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Mike Sims-Walker

Mike Sims-Walker
Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-11-21) November 21, 1984
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
College: Central Florida
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Debuted in 2008 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Conference USA (2005)
  • First-team All-Conference USA (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Receptions 122
Receiving yards 1,648
Receiving TDs 14
Stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions 8
Receiving yards 137
Receiving TDs 0
Stats at CFL.ca

Michael Anthony Sims-Walker (born Michael Anthony Walker on November 21, 1984) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Central Florida.

Sims-Walker has also played for the St. Louis Rams.

Early years

Sims-Walker played high school football at Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida.

College career

Sims-Walker played college football at Central Florida where he was a teammate of fellow NFL receiver Brandon Marshall.

Sims-Walker played in 12 games as a true freshman and has 21 receptions for 337 yards. During his sophomore year, he played six games at cornerback due to injuries to the team. He had 9 catches for 191 yards, and also had three interceptions while playing defense. During his junior year, he played exclusively as wide receiver and ranked second on the team with 64 receptions for 855 yards and 9 touchdowns. During his senior year, he set the Central Florida record for most receptions in a single season with 90. He was a two-time All-Conference USA Selection during his collegiate career. He played in a total of 46 career games with 184 receptions for 2,561 yards (13.9 ypc average).[1]

Professional career

2007 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 209 lb 4.35 s 1.54 s 2.53 s 4.39 s 6.92 s 36.5 in 10 ft 1 in 18 reps

Jacksonville Jaguars

Sims-Walker was drafted by the Jaguars in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was unable to play during his first season because of a knee injury suffered in the fourth preseason game against the Washington Redskins.

In 2008, he played in nine games posting 16 receptions for 217 yards.

In 2009, Sims-Walker rebounded to become the Jaguars' leader in receptions (63) and receiving yards (869).

St. Louis Rams

After the 2010-11 season, Sims-Walker became a free agent. On July 29, 2011, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams. He was released on October 17, 2011.

Jacksonville Jaguars (II)

On October 19, Sims-Walker re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was placed on the injured reserve list on November 2, ending his season. He was released from the injured reserve list on December 4, 2011.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

On August 27, 2013, Sims-Walker signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He signed with the Bombers halfway through the 2013 CFL season.[2] He was released on March 6, 2014.[3]

Personal

In 2009, Walker officially changed his surname to Sims-Walker to honor his father, Michael Sims, who died from colon cancer on December 6, 2008. In 2010, he created the Mike Sims-Walker Foundation to honor his father. Through his foundation, he launched the Playmaker 11 Scholarship that provided 10 $200 one-time book stipends and one $1,000 book stipend to graduating high school seniors in the Jacksonville-area and his hometown of Orlando, Florida.[4]

In popular culture

Video games

Sims-Walker, along with fellow Orlando native and NFL player Chris Johnson, earned himself a unique celebration animation in Madden NFL 11, known as the "Chopper City Juke."[5]

References

  1. ^ http://ucfathletics.cstv.com/genrel/walker_mike00.html
  2. ^ Signed with the Blue Bombers of the CFL, August 2013
  3. ^ CFL Transactions
  4. ^ "Training Camp Roundup: Aug. 24".  
  5. ^ http://gomadden.com/news/footballgame/chris-johnson-mike-sims-walker-to-have-unique-madden-11-celebration/

External links

  • Mike Sims-Walker on Twitter
  • UCF Knights bio
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