UPDATE: Sims Sidelined at WSSU Until 2014

By: Lindsay Joy Email
By: Lindsay Joy Email

Former Virginia starting quarterback Phillip Sims tweeted Sunday night that he is headed to Winston-Salem State University.

Head coach Connell Maynor confirmed to the Winston-Salem Journal that Sims will be joining the WSSU football team, but said that Sims won't be eligible to play this season.

Sims tweeted on Sunday, "Guess I let the cat out the bag... I'm the newest member of the #wssu fam. I am thankful for this opportunity that I've been given."

Winston-Salem State University is a Division II school that plays in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Last year, the Rams had their most successful season in school history with 14 wins. They lost in the NCAA Division II National Championship game to Valdosta State, 35-7.

As a sophomore at UVa in 2012, Sims played in all 12 games and started four times. He completed 132 of 231 passes for 1,426 yards and nine touchdowns. He started against Duke, Maryland, Wake Forest and NC State.

A native of Chesapeake, Va., Sims transferred from Alabama to Virginia last summer, and was granted an eligibility waiver to play the 2012 season after he petitioned the NCAA.

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