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Friday, April 18, 2008

Pat Sims: Athletic 310LB DT was HS basketball champ

NFL Draft Analysis: Defensive line : Pro Football : TCPalm: "Playing hoops
DE Angelo Craig spent the winter of 2005 playing for the University of Cincinnati basketball team. Calais Campbell led the state of Colorado in rebounding as a senior in high school, and Eastern Michigan's James Jones was an all-state basketball selection in suburban Detroit. DT Chris Norwell of Illinois left his Cincinnati high school as its all-time leading scorer and rebounder, and DT Pat Sims started on a basketball team that played for the state championship in Florida. Just about every athletic pass rusher in the NFL draft dreamed of one day playing in the NBA -- but most stopped growing. Sims stopped growing at 6-2 but filled out to 310 pounds. He's still dreaming of basketball. 'Don't let the size fool you,' he said. 'I can shoot, I can handle, I can do everything you need.'"

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