BILLY SIMS AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO TRISTAR AUTHENTICATED W/ 78 HEISMAN INSCRIPTION

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This Billy Sims autograph is boldly signed in blue Sharpie pen and has the "78 Heisman" inscription. It has been authenticated by the one of the world's premier autograph authentication services - Tristar. This item comes with matching Tristar Certificate.

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Billy Sims is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons during the 1980s. Sims played college football for the University of Oklahoma, where he was a two-time consensus All-American, and won the Heisman Trophy in 1978. He was the first overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the NFL's Detroit Lions. Sims was the last Oklahoma player taken Number 1 overall in the NFL Draft until quarterback Sam Bradford was taken first in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was given the nickname "Kung Fu Billy Sims" by ESPN's Chris Berman, after a game where the Detroit Lions played the Houston Oilers. In the NFL Films highlight, rather than be tackled during a rushing attempt, Sims ran at, jumped, and, while fully airborne, kicked Oilers Cornerback Steve Brown in the head.

Career highlights and awards
3× Pro Bowl (1980–1982)
First-team All-Pro (1981)
Second-team All-Pro (1980)
Offensive Rookie of the Year (1980)
UPI NFL-NFC Rookie of the Year (1980)
Consensus All-American (1978, 1979)
Heisman Trophy (1978)
UPI Player of the Year (1978)
Davey O'Brien Memorial Trophy (1978)
College Football Hall of Fame

 


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