Former Alabama QB announces retirement from football
Former Alabama quarterback Blake Sims is hanging up his cleats.
Sims was playing indoor football with the Frisco Fighters when he made the decision almost two weeks ago, per Michael Casagrande of AL.com.
Former Alabama QB Blake Sims on the @finebaum Twitter space said he retired from football two weeks ago after his indoor football season ended.
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) August 19, 2022
Sims was the starting quarterback at Alabama his senior year, throwing for 3,487 yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His professional career never took off; he went undrafted in 2015, but was offered an opportunity with the Green Bay Packers as a running back.
He went on to play for a number of semi-pro organizations, including the Birmingham Iron, Toronto Argonauts in the CFL and more recently the Fighters in the IFL.
In 2014, he threw for the second most total yards thrown in a single game with 445 against Florida, second only to 484 by Scott Hunter in 1969.