- Name: Jeffery Sims Jr.
- Position: OL
- College: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
- Height: 6’0″
- Weight: 295 pounds
- Twitter: @D1Sims
- Instagram: @d1_headed
What made you decide to become a footballer?
My parents told me that since I was a child I was always drawn to football and as soon as I could I was in a league and fell in love with it.
If you could date any football player past or present for a day, who and why?
Larry Allen he’s someone I would look up to everyday as a kid and try to do what he does on the pitch and his work ethic he also seems like a great person off the court ground.
What do you prefer about playing football for the UMHB?
Playing here, I love our team culture from day one, we’re told it’s a family and it really is in all aspects of the sport. Winning a few national championships isn’t bad either.
What sets you apart from other offensive linemen?
My mental approach to the game with understanding my opponent and the game so when I’m in the game nothing will surprise me and my mentality in the game with my physicality and my will to win.
What kind of energy do you bring to the football pitch?
Being considered a veteran of my team now, I bring the knowledge aspect to the game by being someone the team can lean on when needed or if we are down, one who will be looked at to switch the switch and bring us back to the game.
What should we know about Jeffery Sims the person?
I’m really a laid back person, I don’t like to do much but play football and chill with my friends. I am a strong Christian, I have always been in the church as much as possible and I take academics very seriously, being a strong family person, my parents have always been supportive but also instilled in me the importance of academics.
What do you think are the keys to success on the football pitch?
Have confidence in yourself and your game to be able to play to the best of your abilities Have confidence in your teammates that each of you is ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done and work hard and also discipline with the study of game and practice to make sure you’re at your best when it comes time to play.
What is your favorite attacking pattern and why?
I love zone patterns and RPO puts defense at a huge disadvantage, especially if you have the right weapons to execute the pattern.
How do you deal with challenges in life and on the football pitch?
I lean on God and my family a lot with things In life we all go through struggles in life and life can knock us down but it’s about how we fight back with it so I just pray and ask for advice on how to overcome what is in front of me and on the ground i lean on my brothers the man next to me for extra strength when needed to know that we will be back in the game and everything will be fine.
What would a team get from a player like you?
A dedicated and hardworking player who is willing to do whatever it takes for the team and the organization and a servant leader who will lead by example rather than words.
What are you expecting from your next season?
I look forward to winning a 3rd national championship and continuing to write history with my team.
Who is the most underrated player you have played with and why?
It’s tough I’ve played with a lot of great players but I have to say it’s a tie between my high school qb Garret Cody and my high school qb Palmer Nix both were amazing players but didn’t have didn’t get the recognition they deserved because of their size, both were sure to be d1 players who outdid themselves.