game. ... Made 51 grabs for 575 yards and averaged 11.3 yards per reception. ... Broke a 58-year-old school record at Tulane, averaging 20.7 yards per rush on 10 carries for 207 yards and two scores. ... Topped 100 yards on the ground twice in 2011, including 111 yards and two scores at UTEP. ... Scored two TDs vs. East Carolina and recorded 84 yards on just nine carries
2010 Season
Redshirted
2009 Season
Conference USA Freshman of the Year. ... Team leader with 698 rushing yards, nine touchdowns and 5.3 yards per carry. ... Finished with 128 yards and a touchdown against Northwestern State in debut, sixth UH player to finish with 100 or more yards in his debut. ... Led all players with 10 catches for 122 yards and added 30 rushing yards on seven carries against Texas Tech
High School
Played for coach Keith Magee at Westbury High. ... Member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100. ... Named District 21-4A MVP and First Team All-District. ... Selected TSWA Third Team, All-State running back. ... As a junior, rushed for 1,018 yards and 17 touchdowns, while adding 37 receptions for 425 yards and two scores. ... Honorable Mention All-State 4A. ... 20-5A Co-Offensive MVP and First Team All-District
Personal
Birthday is Sept. 19. ... Son of Dinetta Oliver. ... Attending graduate school in fall 2013
 
Player News
05/12/2014 - All offense for Bucs in draft...With needs on the offensive line, the Bucs went a little off-script in the third round and selected West Virginia running back Charles Sims. The Bucs' backfield - already crowded with Doug Martin, Mike James and Bobby Rainey - already was considered a strength of the team. But Licht said he couldn't resist taking what he said was a player with the third-best hands in the draft behind Evans and Seferian-Jenkins. Sims had 203 receptions in his career at the University of Houston and with the Mountaineers, including 70 as a freshman. He also rushed for 3,465 yards in his career. "Running back was a pretty strong position that we had," Licht said. "We still feel that way but this one kind of stood out like the tight end did. We had a chance to get a back that had a versatile skill set and can score points for us. We didn't want to turn it down." - The Sports Xchange
 

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