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Ryan Sims
No. --     Free Agent
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-05-04) May 4, 1980 (age 42)
Place of birth: Spartanburg, South Carolina
High School: Spartanburg (SC) Dorman
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Debuted in 2002 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
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Ryan O'Neal Sims (born May 4, 1980) is a former American Football defensive tackle Sims' professional career began in 2002 with the Kansas City Chiefs, for whom he played through the end of the 2006 season. He has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks.

Professional career

Kansas City Chiefs

Sims played college football for the University of North Carolina and was the 6th overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. Sims was a college teammate of the Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers. He graduated from Dorman High School in Spartanburg, SC. Sims is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and was initiated into the Xi Gamma Chapter while at UNC-Chapel Hill during the Spring 2000 semester.

During his tenure with Kansas City, Sims played in a total of 74 games and notched 54 tackles, 5 sacks, and 1 interception.

In 2006 Herm Edwards took over as coach of the Chiefs, and Sims saw his playing time reduced.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 1, 2007 for an undisclosed future draft pick. On February 19, 2009, Sims signed a four-year/$8 million contract with the Buccaneers. On November 23, 2010, the Buccaneers released Sims. For the season, Sims totaled four tackles with no sacks in six games for Tampa Bay.

Seattle Seahawks

Sims signed with the Seattle Seahawks on July 31, 2011, but was released on August 20.

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