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Ryan Sims
No. 98     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: May 4, 1980 (1980-05-04) (age 29)
Place of birth: Spartanburg, South Carolina
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
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Ryan O'Neal Sims (born May 4, 1980 in Spartanburg, South Carolina) is an American Football defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sims' professional career began in 2002 with the Kansas City Chiefs, for whom he played through the end of the 2006 season.

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, Inc.

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. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 1, 2007 for an undisclosed future draft pick.

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