Tom Sims (American football)

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Tom Sims
No. 95, 92
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1967-04-18) April 18, 1967 (age 53)
Detroit, Michigan
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:291 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school:Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
College:Pittsburgh
NFL Draft:1990 / Round: 6 / Pick: 152
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Thomas Sidney Sims (born April 18, 1967) is a former American football defensive tackle who played four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts. He was drafted by the Chiefs in the sixth round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He first played college football for the Broncos of Western Michigan University before transferring to play for the Pittsburgh Panthers of the University of Pittsburgh. He attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan.[1]

College career[edit]

Sims graduated from Pittsburgh with a business degree in 1990.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Sims was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round, with the 152nd overall pick, of the 1990 NFL Draft.[3] In early September 1990, before the start of the regular season, Sims was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.[4][5] He did not appear in a game in 1990.[3] He played in 14 games for the Chiefs in 1991 and recorded 6 total tackles.[3][a] He signed with the Chiefs in July 1992.[6] He appeared in 12 games in 1992, recording 12 total tackles, 3.0 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.[3][a] He was released by the Chiefs on September 4, 1993.[8]

Sims signed with the Indianapolis Colts in early November 1993.[8] He played in 5 games, starting 3, for the Colts in 1993 and recorded 30 total tackles and 1.0 sack.[3][a] He played in 16 games, starting 1, in 1994 and recorded 12 solo tackles and 5 tackle assists.[3][a]

Sims was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on June 2, 1995.[9] He was released by the Vikings on August 28, 1995.[10]

Sims signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on March 18, 1996.[9] He spent time with the Chiefs during the 1996 regular season but did not appear in any games.[9][11]

Coaching career[edit]

Sims has been the defensive line coach at seven colleges. He coached the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky University from 1997 to 1999, the Eagles of Eastern Michigan University in 2000, the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota from 2001 to 2004, the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois from 2005 to 2008, the Jayhawks of the University of Kansas in 2009, the Penguins of Youngstown State University from 2010 to 2014, and the Pittsburgh Panthers from 2015 to 2016.[2][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TOM SIMS". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "TOM SIMS". pittsburghpanthers.com. Archived from the original on January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Tom Sims". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "NFL Injuries". United Press International. September 5, 1990. Archived from the original on January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "ROUNDUP". The Washington Post. September 5, 1990. Archived from the original on January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Transactions". The Baltimore Sun. July 24, 1992. Archived from the original on January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Football Glossary and Football Statistics Glossary". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Notes". The Indianapolis Star. November 4, 1993. p. 39. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c "Tom Sims". foxsports.com. Archived from the original on June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  10. ^ "NFL TRANSACTIONS". washingtonpost.com. August 28, 1995. Archived from the original on June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  11. ^ "Tom Sims". nfl.com. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  12. ^ Vukovcan, MIke (February 4, 2017). "Pitt DL Coach Tom Sims Let Go". pittsburghsportsnow.com. Archived from the original on June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d NFL tackle statistics are unofficial and were not consistently recorded before 1994.[7]

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