A young running back who provided OSU with some of its longest runs from scrimmage last season ... Should be a heavy contributor this fall.
2011 (Freshman): Did not play in the first four games of the season, but became a contributor during the second half of the season on offense and special teams ... Finished third on the team with 242 rushing yards on just 31 carries ... Averaged 7.8 yards per rush ... Had 100-yard rushing games against Baylor (104) and Texas Tech (111) ... His 81-yard TD run against the Bears was OSU's longest play of the season and the longest in the Big 12 last year ... Had a 56-yard run at Texas Tech ... Scored his first collegiate TD on a one-yard plunge against Kansas.
High School: Attended Abilene HS in Abilene, Texas, where he was coached by Steve Warren ... One of the most sought-after signatures in the recruiting class ... Ran for 2,352 yards as a junior and 709 during an injury-plagued senior season ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the second best all-purpose running back in the country, the No. 8 player in Texas and No. 73 overall recruit in America ... A SuperPrep All-American ... That publication placed him No. 10 overall in Texas ... A member of the SuperPrep's national Elite 50, checking in at No. 39 ... Scout ranked him No. 5 among America's backs and as the No. 6 player in Texas ... First-team Texas Super Team by Texas Football ... Member of the Austin American Statesman Fab 55 ... First-team Associated Press all-stater and as a junior was the Texas 5A offensive player of the year ... Also ran track and participated in power lifting ... Took fourth at the state meet as a sprinter and was also fourth in the state meet in powerlifting ... Two-time member of the A&B honor roll and served as class president his junior year.
Personal: Herschel DeShane Sims was born Sept. 17, 1991 in Abilene, Texas ... Son of Margie Sims and Cedric Bell ... Has two cousins currently playing Division I football - James Sims is a running back at Kansas and Ronnell Sims is a receiver at SMU.
Sims' Career Statistics Year G Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD Long Avg./G 2011 9 31 244 2 242 7.8 2 81 26.9 Career 9 31 244 2 242 7.8 2 81 26.9