Former Alabama QB Blake Sims has taken his professional career overseas.
Sims, who led the Crimson Tide to a 12-2 season and No. 3 ranking in 2014, will join the Wollongong Devils in the first year of Australia’s National Gridiron League, as reported by Adam Jowett of AussieFaithful.com.
Sims the 2014 NFL Draft with the hopes of becoming a late-round draft pick thanks to his display of passing efficiency and mobility in 2014: In one season, he passed for 3,487 yards and 28 touchdowns while adding 350 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground. But no teams could overlook his 5-foot-11 stature to draft him.
Sims tried out with the Green Bay Packers at their minicamp before being invited to the Washington Redskins to try out as a running back.
Sims eventually turned his eyes toward the Canadian Football League, signing his first professional contract with the Toronto Argonauts before moving to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He struggled on both teams, becoming a free agent in December.
Now, fans of the NGL will be able to get a look at what made Sims so beloved at Alabama.