Jemea Thomas' versatility, role and comfort level have grown at Georgia Tech
Yellow Jackets' first spring scrimmage showed positives on both sides of the ball
Yellow Jackets prep for Saturday morning's open scrimmage
Redshirt-sophomore B-Back Broderick Snoddy will be thinking fast but not twice in 2013
Tech practiced in full pads on Grant Field Saturday morning
Georgia Tech Overwhelms USC for 21-7 Sun Bowl Victory
Tevin Washington threw for a touchdown pass and ran for another in the win.
2012 ACC Championship (Photos by Danny Karnik)
Yellow Jackets shut out Seminoles in second half, but potential game-winning drive falters.
Georgia Tech vs. Duke - AP Photo Gallery
A two-year starter at B-back... put together back-to-back solid seasons in 2011 and 2012... hopes to provide more big offensive plays this fall... a strong, athletic player who began his Tech career at quarterback... enters the 2013 season on pace to reach 2,000 career rushing yards... only three active ACC players have rushed for more yards... has scored 86 career points -- the third-most of any ACC active running back... teamed last season with fellow B-back Zach Laskey to rush for 1,300 yards... has shown the ability to catch passes... has a TD reception in each of the last two seasons.
2012 (junior): Played in 12 games and started seven times... missed the Presbyterian (Sept. 8) and Virginia (Sept. 15) games with an injury... started seven of the final nine games of the season... rushed 135 times for 612 yards and four touchdowns... caught two passes including one for a TD... fumbled just one time (it was recovered)... his five biggest rushing outputs came in the final five games of the season... rushed for 43 yards and caught one pass in the season opener at Virginia Tech (Sept. 3)... rushed 11 times for 70 yards and a touchdown vs. Duke (Nov. 17)... ran for 71 yards and a TD at Georgia (Nov. 24)... carried 19 times for 91 yards in the ACC Championship Game against Florida State (Dec. 1)... rushed 17 times for a career-high 99 yards and caught a three-yard TD pass vs. USC in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 31).
2011 (sophomore): Played in 12 games and started 10 times... did not play in the Hyundai Sun Bowl because of injury... ranked second on the team in rushing (698 yards)... rushed for seven touchdowns and caught one touchdown pass... also had a two-point conversion for 50 total points on the season... averaged 5.2 yards per carry... produced 727 all-purpose yards... had four carries for longer than 20 yards... rushed for a touchdown in his first career game as a B-back, the season opener vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 1)... rushed 12 times for 91 yards at Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 10)... carried nine times for 70 yards and a pair of TDs vs. Kansas (Sept. 17)... had nine carries for 73 yards and caught a 9-yard touchdown pass at NC State (Oct. 1)... carried 14 times for 83 yards in a win over Maryland (Oct. 8)... rushed a career-high 15 times for 68 yards and a TD vs. Clemson (Oct. 29)... rushed 13 times for 66 yards and two touchdowns at Duke (Nov. 19).
2010 (redshirt freshman): Saw action in five games -- vs. South Carolina State, Virginia, Middle Tennessee State, Clemson and Virginia Tech... rushed seven times for 58 yards (8.3 yards per carry) and one touchdown... had a long run of 20 yards... did not attempt a pass... rushed three times for a season-best 34 yards in the season opener against South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... carried four times for 24 yards and his first career touchdown against Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 23).
2009 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Calhoun County HS... a Scout.com three-star recruit... No. 54 QB in the nation (Scout.com)... No. 20 athlete in the nation (ESPN)... finalist for South Carolina Mr. Football award... second team all-state selection for all classifications... named ESPN's National High School Player of the Week... played in South Carolina's North-South All-Star Game... passed for over 1,000 yards and rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a senior in 2008... threw for 1,492 yards and 19 touchdowns, rushed for 895 yards and 11 TDs, picked off five passes including two for touchdowns as a junior in 2007 for the Saints... holds school records for total offense in a season (3,900), passing touchdowns (37), career passing yards (5,800) and career rushing yards (2,800)... led CCHS to three regional championships and Sims was 28-6 as a starter during his career... coached by Walter Wilson, earning four varsity letters in football including two seasons as team captain... also played two seasons of basketball.
Personal: Son of David Sims, Sr. and Carolyn Jackson... full name is David O'Briann Sims... born Sept. 14, 1990 in Orangeburg, S.C... began playing football at age 11... majoring in management.
Rushing Attempts: 19 vs. FSU, Dec. 1, 2012
Yards Rushing: 99 vs. USC, Dec. 31, 2012
TD Rushing: 2 vs. Kansas, Sept. 17, 2011; 2 at Duke, Nov. 19, 2011
Long Rush: 41 at NC State, Oct. 1, 2011
Receptions: 1, five times
Receiving Yards: 12 at Miami, Oct. 22, 2011
Receiving TDs: 1 at NC State, Oct. 1, 2011; vs. USC, Dec. 31, 2012
All-Purpose Yards: 102 vs. USC, Dec. 31, 2012