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Encyclopedia > Kenneth Sims
Kenneth Sims
Date of birth October 31, 1959
Place of birth Flag of United States Kosse, Texas
Position(s) Defensive End
College Texas
NFL Draft 1982 / Round 1/ Pick 1
Statistics
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Team(s)
1982-1989 New England Patriots

Kenneth Wayne Sims (born October 31, 1959 in Kosse, Texas), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the New England Patriots as the first overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft. A 6'5", 272 lbs. defensive end from the University of Texas, Sims played for the Patriots his entire NFL career from 1982-1989. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Kosse is a town located in Limestone County, Texas. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1982 NFL Draft Round 1 Round 2 External links 1982 NFL Draft Categories: | ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kosse is a town located in Limestone County, Texas. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The 1982 NFL Draft Round 1 Round 2 External links 1982 NFL Draft Categories: | ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ...


High School and College Career

Sims almost quit football before his college football career even began,. In his junior year at Groesbeck High School, Sims quit football. That summer, he realized that football was indeed for him, spent his senior year playing linebacker, fullback and tight end, rather than a tackle.


At the University of Texas, Sims spent his freshmen year learning the basics of the tackle position. He spent his sophomore year behind Steve McMichael and Bill Acker, then became a force his junior year. He made 131 tackles, and was named an All-American. He was awarded the Lombardi Trophy, becoming the first Longhorn to do so. Steve Mongo McMichael Steve McMichael (born October 17, 1957 in Houston, Texas) is a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, and the Green Bay Packers. ... The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective position. ... The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annual to the best college football lineman or linebacker. ...


Pro Career

Sims never lived up to the expectations of being the first overall pick in 1982. He only played the full 16 game schedule once, and played 74 career games with only 17 sacks over 8 NFL seasons. His best year was in 1985, when he managed 5.5 sacks. In June of 1990, Sims was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine in Austin, Texas. Shortly afterwards the Patriots released an out of shape Sims, and he eventually retired. In American football and Canadian football, a quarterback sack occurs when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County  - Mayor Will Wynn Area    - City 669. ...


Sims now hosts Texas Football Roundup on ESPN Radio in Austin, Texas and is a season ticket holder for University of Texas at Austin basketball and football games. ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Austin, Texas. ...

Preceded by
Darrell Griffith
Mark D. Hermann
Donald J. Paige
Ronald K. Perry
Randy Lee Schleusener
NCAA Top Five Award
Class of 1982
Par J. Arvidsson
Rowdy Gaines
Oliver Luck
Kenneth W. Sims
Lynette Woodard
Succeeded by
Bruce Baumgartner
John Elway
Richard J. Giusto
Charles F. Kiraly
David R. Rimington

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5/31/2006 - Sims, Kenneth - Obituaries - Chattanoogan.com (185 words)
5/31/2006 - Sims, Kenneth - Obituaries - Chattanoogan.com
Kenneth Sims, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in an area hospital.
He is survived by his son, Brad Sims, of Soddy-Daisy; daughter, Wanda Linz, of Soddy-Daisy; brother, Charles Sims, of Harrison; sisters, Edna Smith and Dot Evans Butler, both of Hixson; and grandchildren, Jamie Angland, of Middle Valley, Eric McDonald, of Atlanta, Tracy Sims, Mandy Roberts, Lacie Linz, Tanner Linz and Benjamin Sims, all of Soddy-Daisy.
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