AT VIRGINIA 2012 - Appeared in all 12 games ... made four starts ... nine of his completions went for 30 yards or more ... 21 of his completions went for 20 yards or more ... started the Duke, Maryland, Wake Forest and NC State games ... completed 5-of-6 passes for 50 yards against Richmond ... connected on 2-of-3 passes for five yards against Penn State ... threw the first two TDs passes of his career at Georgia Tech ... threw 6-of-8 passes for 56 yards ... passed for 63 yards and a TD at TCU ... made first career start at Duke and threw for 268 yards ... found Tim Smith for a career-long 56-yard strike against Wake Forest ... was 22-of-39 and one TD against Wake Forest ... rushed for first career TD to start scoring at NC State ... was 8-of-10 for 115 yards and a passing TD at NC State ... also rushed for a TD against Miami ... had one passing touchdown on 8-of-17 passing against North Carolina.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Transfered to Virginia from Alabama in May of 2012 ... was a member of the Crimson Tide's 2011 BCS national championship squad ... split time in 2011 with AJ McCarron at quarterback ... saw action in eight games and completed 64 percent of his passes for 163 yards ... made collegiate debut against Kent State when he came off the bench during the fourth series and completed 7-of-14 passes for a 73 yards, his best outing during his Alabama career ... also appeared against Penn State, North Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Vanderbilt, Mississippi and Tennessee ... redshirted the 2010 season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL Came out of Oscar Smith as one the nation's top-ranked passers ... a five-star recruit by Scout.com and a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and ESPNU ... a Parade magazine All-American and a first-team EA Sports All-American ... the No. 1 quarterback nationally by ESPNU and SuperPrep magazine ... the nation's No. 13 player by SuperPrep magazine, a SuperPrep All-American and the publication's top-ranked player in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic Offensive Player of the Year ... ranked 32nd in the ESPNU 150 and 36th overall in the Scout.com rankings ... listed at No. 67 nationally in the Rivals100 and that publication's No. 2 pro-style quarterback ... the nation's No. 1 quarterback according to ESPNU ... Tom Lemming's No. 3 pro-style quarterback nationally ... played in the 2010 ESPN Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Fla. ... a member of the PrepStar Dream Team member as the No. 69 player nationally ... the 2009 Abe Goldblatt All-Tidewater Player of the Year ... two-time first-team All-State in Virginia's largest classification ... finished his high school career as Virginia's career leader in passing yards (10,725) and touchdown passes (119) while finishing second in career completions (636) ... was 48-4 as a four-year starter at Oscar F. Smith High School, which included a 39-1 record in the regular season ... led his team to the 2008 Virginia Group AAA Division 6 State Championship, four Southeastern District titles and three Eastern Region crowns ... as a senior in 2009, Sims threw for 2,960 yards and 33 touchdowns ... passed for 3,167 yards as a junior in 2008 with 38 touchdowns and just four interceptions ... amassed 3,100 yards and 33 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2007 and 1,498 yards and 15 touchdowns as a true freshman in 2006 ... high school teammates with current UVa teammate Tim Smith ... the duo were on the 2008 state title team at Oscar Smith.