Marvin Mims Was Simply Marvelous at Frisco Lonestar

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By: Tony Thomas

With a 37-inch vertical leap, he could high point the ball over helpless defenders. A 4-star recruit, he has stamped his name as the leading receiver in Texas high school football history. He is Marvin Mims of Frisco Lonestar.

Mims set the state record for receiving yards in a season (2,626) and career receiving yards (5,485).  He helped lead an offense that averaged 49 points per game. Lonestar scored 40 points in a game twice, 50 points four times, 60 points twice, and 70 points twice.

Mims was named Offensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore and the 5A Offensive MVP as a junior.


A Record-Setting Year

Going into his senior year, Mims already had over 100 catches in his prep career. He would top that in one season. His game performances:

Defeated Richland 55-3:                     10 catches       237 yards        2 TDs.

Defeated Denton 75-0:                       7 catches         241 yards        3 TDs.

Defeated Highland Park 30-19:          11 catches       236 yards        2 TDs

Defeated Little Elm 56-13                   4 catches         69 yards          1 TD

Defeated Wakeland 55-14                              8 catches         271 yards        4 TDs

Defeated Independence 63-14                       6 catches         138 yards        2 TDs

Defeated The Colony 41-38                            6 catches         134 yards        2 TDs

Defeated Centennial 62-10                            5 catches         208 yards        3 TDs

Defeated Liberty 54-48 (2OT)                         7 catches         150 yards        2 TDs

Defeated Heritage 77-7                                  9 catches         182 yards        3 TDs

Defeated Mansfield Legacy 35-0


Defeated College Station 45-30                     11 catches       303 yards        3 TDs

Defeated Highland Park 33-27 (OT)               10 catches       100 yards        2 TDs

Defeated Lancaster 38-20                              10 catches       230 yards        2 TDs

Lost to Denton Ryan 35-7                               10 catches       127 yards


Six games with over 200 yards receiving.

One game with over 300 yards receiving.

One game with 4 receiving TDs.

Four games with 3 receiving TDs.

One game with receiving TDs.

Seven games with 2 receiving TDs.

6 games with double-digit catches.


He caught 114 catches for 2,626 yards and 31 touchdowns. For his stellar work, Mims was named Mr.Football in Texas and a USA Today All-American.


College Days 

Mims had several scholarship-offers coming out of high school, including Baylor, Colorado, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M. He signed with Oklahoma.

As a freshman with the Sooners, Mims caught 37 passes for 610 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was named to the Freshman All-American Team by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and 2nd Team All-Big 12.

Marvin Mims is one of the best returning wide receivers in the country for 2021. And with QB Spencer Rattler returning for his sophomore season, this QB/WR duo will put Oklahoma in the conversation for the college football playoff yet again.

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