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Sims eligible to play this fall

Phillip Sims

Charlottesville, Va. - The NCAA informed the University of Virginia today that sophomore quarterback Phillip Sims has been granted a waiver and will be eligible to compete on the Cavalier football team this fall.

He will not be required to sit out one season per the NCAA's bylaws regarding undergraduate transfers.

Sims transferred to UVa after spending the past two years at Alabama. He redshirted the 2010 season and played as a backup in 2011.

Sims will have three years of eligibility at Virginia starting this season. He has been enrolled at the University since June.

"I am pleased we were able to work with the NCAA to get a resolution regarding this matter," said Virginia coach Mike London. "We look forward to having Phillip and the rest of our team in camp this August."

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