Spartans and Horned Frogs ready to meet in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
Football Media Center: TCU
In the first six seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio, 70 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten.
Seventy-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Spartans record a season-high four takeaways in victory at Minnesota.
Third-year player will compete for playing time at flanker and punt returner.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games, primarily as the team's starting punt returner, to earn his first letter . . . also saw action at wide receiver . . . led team with 92 punt return yards on 11 returns (8.4 avg.) . . . had three catches for 23 yards . . . named to BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team as a punt returner . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . had a career-high 66 punt return yards at Minnesota on four returns (16.5 avg.), including a career-long 44-yarder in the third quarter to the Gopher 7 that set up a Dan Conroy field goal . . . named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . had a 14-yard punt return at No. 23 Michigan.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week twice (Youngstown State, Ohio State).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top wide receivers by Rivals. com (No. 63) . . . rated among the country's top athletes by Scouts, Inc. (No. 66) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Team . . . listed among Georgia's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 40) . . . honorable mention all-state selection by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writers Association . . . two-year starter for Coach Mark Crews at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga. . . . led team in receptions with 48 for 764 yards (15.0 avg.) and six touchdowns as a senior while helping the 14-1 Broncos win the Class AAAAA state title . . . also contributed 26 tackles (20 solos, 6 assists) and an interception in 2010 . . . returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a TD in the 2010 Class AAAAA championship game vs. Colquitt County . . . accounted for more than 200 all-purpose yards vs. Archer . . . earned all-county honors as an all-purpose player in 2009 . . . set school records for receptions (56), receiving yards (915) and TD catches (9) as a junior . . . also set school single-game records for catches (10) and receiving yards (167) vs. Dacula in 2009 . . . returned six punts for 140 yards (23.3 avg.) as a junior . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan running back Nick Tompkins . . . son of Andre and Alida Sims . . . born Nov. 18, 1992 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in journalism.
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