MARTIN, Tenn. – Former University of Tennessee at Martin record-setting wide receiver Quentin Sims has been invited to a mini-camp tryout with the Atlanta Falcons.
Sims will compete with 20-plus players and three wide receivers to make the squad list for the Falcons, who posted a NFL-best 13-3 record before being upset by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game last season.
The 6-foot-3, 202-pound Sims emerged as one of the most dynamic offensive threats in the Ohio Valley Conference during his two seasons at UT Martin. The Georgia Tech transfer hauled in 26 touchdowns in 22 games, shattering the UT Martin program record for career touchdown receptions (nine more than the previous record-holder). He also finished his Skyhawk career by ranking third all-time in receptions (140) and sixth in receiving yards (1,804).
Sims’ 2012 campaign will go down as one of the best seasons by a wideout in OVC history. He broke the conference record with 16 touchdowns, scoring in nine of UT Martin’s 11 games. His 1,092 receiving yards and five 100-yard receiving games broke a Skyhawk single-season record, while his 86 catches ranked second.
For his career, the Cincinnati, Ohio native tallied five multi-touchdown games, including a five-touchdown effort against Jacksonville State on Nov. 3, 2012 which tied an OVC record. Sims’ 176-yard, three-touchdown performance in the 2012 season finale against Tennessee State earned him National Offensive Player of the Week honors by College Sporting News and National Wide Receiver of the Week accolades by College Football Performance Awards.
Sims was named a 2012 All-American by College Sporting News and the Sports Network. He earned All-OVC first team honors as a senior after capturing second team and All-Newcomer accolades as a junior.