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Former Alabama QB Blake Sims looking for a shot with the XFL

Blake Sims throws a pass versus Missouri in 2014 SEC Championship Game
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It surely would not hurt to give him a try. 

The new XFL kicked off last week and it had some interesting matchups; however, the quarterback play for a couple of teams was lackluster. One individual thought it was so bad that she wants the league to consider bringing Blake Sims in.

The former Alabama quarterback agreed with her statement on Twitter, as he desires another crack at making it in football. 

A native of Gainesville, Ga., Sims was the ultimate player for the Crimson Tide under Nick Saban from 2010 to 2014.

Wherever the team needed him at, he served in those roles – including running back, defensive back, wide receiver, special teams, scout-team quarterback and backup quarterback.

When Alabama graduated AJ McCarron after the 2013 season, Sims became its starter in the following year.

He surprised a lot of people with his deep ball and carried the program to a Southeastern Conference Championship and its first appearance in the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014.

RELATED: Former Alabama CB Bradley Sylve records game-changing interception in XFL debut

He would also set the school’s single-season mark for passing yards (3,487) and total touchdowns (35), prior to the arrivals of Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa. 

Sims was on two SEC title teams (2012, 2014) and two national championship teams (2011-12).

Blake Sims Highlights 2014

While things did not pan out for him in the NFL and Alliance of America Football League (AAF), Sims is in great shape and could help a team in the XFL. Hopefully, someone considers the athlete, competitor and strong teammate he would be to one of the eight teams in the league. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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