Cam Sims
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Sims in 2021
No. 89 – Washington Commanders
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1996-01-06) January 6, 1996 (age 26)
Monroe, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Ouachita Parish
College:Alabama (2014–2017)
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Receptions:49
Receiving yards:715
Touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com

Cam Sims (born January 6, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama and signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

Early life and college

Sims was born on January 6, 1996, in Monroe, Louisiana. He attended Ouachita Parish High School in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, where he played on their football team.[1] Sims was considered a four-star recruit and committed to play college football at Alabama, where he played from 2014 to 2017.[2][3] He was used sparingly his first two seasons before becoming a contributor during his junior and senior seasons.[4]

College statistics
Year Games Receiving
Rec Yds Avg TD
2014 4 7 62 8.9 1
2015 2 6 46 7.7 0
2016 6 14 152 10.9 0
2017 11 14 207 14.8 1
Career 23 41 467 11.4 2

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 3+58 in
(1.92 m)
212 lb
(96 kg)
33+14 in
(0.84 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.59 s 1.62 s 2.68 s 4.49 s 7.57 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
Source:[5][6]
Sims playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020
Sims playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020

After not being selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, Sims signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2018.[7][8] He suffered a season ending ankle injury in the first game of the 2018 season against the Arizona Cardinals, and was placed on injured reserve.[9]

On August 31, 2019, Sims was waived by the Redskins and was signed to the team's practice squad the following day.[10][11] He was promoted to the active roster on October 2, 2019.[12] Sims was released by the team on October 19, 2019, but re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[13][14] He was signed to the active roster on November 16, 2019.[15]

He was waived by Washington on September 5, 2020, but signed with their practice squad the following day.[16][17] He was elevated to the active roster for the team's first two games of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals,[18][19] and was promoted to the active roster on September 22, 2020.[20]

Sims scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in 2021
Sims scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in 2021

Sims recorded his first career touchdown in a Week 6 game against the New York Giants in 2020.[21] Sims caught three passes for a career-high 110 yards in Week 9 against the Giants, his first 100-plus yard game in his career.[22] Sims had five receptions for 92 yards in a Week 13 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[23][24] Sims finished the 2020 regular season with 32 receptions for 477 yards and one receiving touchdown. In his first playoff appearance, Sims recorded the most receiving yards for Washington, catching seven passes for 104 yards, in the Wild Card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[25] Washington placed a restricted free agent tender on Sims on March 16, 2021,[26] which he signed a week later.[27] In the Week 11 of the 2021 season, he recorded his second career receiving touchdown in the 27–21 win over the Carolina Panthers.[28] In the Week 14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, he had three receptions for 69 yards and a 43-yard touchdown from Taylor Heinicke.[29] On December 15, 2021, Sims was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list,[30] but reactivated four days later.

Sims re-signed with the team to a one-year deal on March 17, 2022.[31]

References

  1. ^ Lopez, Andrew (August 25, 2013). "Ouachita Parish wide receiver Cameron Sims chooses Alabama". NOLA.com. The Times-Picayune. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  2. ^ https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/2014/cameron-sims-12300
  3. ^ "Cam Sims College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  4. ^ "Cam Sims Career Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  5. ^ "Cam Sims, Alabama, WR, 2018 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 12, 2022.
  6. ^ "Cam Sims 2018 NFL Draft Profile". insider.espn.com. Retrieved March 12, 2022.
  7. ^ Winkler, Adam (August 15, 2018). "Meet the forgotten Bama boy having a preseason to remember for Redskins". wtkr.com. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  8. ^ Copeland, Kareem; Carpenter, Les (September 1, 2018). "Redskins get down to 53, keep undrafted free agents Cam Sims, Danny Johnson". Washington Post. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Redskins Sign Brian Quick, Place Cam Sims On Injured Reserve". Redskins.com. September 11, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. August 31, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "Redskins Sign Nine Players To Practice Squad". Redskins.com. September 1, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  12. ^ Steinberg, Jacob (October 4, 2019). "Newly Promoted Cam Sims Looks To Make The Most Of His First Opportunity". Washington Commanders. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  13. ^ "Cam Sims: Parts ways with Washington". CBSSports.com. October 19, 2019. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "Redskins Sign T Paul Adams, WR Cam Sims To Practice Squad; Release T Travis Vornkahl". Washington Commanders. October 21, 2019. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  15. ^ "Redskins Sign WR Cam Sims From Practice Squad; Release LB Tanner Vallejo". Washington Commanders. November 16, 2019. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  16. ^ "Washington Football Team Reduces Roster To 53 Players". Washington Commanders. September 5, 2020. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  17. ^ "Washington Football Team Signs 13 Players To Its Practice Squad". Washington Commanders. September 6, 2020. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  18. ^ "Washington Football Team Elevates WR Cam Sims From The Practice Squad". Washington Commanders. September 12, 2020. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  19. ^ "Washington Football Team Elevates WR Cam Sims, LB Jared Norris From Practice Squad". Washington Commanders. September 19, 2020. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  20. ^ Keim, John (September 22, 2020). "Washington Football Team puts top O-lineman Brandon Scherff on IR with knee injury". ESPN.com. Associated Press. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  21. ^ "Washington Football Team at New York Giants – October 18th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  22. ^ "New York Giants at Washington Football Team – November 8th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  23. ^ Manning, Bryan (December 8, 2020). "Former Alabama WR Cam Sims helps Washington upset Pittsburgh". USAToday.com. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  24. ^ Alsbrooks, Andrew (December 13, 2020). "Washington's 'Next Men Up' Against the Steelers Could Be Critical Against 49ers". NBCSWashington.com. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  25. ^ Selby, Zach (February 10, 2021). "Washington 2021 Position Reset: Wide Receiver". Washington Commanders. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  26. ^ Selby, Zach (March 16, 2021). "Washington Places Tender On WR Cam Sims". Washington Commanders. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  27. ^ Washington Football Team [@WashingtonNFL] (March 24, 2021). "Cam Sims has signed his tender" (Tweet). Retrieved March 24, 2021 – via Twitter.
  28. ^ Washington Football Team Public Relations (November 22, 2021). "Washington-Panthers Monday Stats Pack". Washington Commanders. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  29. ^ "Washington-Cowboys Monday Stats Pack". Washington Commanders. December 13, 2021. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  30. ^ Washington Football Team Public Relations (December 15, 2021). "Washington places 7 players on Reserve/COVID-19 list, designates Sam Cosmi to return from IR, signs 2 to practice squad". Washington Commanders. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  31. ^ Washington Commanders Public Relations (March 17, 2022). "Commanders re-sign multiple players". Commanders.com. Retrieved March 17, 2022.