John O'Korn named the league's Rookie of the Year and Demarcus Ayers Special Teams POY
Cougars (7-2, 4-1) and Cardinals in pivotal American Athletic Conference match up
Hear from head coach Tony Levine, Jeremiah Farley and Kevin Forsch
Houston (7-1, 4-0) travels to Orlando, Fla. and plays on ESPN2 on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Thursday night game broadcast on ESPN at 6 p.m.
2013 The American Athletic Conference's Second Team
2013: Named to The American Athletic Conference's second team ... played in all 13 games while starting at left tackle in the final 12 games ... played a total of 975 snaps and had 38 knockdown blocks ... part of an offensive line that ranked fourth in The American Athletic Conference with 29 sacks given up ... team ranked third in the league with an average of 33.2 points per game.
2012: Part of the program's offensive line ... played in eight games with three starts ... helped pave the way five 100-yard rushing games from Houston running backs ... was a member of an offensive line that gave up just 18 sacks, a number that ranked second in Conference USA ... team ranked 15th nationally in total offense.
2011: Saw action as a reserve offensive lineman, earning his second letter with the program.
2009: Appeared in nine games at defensive line ... Made his collegiate debut at C-USA rival Tulane... Broke up a pass against C-USA rival Rice during the regular-season finale.
High School: Played for head coach Keith Magee at Westbury High... Helped lead Rebels to 8-2 record district championship and berth in the second round of the state playoffs ... Ranked No. 81 defensive tackle by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 104 defensive tackle by Scout.com... Named First Team All-District as a senior ... Teammate of Charles Sims.
Personal: Full name is DeAnthony Dontey Sims ... Born Dec. 18, 1990, in Houston ... Son of Matilda White ... majoring in sociology.