Beaumont, TX (Sports Network) - Running back Herschel Sims has become the third
Oklahoma State football player to transfer to Lamar University this offseason,
Cardinals coach Ray Woodard announced Friday.
Sims was Oklahoma State's third-leading rusher last season with 242 yards,
scoring two touchdowns. The 5-foot-8, 204-pounder from Abilene, Texas, has
three seasons of eligibility remaining.
He joins wide receiver Kevin Johnson and defensive lineman Joe Okafor as OSU
transfers to Lamar.
Sims posted 100-yard rushing games against Texas Tech (111) and Baylor (104)
and Texas last season. He rushed for an 81-yard touchdown against Baylor, which
was the longest play in the Big 12 Conference.
After his junior year at Abilene High School, Rivals.com ranked Sims as the
second-best all-purpose running back in the nation, the No. 8 player in Texas
and the No. 73 overall prospect in the country. He had an injury-plagued season
as a senior.
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