On Saturday, the third day of the 2013 NFL draft, former Michigan State football player Dion Sims was selected in the fourth round, 106th overall, going to the Miami Dolphins. The 6’5″ 285 lb. tight end was the second Spartan chosen in this years’ draft, after Le’Veon Bell went 48th overall to Pittsburgh on Friday.
“I was just excited to hear my name called and get the phone call,” Sims said. “I just jumped out of my seat and my family was here with, so it was exciting for us.”
Dion Sims looks to make an immediate impact in the NFL
Sims made the decision to forgo his senior season at Michigan State on January 3rd, soon after the Spartans bowl victory over TCU. Sims finished his junior year with career highs in receptions (36) and receiving yards (475), bringing his career totals as a Spartan to 59 receptions for 707 yards (12.0 avg.), eight touchdowns in 39 career games (13 starts).
“Dion Sims is a big target with great hands,” MSU head coach Mark Dantonio said. “With his combination