UTAH: Will start for a second year this fall ... is a big reason behind the expanding role of the tight end in Utah's offense.
2006-Played in all 13 games, with six starts ... 4 receptions for 62 yards led the Ute tight ends ... averaged 15.5 yards per reception ... season-long catch of 23 yards came at Utah State.
PRIOR TO UTAH: First-team all-conference tight end at Allan Hancock College ... played in 2005 American Bowl ... prepped at Lompoc High (Calif.), where he was an all-league offensive lineman and all C.I.F. in 2003 ... won three letters in football and baseball ... set Lompoc High records for bench press, squat and power clean ... honor roll.
PERSONAL: Son of Barbara Sims ... one brother ... enjoys surfing and fishing ... full name is Mathew Earl Sims ... born Oct. 30, 1985.
YEAR G/GS REC YDS AVG TD LONG 2006 13/6 4 62 15.5 0 23