Ex-Bobcat Sims drafted by Rams in sixth round of NFL Draft

Written By: Shawn Wansley
Email Address: shawn.wansley@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2010-08-12 14:45:52

 ELLISVILLE – Former Jones County Junior College Bobcat defensive end Eugene Sims was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon.

Sims has been a standout for the West Texas A&M Buffaloes for the past two years. He was a standout for head coach Eddie Pierce’s Bobcats in 2006-07.

The 6-foot-5, 248-pound product played strong safety as a freshman and was moved to defensive end as a sophomore. In 2007, Sims had 51 tackles, five quarterback sacks, three tackles for losses and one forced fumble. He helped the Bobcats reach the state championship game that season and also participated in the MACJC All-Star Game.

Sims, who is a Mize High School graduate, was a star at West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas, the past two years. In 2009, he was named to the AP Little All-American third-team and to the AFCA Division II Coaches’ All-American team.

A Mt. Olive native, Sims had 56 tackles (19 solos, 37 assists) as a senior and also had a team-high 13.5 tackles for minus-89 yards in losses. He also had seven sacks for minus-57 yards, five pass breakups, five quarterback hurries, four blocked kicks, three forced fumbles and one safety.

He was also named the Lone Star Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year for the second straight season and was a first-team All-LSC South Division choice.

Last year, former Bobcat defensive back Ellis Lankster was selected in the seventh round by the Buffalo Bills out of West Virginia and ended up making the final roster.


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