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35   Marcus Sims
Marcus Sims

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:
North Florida Christian

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 233

Position:
FB


2008: Combination fullback/running back played in nine games and made four starts...set career highs for rushing yards and attempts...had a career long rush in 2008 and also tied a career high with one rushing TD...also set new career highs for catches and receiving yards in a single season...fifth on the team in rushing attempts and one of only six Seminoles to score a rushing touchdown...four of his 20 carries resulted in either a first down or a touchdown.

2007: Was granted a medical redshirt after fracturing his right ankle in the Seminoles' fourth game of the season against Alabama...fractured his ankle in the first quarter of the Seminoles' victory on Sept. 29 and was lost for the remainder of the season...played in four games and was a starter in three of the games...earned starting assignments against Clemson, UAB and Alabama...gained a career-high 38 yards on a career-high 11 carries in three full games before the injury...scored his first career touchdown in the Seminoles victory over UAB...scored the first touchdown of his career on a one-yard dive to give the Seminoles a 24-17 lead over UAB in the third quarter of their victory over the Blazers...set career personal bests for carries (seven), yards gained (34) and longest run (14 yards) in Florida State's victory over UAB...also caught a career-high three passes for a career-high 33 yards in the game against UAB...totaled 67 of his 81 all purpose yards for the season against UAB...caught two passes for 10 yards in the season opener at Clemson.

2006: Played in eight games as a true freshman including as a starter in the Seminoles' victory over UCLA in the Emerald Bowl...a starter against UCLA as the Seminoles began the game in a two back set...led all Seminole freshmen in carries (eight) and total yards (16)...enjoyed his best game of the season as he carried the ball four times for 19 yards in the Seminoles' victory over Rice...caught his first career pass against UCLA in the Emerald Bowl and he caught a Drew Weatherford offering for five yards...earned playing time on the Seminoles' kickoff coverage team...registered the Seminoles' first tackle of the season on the opening kickoff in Florida State's victory over Miami.

High School: Graduated from North Florida Christian High School in 2006...a four-star player and the No. 4 ranked inside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com...also a four-star player by Scout.com...ranked as the No. 54 overall prep player in the nation by ESPN.com in 2006...rated as the 11th-best linebacker prospect in the nation by PrepStar Magazine...rated as the No. 8 overall prospect following his senior season in the state of Florida by Rivals.com...earned All-State first team honors in Class 1A as a running back by the Florida Sports Writers Association after finishing his senior season with 175 carries for 1,626 yards and 23 touchdowns...also a defensive star in high school with 130 tackles, five quarterback sacks, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles as a linebacker...was a standout as a junior as he ran for 910 yards and 18 touchdowns on offense and earned 94 tackles on defense...played for Team Florida in the annual CaliFlorida Bowl and was named to the Rivals.com Florida Hot 11 list based on his performance in practices leading up to and in the game...selected Florida State over Miami, Clemson and USC.

Personal: Born Aug. 22, 1987...older brother, Ernie, was an All-ACC linebacker for the Seminoles from 2003-05 and was a first round draft choice of the Detroit Lions in 2005...father, Ernie, Jr., also played for Bobby Bowden at Florida State from 1977-78 and 1980-81...mother, Alice, ran track for the Seminoles from 1980-83...the MSP of the North Florida Christian Track and Field team in 2003 and 2004.

Career-Highs:
Rushing
Yards 34, UAB, 2007
Carries 8, Virginia Tech, 2008
Longest Run 15, Virginia Tech, 2008
TD 1, two times last vs. Virginia Tech, 2008

Receiving
Receptions 5, at NC State, 2008
Yards 38, at NC State, 2008

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