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.
Transfered to Virginia from Alabama in May of 2012 … was a member of the Crimson Tide[apos]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[apos]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[apos]s No. 13 player by SuperPrep magazine, a SuperPrep All-American and the publication[apos]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[apos]s No. 2 pro-style quarterback … the nation[apos]s No. 1 quarterback according to ESPNU … Tom Lemming[apos]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[apos]s largest classification … finished his high school career as Virginia[apos]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.