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Kenneth Sims

Defensive Tackle

Kenneth Wayne Sims

Inducted 2021

Date of Birth



Kosse, TX


University of Texas (1978-1981)


Kenneth Sims led the Texas Longhorns from 1978 to 1981. The 1981 team captain led the Longhorns to three top 25 finishes: No. 9 in 1978, No. 12 in 1979 and No. 2 in 1981. Sims' 23 tackles for a loss his senior season was a then-school record. At Texas, Sims still ranks fourth in sacks (29), fifth in fumble recoveries (7) and nineth in tackles for loss (50).


Height 6'6"

Weight 265

Career Highlights

  • 1981 All-Conference
  • 1981 Conference MVP
  • 1981 Heisman - Eighth
  • 1981 Lombardi Award
  • 1981 Unanimous All-America
  • 1980 All-Conference
  • 1980 Consensus All-America
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