2004: Switched from safety to fullback in 2004 ... finished second on the team with 212 yards ... ended the year on a high note with career-high 85 yards and 23 carries vs. Washington State ... long rush was 14 yards ... had eight carries, 33 yards vs. San Jose State ... solid game at Stanford with 34 yards on 11 carries ... rushed twice for eight yards and caught one pass for two yards vs. Fresno ... at Notre Dame, carried four times for then career-high 30 yards ... named to the Pac-10's All-Academic Team in 2004 ... named the team's Husky Fever 12th Man Award winner for offense. 2003: Appeared in all 12 games ... started against California ... had 15 tackles last season ... named the Most Improved Running Back during spring drills ... a second-team selection to the 2003 Region VIII Academic All-American squad ... a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... 2003 recipient of the Curtis Williams Endowed Football Scholarship ... switched to jersey number 25 to honor the former Husky during the season ... had six tackles in games against USC and California. 2002: Started five of the Huskies' 13 games at free safety ... sat out the final three games of the year due to an ankle injury ... part of a Husky pass defense that allowed an average of just 210 yards passing over its last five regular-season games, including nine interceptions and just six touchdowns ... top game, in terms of tackles, was the Wyoming win, when he posted eight stops ... a second-team Academic All-Pac-10 selection ... named a coaches' special teams player of the game after win over Idaho ... a recipient of the UW's Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman Award. 2001: Redshirted the 2001 season while nursing an injury ... competed for the Husky track squad in the spring, qualifying for the Pac-10 Championships in the triple jump.
High School and Personal: Parents are James and Mary ... started both ways for the Vikings in 2000, making 56 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, two interceptions, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries on defense, and rushing 207 times for 1,756 yards and 17 TDs ... was Student Body President in 2000, maintaining a 4.0 GPA ... a SuperPrep All-American ... SuperPrep's top-rated DB in the state of Nevada, and the fourth-ranked recruit overall in the state ... a PrepStar All-Region pick ... a first-team All-State selection at DB by the Las Vegas Sun ... earned "Western 100" honors from the Tacoma News-Tribune ... also named first-team All-Southern Nevada Conference on defense by the Sun ... also excelled in track and field, with a 50-2 leap in the triple jump that was the nation's second-best prep mark in 2000 ... also competes on the Husky track and field team ... a comparative literature and communications major.
Year G-S TC Yds. Lost Net Avg. TD LG 2004 11-6 59 218 6 212 3.6 0 14
Sims news and features:
James Sims? Make that "Mr. 200" to you - Seattle Times (Nov. 16, 2005)
Versatile Sims in new role for UW - Arizona Daily Star (Nov. 9, 2005)
Sims to carry fragile Huskies - UW Daily (Oct. 25, 2005)
Football notebook: Sims not just role player at tailback - Seattle Times (Oct. 25, 2005)
Sims Jr. to start at running back Saturday - Everett Herald (Oct. 25, 2005)
Q & A: Sims Aims To Put Washington Back On The Map - Gohuskies.com (July 26, 2005)
Sims forcing his way into limelight - Seattle Times (Aug. 26, 2004)
Sims highlights rushers' success this spring - Seattle Post-Intelligencer (April 10, 2004)