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Blake Sims | Quarterback

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208

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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims "deserves more attention as a draftable NFL prospect."
"Sims deserves more attention as a draftable NFL prospect. He's short, but is showing life in his arm and confidence in his throws," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot-0, 208-pound Sims, completed 23-of-33 passes for 445 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's win over Florida. So far this season, Sims completed 72 percent of his passes, while throwing for close to 1100 yards with eight touchdowns. Brugler notes that the Crimson Tide prospect needs "to show he's more than a product of the offense." Oct 1 - 2:23 PM

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Alabama HC Nick Saban feels that Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims is OK (shoulder) and will be ready to go this week versus Ole Miss.

"Saban: Blake Sims (shoulder) was able to throw the ball some. Was on pitch count. We feel like he's OK and will be ready to go this week," Burnett tweeted. The Crimson Tide prospect was dealing with a shoulder injury last week that was believed to be a bruised AC joint. Sims is putting together an impressive season so far, completing 72 percent of his passes, while throwing for close to 1100 yards with eight touchdowns.
Sep 29 - 2:46 PM

A statistical change to Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims' rushing total from last Saturday's game versus Florida left him with the school record for most total yards in a game.

We'll kick it to AL.com for the explanation: "On his second-quarter fumble, Sims was inaccurately docked 33 rushing yards — the distance between the line of scrimmage (Florida’s 32-yard line) and where Florida ultimately finished with it (Alabama’s 35). Sims, though, should only have been docked 6 — the distance between the line of scrimmage and where it was recovered (Florida’s 38)." That change left Sims with 484 yards total, beating Scott Hunter's total of 457 yards in 1969. Sims had been tied with Hunter prior to the adjustment. Sims completed 23-of-33 passes for 445 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in the victory.
Source: AL.com
Sep 23 - 9:15 PM

Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims proved he can effectively throw the ball down the field in Saturday's win against Florida, wrote NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"The skeptics wondered if Sims was capable of pushing the ball down the field after watching the senior rely on a 'dink-and-dunk' approach during the first three weeks of the season," Brooks wrote. "The doubts should subside after watching Sims put up a 400-yard effort against Florida." Sims completed 23-of-33 passes for 445 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's win. "He attacked the Gators' secondary with a barrage of throws to Amari Cooper, including a 79-yard touchdown on a bomb down the middle of the field," Brooks wrote. "With Sims also taking deep shots to Kenyan Drake and others against the Gators, opponents must defend the entire field when taking on the Crimson Tide."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 22 - 7:37 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said redshirt senior QB Blake Sims (shoulder) will be limited in practice this week.

Saban said earlier in the day Monday that Sims' shoulder injury -- a bruised AC joint -- was similar to AJ McCarron's last year. "(McCarron) took a few days where he practiced but didn't throw much then started putting him on a pitch count and started bringing him back," Saban said. "But having a bye week is probably a good thing from that perspective." McCarron didn't miss a game, and Sims isn't expected to either. Perhaps he'll be a full participant in practices after the bye week.
Sep 22 - 6:09 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said that redshirt senior QB Blake Sims' shoulder injury (bruised AC joint)was similar to the one that slowed AJ McCarron a year ago.

"(McCarron) took a few days where he practiced but didn't throw much then started putting him on a pitch count and started bringing him back," Saban told AL.com on Monday. "But having a bye week is probably a good thing from that perspective." AJ McCarrons' shoulder injury slowed him down, but he never actually ended up missing a game. Moving forward, we can probably expect the 6-foot-0, 208-pound Sims to be limited at times during the middle of the week. Sims left Saturday's game against Florida late during the third quarter after landing awkwardly on his right (throwing) shoulder. Sims did return at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Source: Al.com
Sep 22 - 2:51 PM

Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims said his shoulder is fine.

The 6-foot, 208-pounder left Saturday's game against Florida late in the third quarter after landing awkwardly on his right (throwing) shoulder. He returned at the beginning of the fourth quarter. "It’s very fine," Sims said. "Just a little bruised. I’m going to get with the training staff and try to get better and let the team know I’m good. I’m going to come out against Ole Miss (Oct. 4) and try to win the game. I’ll be all right. I’m going to get with the training staff and ice it, ice it, ice it." The Crimson Tide has a bye this week. "It will probably be something that’s sore for him for a while," said HC Nick Saban. "Hopefully that second week he’ll be able to get back to normal in practice."
Sep 22 - 12:55 AM

Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims completed 23-of-33 passes for 445 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's win against Florida.

The 6-foot, 208-pounder left the game briefly in the third quarter due to a shoulder injury -- he was replaced by Jake Coker -- but he returned to continue carving up the Gators. After the game, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said his signal-caller bruised his shoulder. Luckily, Alabama has a bye next week. This game would have been far uglier for Florida, but the Crimson Tide committed 11 penalties for 80 yards, and had four turnovers that turned into all 21 UF points.
Sep 20 - 7:58 PM

Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims (shoulder) returned to Saturday's contest versus Florida in the fourth quarter.

After determining that Sims' injury wasn't serious, the Crimson Tide coaches threw him back on the field. And why not? In the first half, Sims became the fifth SEC signal-caller to throw for 300 yards in a half in the past 10 years. Five-hundred yards passing is possible if Alabama doesn't call off the dogs.
Sep 20 - 6:49 PM

Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims exited Saturday's game against Florida in the third quarter with an apparent shoulder injury.

Sims galloped to a 24-yard scramble, at the conclusion of which he jogged to the sideline in pain. After a brief consultation with trainers, and a few practice throws, Sims sprinted to the locker room to an ovation. He returned to the sidelines at the end of the quarter. Alabama has not yet updated Sims' status. Florida State transfer Jacob Coker is manning the quarterback position. Prior to the injury, Sims was having the game of his lifetime. The 6-foot, 208-pounder completed 21-of-30 passes for 402 yards and three touchdowns.
Source: AL.com
Sep 20 - 6:41 PM

Gator's coach Will Muschamp notes that Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims' "ability to extend plays" impresses him.

"The ability to extend plays, I mean that's something as a defensive coordinator that's very difficult to deal with," Muschamp told AL.com ... off-rhythm plays, the protection breaks down and the routes are covered and he's able to extend the play." The 6-foot-0, 208 pound QB has not been sacked in Alabama's last three games. Sims is currently the Crimson Tide's third leading rusher, with 14 carries for 102 yards and a pair of running touchdowns.
Source: AL.com
Sep 17 - 2:48 PM

Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims completed 11 of 13 attempts for 214 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 41-0 win over FAU.

Sims added another touchdown on the ground. Nick Saban went into the game saying he would get Sims and Jacob Coker snaps, but the former played much better. Expect Sims to continue to start. Alabama plays Southern Miss next.
Sep 6 - 3:21 PM

Alabama coach Nick Saban once again announced on Monday that redshirt senior Blake Sims and FSU transfer Jacob Coker will share snaps against Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

Saban made the same announcement before the West Virginia game. Sims played essentially the entire game, with Coker coming on for a few garbage snaps to hand the ball off when the Crimson Tide were bleeding the clock. "I still don't hesitate to say there's a quarterback competition," Saban said. So how will the pair share reps this time around? "When I figure it out, I won't tell you," Saban told reporters with a smile.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 5:54 PM

Redshirt senior Blake Sims will be Alabama's starting QB in the season opener against West Virginia, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.

Fowler notes expected starter (and FSU transfer) Jacob Coker will backup Sims but is expected to play at some point against the Mountaineers. has played in 23 career games and rushed for 355 yards on 67 carries (5.3 yards per carry) while throwing for 244 yards on 23-of-39 passing. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman notes Lane Kiffin (Alabama's new offensive coordinator) heavily recruited Sims to Tennessee, but as a receiver.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 29 - 4:38 PM

Blake Sims could be a backup option to AJ McCarron.

With Phillip Sims transferring to Virginia, the Tide does not have any experience behind McCarron. Phillip Ely, who on paper became the No. 2 when Phillip Sims left, did not see the field as a freshman last season. Blake Sims was a standout quarterback in high school and coach Nick Saban noted there was a plan to give him some work at the position last year. That plan could be accelerated come August. Blake Sims, who will be a sophomore, did not have a carry last season and is not in line to get much work at running back in 2012. That could be all the more reason to use his talent at QB.
Source: al.com
Wed, May 9, 2012 12:13:00 PM