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Ernie Sims
ILB #52
Height:
6-0
Weight:
233
Age:
29
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Tallahassee, FL
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
42
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 622 419 203 5.5 0 12 1 5 -- 5 0 6 3
2013 DAL 12 6 42 31 11 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 DAL 10 6 44 27 17 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 IND 13 4 61 32 29 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 PHI 15 15 55 48 7 2.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2009 DET 11 8 49 32 17 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2008 DET 16 16 113 71 42 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2007 DET 16 16 134 97 37 1.0 -- 2 1 5 5 5 0 3 --
2006 DET 16 16 124 81 43 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 NYG W 36-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @KC L 16-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 STL W 31-7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @SD L 21-30 6 6 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 DEN L 48-51 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
6 WAS W 31-16 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @PHI W 17-3 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @DET L 30-31 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 MIN W 27-23 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @NO L 17-49 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @NYG W 24-21 10 8 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 OAK W 31-24 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @CHI L 28-45 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 GB L 36-37 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @WAS W 24-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 PHI L 22-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

• Nine-year veteran signed with the Cardinals on 6/3/14 after playing with Detroit (2006-09), Philadelphia (2010), Indianapolis (2011) and Dallas (2012-13).

• Has played in 109 games (87 starts) and recorded 718 tackles, 5.5 sacks, one INT, 14 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and six special teams tackles.

• The ninth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by Detroit, Sims started all 48 games his first three years in the league and had 140 or more tackles all three seasons, including a career-high 172 in 2007.

• Named to Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie team in 2006 after leading Detroit with 144 tackles.

• Part of the same recruiting class at Florida State as Cardinals CB Antonio Cromartie; the two were teammates from 2003-05 with the Seminoles before both entered the NFL Draft after their junior seasons. Also played with Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett at Florida State in 2003.

NoteCARDS:

• Nine-year veteran signed with the Cardinals on 6/3/14 after playing with Detroit (2006-09), Philadelphia (2010), Indianapolis (2011) and Dallas (2012-13).

• Has played in 109 games (87 starts) and recorded 718 tackles, 5.5 sacks, one INT, 14 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and six special teams tackles.

• The ninth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by Detroit, Sims started all 48 games his first three years in the league and had 140 or more tackles all three seasons, including a career-high 172 in 2007.

• Named to Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie team in 2006 after leading Detroit with 144 tackles.

• Part of the same recruiting class at Florida State as Cardinals CB Antonio Cromartie; the two were teammates from 2003-05 with the Seminoles before both entered the NFL Draft after their junior seasons. Also played with Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett at Florida State in 2003.

Pro Career: Originally entered the league as a first-round pick (ninth overall) of the Detroit Lions in the 2006 NFL Draft. Traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on 4/19/10 for TE Tony Scheffler and a seventh-round pick. Signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an unrestricted free agent on 8/2/11. Signed with the Dallas Cowboys on 10/24/12 and re-signed with the Cowboys on 3/21/13. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 6/3/14.

2013: Played in 12 games with six starts and recorded 42 tackles, a forced fumble and a special teams tackle … inactive (groin) @ KC (9/15) and vs. StL (9/22) … returned to action and had six solo tackles @ SD (9/29) … made first start of the season vs. Den (10/6); collected four tackles and forced a fumble by Eric Decker in the first quarter … posted a season-best 10 tackles @ NYG (11/24) … had two tackles and a special teams tackle vs. Oak (11/28) … inactive (groin) for the final two games of the season.

2012: Signed with the Cowboys on 10/24 after Sean Lee suffered a season-ending injury and appeared in 10 games with six starts … totaled 42 tackles, one sack, three passes defensed and two special teams tackles … notched three tackles and a special teams tackle in Dallas debut vs. NYG (10/28) … made first start as a Cowboy and recorded five tackles @ Atl (11/4) … started for the second straight game and had five tackles, a pass defensed and a special teams tackle @ Phi (11/11) … collected seven tackles vs. Was (11/22) and vs. Phi (12/2) … posted season-high 10 tackles and had his first sack with the Cowboys @ Cin (12/9) … started the final two games of the season.

2011: Played 13 games with four starts in his only season with the Colts, tallying 61 tackles and one pass defensed … made his Indianapolis debut and had one tackle @ Hou (9/11) … inactive (knee) the next three games … returned from injury and collected two tackles vs. KC (10/9) … had one pass defensed @ Ten (10/30) … made first start as a Colt and tied for second on the team with eight tackles @ NE (12/4) … started the final three games of the season … posted a team-leading and season-high 15 tackles vs. Ten (12/18), helping limit Chris Johnson to just 55 yards on 15 carries … collected seven tackles in season finale @ Jax (1/1/12).

2010: Started 15 games and one playoff game in only year with the Eagles after being acquired in a trade from the Lions on 4/19 … totaled 68 tackles and set career highs with two sacks and five passes defensed … also had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … had five solo tackles in Philadelphia debut vs. GB (9/12) … collected six tackles and had a sack of Donovan McNabb in the third quarter vs. Was (10/3) … recorded three tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery vs. SF (10/10); recovered a fumble by Frank Gore in the first quarter and then forced a Gore fumble in the third quarter; marked his first career game with both a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … logged a season-high 10 tackles @ Ten (10/24) … notched six tackles and sacked Peyton Manning for an eight-yard loss in the fourth quarter vs. Ind (11/7) … did not play in season finale vs. Dal (1/2/11) with Eagles resting several starters … made postseason debut and had two tackles in Wild Card game vs. GB (1/9/11).

2009: Appeared in 11 games with eight starts in his final season with the Lions … totaled 49 tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass defensed … posted a season-best nine tackles and recovered an Adrian Peterson fumble on the game’s opening possession vs. Min (9/20) … inactive (shoulder) vs. Was (9/27) … recorded seven tackles vs. StL (11/1) … had three tackles @ Sea (11/8), but suffered a hamstring injury and missed the next four games … tallied eight tackles and one pass defensed vs. Ari (12/20) … collected seven tackles in season finale vs. Chi (1/3/10).

2008: Started all 16 games for the third straight season and finished second on the team with 140 tackles … also had a sack and a pass defensed … named a defensive captain for the second consecutive year … recorded six or more tackles in 15 of 16 games including five games of double-digit tackles … posted season-high 14 tackles, including tying a career high with 11 solo stops @ SF (9/21) … collected 12 tackles vs. Chi (10/5) … had nine tackles and a half-sack @ Min (10/12) … totaled 11 or more tackles in three consecutive games: vs. Min (12/7), @ Ind (12/14) and vs. NO (12/21) … tied his season high with 14 tackles and added a half-sack of Peyton Manning @ Ind (12/14).

2007: Started every game for the second consecutive year, leading the team with a career-high 172 tackles … also had one sack, one INT, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed … chosen as a defensive captain for the first time in his career … recorded 10 or more tackles in 11 games, including five games of 15 or more tackles … set career highs with 16 tackles, including 11 solos, in season opener @ Oak (9/9) … had 10 tackles vs. Min (9/16) and @ Phi (9/23) … notched his first career INT, picking off Brian Griese in the third quarter vs. Chi (9/30); also forced a Cedric Benson fumble in the second quarter and totaled 11 tackles and a pass defensed … collected 11 tackles @ Was (10/7) … posted 15 tackles (11 solo) vs. TB (10/21), giving him six straight games with double-digit tackles to begin the season … recorded a sack of Jay Cutler on the game’s first possession and totaled 10 tackles vs. Den (11/4) … had 10 tackles and forced a fumble by Leonard Pope @ Ari (11/11) … collected 15 tackles vs. NYG (11/18) … tied his career high with 16 tackles in consecutive games: @ Min (12/2) and vs. Dal (12/9); also equaled career high with 11 solo tackles and forced a fumble by Jason Witten at the one-yard line against Cowboys … had nine tackles in season finale @ GB (12/30).

2006: Started all 16 games as a rookie, totaling a team-best 144 tackles, a half-sack, a pass defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three special teams tackles … named to Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie team … recorded the most tackles by a Lions rookie since Chris Spielman had 153 in 1988 … had 10 or more tackles in eight games, including each of the first five contests of the season … tied for a game high with 10 tackles in his NFL debut vs. Sea (9/10) … led the Lions with 10 tackles @ Chi (9/17) … posted a season-high and team-leading 13 tackles vs. GB (9/24); also had two special teams tackles and his first career pass defensed … led the team for fourth straight game with 11 tackles @ StL (10/1) … had 10 tackles, one special teams tackle and a forced fumble @ Min (10/8) … tied season high with 13 tackles to lead the team @ NYJ (10/22) … collected first career fumble recovery vs. Atl (11/5), recovering a Michael Vick fumble in the first quarter; also led the team with nine tackles … had 11 tackles vs. SF (11/12) … recorded first career sack, splitting a sack of Joey Harrington with Cory Redding on Thanksgiving vs. Mia (11/23); totaled nine tackles … recorded 12 tackles vs. Chi (12/24), his eighth double-digit tackle game of the season.

College: Played in 38 games with 24 starts in three seasons at Florida State, totaling 200 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, seven sacks, two INTs, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … earned All-ACC honorable mention as a junior in 2005 when he helped the Seminoles rank 14th in the nation in total defense … was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award as the nation’s most outstanding linebacker … finished fourth on the team with 72 tackles and had a career-high 10 tackles for loss while adding 2.5 sacks, two INTs and a fumble recovery … started 11 of 12 games played as a sophomore in 2004 and was named a first-team All-American by ESPN.com … also earned second-team All-ACC honors … finished second on the team with a career-best 86 tackles and had nine tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick … played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2003 ... had 42 tackles, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

Personal: Attended North Florida (Tallahassee, FL) Christian School where he was ranked the nation’s top high school prospect by Rivals.com … earned All-American honors from Parade Magazine and was a USA Today All-USA second-team selection … lettered five times, earning a varsity spot beginning in eighth grade … helped lead team to four consecutive state titles from 1998-2001 … played on both sides of the ball as a senior, totaling 133 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and one blocked FG as a linebacker while running for 1,081 yards and 23 TDs on 115 carries as a running back … along with wife, Brooke, has a son, Ernest IV … majored in Environmental Studies.

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