77 Rob Sims

Rob Sims Ohio State
Rob Sims
United States
Macedonia, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
2002, 2003

Major: Undeclared (2003)

Weight: 305 (2003), 290 (2002)

2003 Media Guide: Rob Sims is coming off an impressive, and somewhat surprising, freshman campaign in which he played in 11 games and started five times, including the Fiesta Bowl, at the all-important left tackle position … heads into the season as the Buckeyes’ third tackle behind incumbents Ivan Douglas and Shane Olivea, but would have to be considered a pseudo starter and will see extensive playing time this year … is just scratching the surface of what coaches believe is his enormous potential and gives the Buckeyes quality depth on a veteran offensive line … has a tremendous attitude and should be fun to watch develop the next couple of years … always one of the Buckeyes’ most nattily attired players on game day.

2002 Season: impressed the coaches early-on with his combination of eagerness, physical ability and understanding of the offense … worked his way up the depth chart to the No. 2 spot at left tackle behind Douglas and made his collegiate debut against Kent State in the second game of the season … got his first start three weeks later against Indiana, filling in for the injured Douglas (ankle) at tackle … started against San Jose State when Douglas moved to the right side in place of injured Shane Olivea (shoulder) … litmus test, however, came against Penn State, when the Buckeye rookie more than held his own against the Nittany Lions’ fine defensive lineman Jimmy Kennedy … also started against Illinois … did not play in the Texas Tech, Washington State and Wisconsin games.

2002 Media Guide: A first-team Division II Associated Press All-Ohio selection … one of the top offensive linemen in the state of Ohio … a three-year regular, starting at guard as a sophomore and junior, before making a seamless transition to tackle this past year … also played defensive end at Nordonia … rated as Ohio’s 17th best prospect by the Ohio Football Recruiting News … was a three-year starter on the basketball team and a standout in track in the shot and discus … his father, Mickey Sims, played defensive tackle with the Cleveland Browns … parents are
Brenda and Mickey Sims … high school coach – Rob Rardin … born Dec. 6, 1983.


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