2013 Sims was one of three true freshmen to see action for the 'Dores during the regular season, contributing as a cornerback and return specialist... Played in all 13 games... Finished 10 total tackles, including eight solo stops... Also contributed a fumble recovery and pass defended... Was one of the SEC's top kickoff returners, averaging 22.8 yards on 25 returns... Posted season best return of 71 yards in win at Tennessee... Registered three solo tackles at South Carolina, and a pair of unassisted stops against both Texas A&M and UAB.
High School Senior co-captain... Three-year starter at cornerback... Played instrumental role as CB and WR in Whitehaven's first state title campaign... Was named Defensive MVP in thrilling 36-35 6A state championship victory over Maryville that capped 15-0 record... As senior, earned First Team All-State honors after contributing 68 tackles, 40 solo tackles, four INTs and 13 pass breakups... Accounted for seven TDs as senior, including two INT returns and three punt returns... Two-time Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" recipient... Hauled in a pair of INTs in postseason AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game... Sprinted in track and lettered in basketball.
Personal Darrius D. Sims... Son of Phyllis Carter... Born Oct. 26, 1994... Has two brothers, DeMario and DeMarcus; and two sisters, Joselyn and Deeleon... Godparents are Marvin and Trione Cooper... Prep teammate of Vanderbilt wide receiver Gerald Perry.
Career Highs Total Tackles: 3, (2x) Last at Kentucky, 9/27/2014 Interceptions: 1, at Kentucky 9/27/2014 Longest KR: 100, vs. South Carolina 9/20/2014 Total KR: 5, vs. South Carolina, 9/20/2014 KR Yards: 217, vs. South Carolina, 9/20/2014 KR Touchdowns: 2, vs. South Carolina, 9/20/2014 KR Average Yardage: 72.3 yards vs. South Carolina, 9/20/2014