MINERS

Aaron Sims
22  Aaron Sims

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Denton

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
LB

Experience:
1L

2007 SPRING NOTES: Collected six tackles and a quarterback hurry in the final spring scrimmage ... the Miners' leading tackler in the third of four scrimmages with seven stops ... third-string WILL linebacker on the post-spring depth chart.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Gained playing time in 11 contests as a true freshman, picking up three tackles.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated a top-100 player in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by The Dallas Morning News ... honorable mention All-District 5-4A honoree as a junior at Denton High School ... injured his knee as a senior and played in only four games ... rushed for 205 yards on 34 carries (6.0 avg.) with two touchdowns as a senior ... scored on a 53-yard run versus Denton Ryan in week two of the season ... also had 21 receiving yards and six tackles ... as a junior, picked up 374 yards on 69 carries (5.4 avg.) with three TDs ... added 11 kickoff returns for 208 yards (18.9 avg.) ... 2004 defensive totals were 63 stops, three tackles for losses and three pass break-ups ... registered 32 tackles, two pass break-ups, and 15 kickoff returns for 287 yards (19.1 avg.) as a sophomore ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Randy Patzkowski and Gary Fischer ... played free safety as a sophomore, then split time at running back and free safety as a junior and senior ... returned kicks all three years ... also competed in track and field (four years) and basketball (two years) ... regional qualifier in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays ... state qualifier in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays as a freshman, and shot put as a sophomore ... honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Parents are Anthony, Sr. and Vanessa Sims ... has two brothers ... cousin, Dustin Pleasant, played football at Wyoming ... full name is Aaron Xavier Sims ... born 12/9/87 (Lubbock, Texas) ... undecided major.