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High school star running back Herschel Sims [HD]

Norrelle Dickson
High school star running back Herschel Sims [HD]

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Abilene High School running back Herschel Sims has flown under the radar for most of his career. That is until this year where he has single handedly rewritten the schools rushing and scoring records; launching himself into the national spotlight as one of the top running backs in Texas.

“I’m able to start this year,” said Abilene High School running back Herschel Sims. “I’ve gotten a lot of reps in. I’ve played more received then I did last year.”

What has made Sims so successful this season is an intangible that cannot be coached.

“The thing that I think that makes him special is he’s extremely talented,” said Abilene High School head coach Steve Warren. “There’s a lot of talented football players but he works hard. I’ve seen in high school football a lot of kids will rely on their talent but he’s mastered the work ethic.”

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Abilene High School running back Herschel Sims

That work ethic has allowed him to rush for over 2,000 yards and score 39 touch downs this yer along with earning the respect of his teammates.

“He works hard,” said Abilene High School quarterback Ronnell Sims. “He’s not a real cocky guy. He just comes out and does the best he can everyday.”

Sims has led the Eagles to a perfect 14-0 record. The team advanced to the state finals for the first time since 1956. His break out season has drawn the interest of more than 12 elite college programs across the country. Sims, however, isn’t rushing to a decision anytime soon.

“I’ll have to take a couple more visits and just see what happens,” said Herschel Sims. “I got to pray about it and talk to my mom about it but I don’t plan on making any decision soon.”

Coach Warren is certain about Sims ability at the next level.

“I think he’ll be great,” said Warren. “I don’t think he’ll have any problems with that. The thing that excites me is he’s committed to Abilene High School for one more year. He’s just a junior!”

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The Junior running back no doubt has a bright future ahead of him. With a humble persona and a passion for his craft he is laying the foundation to fulfill his dream of someday playing in the NFL someday.

“I want to go to college and make a name for myself,” said Herschel Sims. “I want to be a great person as well. I know a lot of people they go to the pros and you hardly hear of them after that back in their hometown. I just want to be that person that doesn’t forget where you come from just because you made it.”

Another goal Sims has for himself is he wants to meeting NFL Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

“I would Love to meet Adrian Peterson,” said Herschel Sims. “Man I would love to meet Adrian. That would be the day. Hopefully I’ll meet him someday. We’ll play each other in the pros if he’s still there.”

With dreams of playing in the NFL the 5 foot 10 inch, 185 pound junior star running back, has made a name for himself in the Abilene High School history books. He has also launched himself into the National spotlight as one of the most complete backs in the 2011 recruiting class. Sports fans, keep your eye out for Herschel Sims.

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Hey Dallas! I am originally from Orange, California and grew up playing softball, soccer, basketball, and track. I also participated in television commercials and movies during my childhood. After graduating high school, I accepted a full scholarship to the University of Oklahoma to play softball for the Sooners. I was an elite scholar athlete all four years at University of Oklahoma. I was a 3 time All-American, 2007 Big 12 Player of the Year, and Academic All-American. I have traveled and played internationally representing the USA in Pan American Games in Hermosillo, Mexico; The Junior Olympics in Nanjing, China and The University Games in Tai’nan City, Taiwan. During my time at Oklahoma I completed an internship at KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City, and worked as a freelance reporter for the Oklahoma High School Sports Express television show. I also worked as the Sooner Sports Network Softball Color analyst both on the radio and television. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 2007, and was the 7th pick in the first round of the National Pro-Fast pitch League draft. After two successful seasons with the Akron Racers I returned home to California, where I continued my career in sports broadcasting. I worked in the media department of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks. I also worked in the sports department at CBS/KCAL 9 in Los Angeles. I have recently found my way to the Dallas area to follow my dream of being a sports reporter. I currently work as the sideline reporter for the Millennium Sports Network, and I am extremely excited to begin work at DFWreporting.com. I Enjoy athletics, travel, entertainment, and adventure! If you have a story idea please feel free to contact me at NDickson@dfwreporting.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


20 Responses to “High school star running back Herschel Sims [HD]”


    Excellent report. I would love to see more reporting like this.
    Keep up the good work!!

  2. J. Wade Says:

    This was a very good interview. I think this reporter has natural talent of her own. I will be looking forward to more sports reports from Norrell. Great job keep it up.

  3. J. Wade Says:

    Herschel has talent and i wish him luck. The reporter also did a great interview

  4. Ramon Says:

    Kid looks like a future NFL back. Nice report

  5. John gametimevideos.com Says:

    Great story, real nice production, and well explained. I get a feeling with your strong resume and the RB’s strong faith in God, we will be seeing both the running back and the reporter on the NFL sidelines soon. Great Story!

  6. GL Says:

    This kid looks legit. Running wild at Cowboys Stadium may be a sign of things to come. Great report and it is nice to hear about the up and coming stars.

  7. Mark Metzger Says:



  8. Connie Beardsley Says:

    Wow Herschel looks so talented. Would love to see updates on him. Nice reporting by Ms. Dickson.

  9. ziad khoury Says:

    great job love to see more reporting and stories like that

  10. TANNER Says:

    What a great story! Very professional, the look sound and editing . This young man has a bright future can’t wait to watch him at the next level. The young woman reporter here also has a bright future expect to see her at the next level also.Great job all around!

  11. mike Says:

    Good report on a local TX football player

  12. David Robinson Says:

    great story man im so proud of you girl…im happy for ya..keep doing big things

  13. Diana Says:

    Hershcel, enjoy your last year of high school. You will leave there with lasting friendships and memories. Good luck to you in college ! Norelle – looks like you have a bright future ahead of you too ! Well done

  14. Matt Says:

    HERSCHEL Sims is one of the best running backs in the nation. His humbleness and his work ethic put him above all others. Great report and insight on this amazing running back.

  15. alex Says:

    ha i went to elementry and middle school with herschel sims

  16. savanah Says:

    i went to high school with him. he is an amazing athlete & so is ronnell. abilene high loves there sims boys & will back them thru everything they do

  17. justin Says:

    He is a great running back probably one of the best i think the cowboys should pick him up when he goes pro! mostly because that is my team!

  18. jonny ringo Says:

    he was awesome on world of jenks

  19. Ronald Manners Says:

    I agree, he is a talented back. I hope to watch him in Stillwater, Oklahoma next year. We will need someone that can fill Kendall Hunter’s spot.He will get to meet all of the NFL players he wants,when he is playing there.

  20. Kia Says:

    I would love to see him on OSU Cowboys team!! The campus is great and so is Stillwater. Herschel, I think you would really enjoy your teammates there, the coaches, and playing in Boone Pickens Stadium on gameday. I really hope to see you on the field the first game against Texas A&M. I don’t think you’ll have any problem stepping up to college. Go Pokes!!!

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