Charles Sims (American football)

Charles Sims

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Sims in 2014
No. 34Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-19) September 19, 1990
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Westbury
College: Houston, West Virginia
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2016
Rushing attempts: 214
Rushing yards: 830
Receptions: 84
Receiving yards: 863
Total touchdowns: 7
Player stats at

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

Early years

Sims attended Westbury High School in Houston, Texas, where he played football and ran track. 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.[1]

Considered a three-star recruit by, Sims was rated as the 74th best running back prospect of his class.[2]

College career

Sims attended the University of Houston from 2009 to 2012, graduating in the spring. As a freshman he was the Conference USA Freshman of the Year after rushing for 698 yards and nine touchdowns. 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.[3] During his final season at Houston in 2012, he was the Andre Ware Offensive MVP and a second team All-Conference USA after rushing for 851 yards on 142 carries with 11 touchdowns.[4]

For his senior year in 2013, Sims transferred to West Virginia University.[5] He was named the team's starter before the season.[6] 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. He was named a first-team All-Big 12 while adding the honor of conference offensive newcomer of the year.[7]

Career statistics

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 career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 214 lb31 in8 14 in 4.48 s 1.56 s 4.30 s 7.16 s 37.5 in 10 ft 6 in 17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Sims was considered one of the top running back prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft.[9] He was drafted in the third round (69th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[10]

On October 10, 2016, Sims was placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in week 4 against the Denver Broncos.[11]


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