Sims' National Team Takes 31-17 Win at 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas running back James Sims helped guide his National Team to a 31-17 victory at the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Saturday evening at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Sims, who played under head coach Dick Vermeil, carried the ball 10 times for 43 yards and also caught one pass for a 20 yard gain as his National Team came from behind for the 14-point victory. Sims recorded a game-long 13-yard rush in the third quarter, which set up a National Team score. 

Sims was the Big 12’s leading rusher in conference games with 92.1 yards per contest and finished the 2013 campaign ranked second in the league with 1,110 yards overall. That mark made Sims the first player in Kansas history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons. Sims rushed for at least 70 yards in nine of 12 games this season, including a career-best 211 and three touchdowns in KU’s win over West Virginia.

A two-time All-Big 12 performer and a native of Irving, Texas, Sims closed his Kansas career among the leaders in several categories. Sims’ 3,592 rushing yards rank third on KU’s all-time charts, his 34 career rushing touchdowns is second, and his breakout performance against the Mountaineers was the 15th-best single-game rushing total by a Kansas player.

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