Mickey Sims

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Mickey Sims
No. 78
Position: Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-03-05)March 5, 1955
Place of birth: Union, South Carolina
Date of death: June 7, 2006(2006-06-07) (aged 51)
Place of death: Parma, Ohio
Career information
College: South Carolina State
NFL draft: 1977 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 43
Games Started: 7
Fumble Recoveries: 6
Player stats at PFR

Robert Anderson "Mickey" Sims (March 5, 1955 in Union, South Carolina – June 7, 2006 in Parma, Ohio) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina State.[1] Sims started for the Browns at defensive tackle in 1977, registering 19 tackles that season while filling in for the injured Jerry Sherk. Upon Sherk's return to the lineup, Sims played as a backup until he was released by the team after the 1979 season. Sims joined the Cleveland Metroparks as park ranger in 1980 and was promoted to sergeant in 1997. He also was a part-time police officer at Cuyahoga Community College's West Campus in Parma. He was serving on the job at Tri-C when he died June 7, 2006 of a heart attack. He was 51. Sims also was a longtime deacon at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland. Sims' son Rob Jr., a former standout football player at Nordonia High School and The Ohio State University, followed his father to the NFL when he was drafted in April 2006 as a guard by the Seattle Seahawks.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mickey Sims". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  2. ^ Clare Farnsworth (August 18, 2006). "In first NFL start, Hawks' Sims will count on guiding light". seattlepi.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013.