2016 – Appeared in seven of UVA’s 12 games … used as the primary kickoff specialist … booted 28 kicks for an average of 61.1 yards … 10 of his kickoffs went for touchbacks … was 4-of-5 on PATs … caught one pass for two yards on a trick play at then-No. 24 Oregon. 2015 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games as the primary kickoff specialist … booted 60 kicks for an average of 63.3 yards … 30 of his kickoffs went for touchbacks … named the special teams player of the week by the UVA coaches for the Notre Dame game. 2014 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games as the primary kickoff specialist … booted 65 kicks for an average of 62.3 yards … 29 of his kickoffs went for touchbacks. 2013 – Appeared in 10 of UVA’s 12 games … made collegiate debut against VMI … became the fulltime kickoff specialist at Pitt after Ian Frye suffered an injury … handled kickoff duties exclusively for UVA’s final eight games … booted 38 kicks for an average of 61.3 yards … 14 of his kickoffs were touchbacks. 2012 – Redshirted season … dressed for the Richmond, Penn State, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, Miami and North Carolina games.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
A 2012 graduate of Jefferson Forest High School … earned three letters as an all-state and all-region kicker and punter for head coach Don Rice … as a senior was 50-of-50 on PATs and 6-of-9 on FGs … nailed a career-long 49-yard field goal … posted a 40.0 yards per punt average … 45 of kickoffs went for touchbacks … rated the top kicker in Virginia by Nike … national finalist at the Nike Kicking Championships in Las Vegas … member of the National Honor Society and held a 4.0 GPA … son of Jeff and Cary Sims … has three brothers … has twin brother Jordan … has older brother, Austin, and younger brother, Christian … majoring in business/marketing.