AT VIRGINIA: 2000?Saw his only action of the season on the opening kickoff of the Georgia Tech game ... in uniform against Wake Forest, Maryland, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and for the Jeep O?ahu Bowl game against Georgia ... was held out due to concerns over his health stemming from an injury he incurred during the 1999 season ... lettered. 1999?Played in the opener against North Carolina, registering one tackle ? suffered from an abscess in the week following that game and missed the rest of the season. 1998?Played in nine regular season games (Auburn, Maryland, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia Tech) and the Peach Bowl ? missed the San Jose State and N.C. State games due to an injury ... saw limited action from scrimmage but emerged as a special teams standout ... joined Yubrenal Isabelle as UVa?s "wedge busters" on kickoff coverage ? finished the regular season with nine tackles (five solo, four assists) ? added one tackle in the Peach Bowl game ... earned his first letter. 1997?Saw action as a reserve linebacker and on special teams in three games (Richmond, Clemson and Duke) ... was in uniform but did not play in season opener against Auburn ... missed UVa?s other seven games due to injuries ... recorded one tackle against Richmond and Clemson.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times in football at Miami Killian High School for head coach Sam Miller ... chosen first-team All-State Class 6A, first-team All-District and second-team All-County at linebacker his senior season ... third-team All-District and All-County at linebacker as a junior ... named team?s Most Valuable Player on defense as a senior and the Most Dedicated Linebacker as a junior and senior ... participated in North-South Florida All-Star game ... finished his senior season with 88 tackles, including 50 unassisted and nine quarterback sacks ... also blocked a punt and a field goal, and caused two fumbles ... as a junior, he recorded 49 total tackles, including six sacks, and blocked an extra-point attempt ... played on the defensive line as a sophomore ... totaled 34 tackles, including four sacks, that season ... also recovered three fumbles and blocked two punts and one PAT.
PERSONAL: Earl Lawrence Sims II ... born 3-29-79 in Miami, Fla. ... son of Earl and Patricia Sims ... has two sisters, Kesha (24) and Katrina (19) ... named to Principal?s Honor Roll at Miami Killian High School ... summer youth camp volunteer ... has served as a guest speaker at local elementary schools ... enjoys fishing, weight lifting, writing, and making and editing films.
Transfers Eager to Help Lift ProgramFootball5/26/16UVA's football team added three transfers this spring: quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Jared Cohen and defensive end Jack Powers.Cavaliers' Reign Atop NCAA ContinuesMen's Tennis5/25/16With a 4-1 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night, top-seeded Virginia captured its second straight NCAA men's title and third in four seasons.Mihaljevic's Star Continues to RiseTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/16In junior Filip Mihaljevic, Virginia's track & field team has one of the nation's elite shot putters and discus throwers.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: Transfers Eager to Help Lift Program
Football | 5/26/2016
Virginia added three FBS transfers this spring: quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Jared...
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Football | 5/19/2016
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Football | 5/18/2016
Virginia free safety Quin Blanding and inside linebacker Micah Kiser have been named to the 2016 ...
Jack Powers Transfers to UVA from Arizona State
Football | 5/17/2016
Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced today (May 17), former Arizona State offensive...
Matteo Named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List
Football | 5/17/2016
Virginia football student-athlete Jackson Matteo has been named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List
East Carolina Quarterback Benkert Transfers to UVA
Football | 5/16/2016
Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced today (May 16), former East Carolina quarterback ...
Canady Selected by the Ravens in the 2016 NFL Draft
Football | 04/30/2016
Virginia senior cornerback Maurice Canady (Richmond, Va.) was selected by the Baltimore Ravens...
Jeff White: Spring Football Notebook
Football | 04/27/2016
With practice over until training camp begins in August, Virginia's coaching staff has shifted...
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