Postgame quotes from Saturday's A-Day scrimmage.
Postgame notes from Saturday's A-Day Game
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2011 (FRESHMAN): Phillip Sims, the talented signal-caller has split time with AJ McCarron at quarterback ... seen action in eight games and completed 64 percent of his passes for 163 yards ... has thrown two interceptions. Kent State: Came off the bench in the fourth series ... completed 7-of-14 passes for 73 yards and two picks ... also rushed three times with a long run of 15 yards. Penn State: Took over on the final drive of the game as the Tide closed out the No. 23 Nittany Lions in Happy Valley, 27-11. North Texas: Connected on 6-of-8 passes for 49 yards, coming off the bench in the game's fourth series ... completed his longest pass to date with a 19-yard strike that moved the chains for the Crimson Tide. Arkansas: Came off the bench to finish the game in the win against the Razorbacks. Vanderbilt: Was a perfect 3-for-3 off the bench, throwing for 29 yards. Mississippi: Came off the bench to complete one pass on one attempt for two yards. Tennessee: Came off the bench and was 1-for-2 for 10 yards against the Volunteers.
2010 (REDSHIRT): He redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Quarterback Phillip Sims is the one of the nation's top-ranked passers ... possesses outstanding arm strength and excellent accuracy as well as touch on his passes ... a five-star recruit by Scout.com and a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and ESPNU ... a Parade magazine All-American and a first-team EA Sports All-American ... the No. 1 quarterback nationally by ESPNU and SuperPrep magazine ... the nation's No. 13 player by SuperPrep magazine, a SuperPrep All-American and the publication's top-ranked player in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic Offensive Player of the Year ... ranked 32nd in the ESPNU 150 and 36th overall in the Scout.com rankings ... listed at No. 67 nationally in the Rivals100 and that publication's No. 2 pro-style quarterback ... the nation's No. 1 quarterback according to ESPNU ... Tom Lemming's No. 3 pro-style quarterback nationally ... played in the 2010 ESPN Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Fla. ... a member of the PrepStar Dream Team member as the No. 69 player nationally ... the 2009 Abe Goldblatt All-Tidewater Player of the Year ... two-time first-team All-State in Virginia's largest classification ... finished his high school career as Virginia's career leader in passing yards (10,725) and touchdown passes (119) while finishing second in career completions (636) ... was 48-4 as a four-year starter at Oscar F. Smith High School, which included a 39-1 record in the regular season ... led his team to the 2008 Virginia Group AAA Division 6 State Championship, four Southeastern District titles and three Eastern Region crowns ... as a senior in 2009, Sims threw for 2,960 yards and 33 touchdowns ... passed for 3,167 yards as a junior in 2008 with 38 touchdowns and just four interceptions ... amassed 3,100 yards and 33 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2007 and 1,498 yards and 15 touchdowns as a true freshman in 2006 ... chose Alabama over Georgia, Tennessee, Florida State, Clemson and Virginia.