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Dion Sims
Dion Sims

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Orchard Lake St. Mary's

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 285

Position:
TE

Experience:
3L


03/13/2013

Grinz on Green: Spartan NFL Draft Prospects Show They're Ready for the Next Level at Pro Day

03/13/2013

Spartans Hold Annual Pro Day

Nine former Spartans, including six seniors and three juniors from the 2012 team, audition in front of NFL scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.

03/05/2013

Dave Warner, Jim Bollman Press Conference Coverage

Co-offensive coordinators Dave Warner and Jim Bollman answer questions about their new positions on the coaching staff.

02/26/2013

Spartan NFL Combine Report: Tuesday

Cornerback Johnny Adams runs a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash.

02/25/2013

Spartan NFL Combine Report: Monday

Defensive end William Gholston performs in front of scouts from around the league in Monday's on-field testing at Lucas Oil Stadium.

11/24/2012

Michigan State vs. Minnesota - AP Photos

Michigan State vs. Minnesota - AP Photos (11/24/12)

09/22/2012

Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan

Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan - AP Photos (9/22/12)

Career Stats | Bio (PDF)
Game-by-Game Statistics: 2009 | 2011 | 2012


CAREER NOTES: Selected in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft (No. 106 overall) by the Miami Dolphins . . . three-year letterwinner had 59 catches for 707 yards and eight touchdowns in 39 career games, including 13 starts.

2012 SEASON (JUNIOR): Second-team All-Big Ten choice by the coaches and media . . . also an All-Big Ten selection by CollegeFootballNews.com (first team), ESPN.com (second team) and Phil Steele (second team) . . . ranked tied for third on the team in catches (36) and third in receiving yards (475) . . . both of those marks represented career highs . . . his 36 receptions rank third most in a single-season by a Spartan tight end . . . had two touchdown receptions . . . 29 of his 36 receptions in 2012 (81 percent) went for either a first down or a touchdown . . . saw action in 12 games (10 starts) . . . recipient of the team's Up Front Award (outstanding offensive lineman) . . . had three catches for 24 yards against TCU in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, including his 14-yard reception from Connor Cook on MSU's final scoring drive that helped set up Dan Conroy's 47-yard game-winning field goal . . . recorded his second 100-yard receiving game of the season with 102 yards on five catches vs. Northwestern, including a career-long 44-yard reception . . . missed nearly three entire games with an ankle injury: left the Indiana game in the first quarter and did not return; did not play vs. Iowa; saw limited action at No. 23 Michigan . . . recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game with six catches for 112 yards, including a 10-yard TD reception, against Eastern Michigan; was named the John Mackey Award and College Football Performance Awards National Tight End of the Week . . . hauled in six catches for 52 yards vs. No. 20 Notre Dame . . . had three catches for 48 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown, at Central Michigan . . . had seven receptions for 65 yards against No. 24 Boise State.. . . named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, presented annually since 2000 to nation's outstanding tight end.

2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 14 games, but played the second half of the season with a broken hand . . . tied for third on the team with three touchdown receptions . . . ranked sixth on the team with 12 catches for 99 yards (8.2 avg.) . . . nine of his 12 catches (75 percent) resulted in either a first down or touchdown . . . had two catches for 12 yards in win over No. 4 Wisconsin . . . recorded two catches for 15 yards against Central Michigan, including a 3-yard TD pass from Andrew Maxwell . . . had three catches for 38 yards, including a 6-yard TD reception, at Notre Dame . . . hauled in a career-high four receptions for 27 yards vs. Florida Atlantic, including a 1-yard TD from Kirk Cousins . . . made his first career start in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State.

2010 SEASON: Redshirted.

2009 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by the Sporting News and Rivals.com . . . appeared in all 13 games at tight end as a true freshman . . . recorded 11 receptions for 133 yards (12.1 avg.) and three TDs . . . caught two passes, including a 7-yard TD from Keith Nichol, vs. Western Michigan . . . hauled in an 11-yard TD grab in the back, right corner of the end zone at Minnesota as time expired in the third quarter . . . recorded season highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (59) at Wisconsin, including a 35-yard catch in the third quarter . . . caught two passes for 32 yards, including a 26-yard TD grab, in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State . . . played a season-high 30 snaps against the Bobcats.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report, SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . listed among the nation's top 100 prospects by PrepStar (No. 54) . . . ranked among the country's top tight ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 5) and Scout.com (No. 29) . . . also rated among the nation's top pass-catching tight ends by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 20) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by the Detroit Free Press (No. 10) and SuperPrep (No. 24). . . ranked among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 2), Lansing State Journal (No. 4), Detroit Free Press (No. 5) and Rivals.com (No. 8) . . . played for Coach George Porritt at Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's . . . suffered a knee injury in the 2008 season opener and missed the next seven games . . . played in only two games as a senior and had four catches for 86 yards (21.5 avg.) and one touchdown . . . earned first-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team All-Oakland County honors in 2007 . . . named first-team All-North as a linebacker by The Detroit News . . . also selected second-team all-metro as a linebacker . . . led the Eaglets in receptions as a junior with 29 for 604 yards (20.8 avg.) and three TDs . . . 11 of his 29 catches resulted in gains of 20 or more yards . . . recorded 39.5 tackles in 2007, with seven resulting in losses including 2.5 sacks . . . caught six passes for 64 yards vs. East Grand Rapids . . . produced a season-high 7.5 tackles vs. Renaissance, with 3.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage including 1.5 sacks . . . had five catches for 83 yards vs. Detroit Catholic Central . . . caught two passes for 121 yards vs. Divine Child . . . returned a fumble 28 yards for a score vs. Toledo St. Francis . . . named to the Associated Press Class A All-State Team (first team/10-man roster) after averaging 21.9 points and 9.4 rebounds as a senior . . . second-team all-state selection by the Detroit Free Press in 2008-09 . . . finished fourth in the voting for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award as a senior . . . son of Donald Sims and Classie Massey . . . born Feb. 18, 1991 . . . majoring in sociology.

CAREER HIGHS
Catches: 7, vs. Boise State (8/31/12)
Receiving Yards: 112, vs. Eastern Michigan (9/22/12)
TD Catches: 1, eight times (last vs. Eastern Michigan, 9/22/12)

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