Barry Sims life and biography

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Barry Sims biography

Date of birth : 1974-12-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Park City, Utah
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-14
Credited as : Football player NFL, tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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A versatile and experienced offen­sive lineman, Barry Sims enters his 3rd season with the 49ers after spending his first 9 NFL seasons as a member of the Oakland Raiders. Sims stepped in seamlessly when starting T Joe Staley was sidelined with a knee injury for 7 weeks.

Originally signed by Oak. as a rookie free agent 7/12/99…Waived by Oak. on 2/29/08…Signed by SF as a free agent on 7/26/08...Signed with SF as an unrestricted free agent on 3/23/10.

•Barry didn’t have as easy an entrance into the NFL as one might think. It took determination, hard work and a bit of luck for him to beat the odds. Barry never seriously thought about going pro until after his junior season at the University of Utah. With the support of family and friends, he trained hard and had a productive senior year as he was selected to the Hula Bowl All Star game. Everything was looking promising for the ambitious lineman, but a couple days before the honorary game, Sims blew out his knee in practice. He ended up spending the next year in Salt Lake City rehabbing his injury. Once the rehabilitation concluded, Barry was eager to sign with a team. However, many teams were skeptical about whether his knee would hold up. As time was running out, an opportunity arose in NFL Europe, and Barry was selected in the 17th round of the 1999 NFLE Draft by the Scottish Claymores. He shined overseas and was signed as a free agent by the Raiders in July of 1999. After just four regular season games with the Raiders, he made his 1st NFL start, and has since gone on to make over 100 more. In 2004, Barry was inducted into the Scottish Claymores Football Hall of Fame.
•Sims was the 2004 co-recipient, along with Ronald Curry, of the Com­mitment to Excellence Award, voted on by team members and given to the ‘Player who best exemplifies the pride and spirit of the Raiders.’

2009 (San Francisco):
•Started 7 games at left tackle in place of injured T Joe Staley.
•Saw playing time at left tackle when Staley went down with an injury on the first series of the game at Ind. (11/1).
•Made his first start of the season vs. Ten. (11/8).
•Part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack on QB Alex Smith on any of his 41 attempts vs. Jax (11/29). It marked the first time the 49ers did not give up a sack since 11/10/08 at Arz. (QB Shaun Hill – 40 attempts).

2008 (San Francisco):
•Saw action in 14 games with 8 starts at right tackle.
•Stepped into action at right tackle 2 games into season after T Jonas Jen­nings left with a shoulder injury at Sea. (9/14).
•Made first start as a member of 49ers at Det. (9/21) and was part of a line that helped team rush for 189 yds.
•Left game vs. Sea. (10/26) with an ankle injury in 2nd qtr. and did not return. Was replaced in lineup by Adam Snyder.
•Inactive at Arz. (11/10) and vs. StL (11/16).
•Entered game at right tackle at Mia. (12/14) after Snyder left with an ankle injury in 1st qtr.
•Started final 2 games at right tackle.

2007 (Oakland):
•Started all 16 games at left tackle for Raiders and helped team rank 6th in NFL in rushing yds. (2,086).
•Played key role at Mia. (9/30) as part of an offensive line that paved way for 299 rushing yds. by the team and three rushing TDs by QB Daunte Culpep­per.
•Blocked for 4 Raider TD drives, including the team’s 10-play, 83-yard opening drive vs. Den. (12/2) as the offensive line did not allow a sack.

2006 (Oakland):
•Began season as starting left guard, seeing action in 10 games with 7 starts. Missed 5 contests with abdomen injury.
•Part of an offensive line that helped RB LaMont Jordan rush for 128 yds., including a 59-yd. carry vs. Cle. (10/1).
•Inactive Weeks 9-13 with abdomen injury and played primarily on special teams for final 3 games.

2005 (Oakland):
•Started every game at left tackle for third consecutive season and was part of an offensive line that helped produce a 3,500-yd. passer, a 1,000-yd. receiver and a 1,000-yd. rusher.
•Helped team accumulate over 300 yds. of total offense in 11 contests.
•Started 100th career game as part of an offensive line that allowed Jordan to rush for more than 100 yds. and a team-record-tying 3 TDs.

2004 (Oakland):
•Started all 16 games at left tackle and played on kick protection units. Along with C Adam Treu, was one of only two members of offensive line to start every game.
•Helped team’s quarterbacks throw for over 300 yds. on 4 occasions, while helping team accumulate more than 300 yds. of offense 8 times.
•Part of an offensive line that helped QB Kerry Collins pass for 371 yds. and 5 TDs vs. Ten. (12/19).
•Co-recipient, along with WR Ronald Curry, of the Commitment to Excellence Award, voted on by team members and given to the ‘Player who best exem­plifies the pride and spirit of the Raiders.’

2003 (Oakland):
•Started all 16 games at left tackle and was only member of offensive line to start every game.
•Helped team total over 420 yds. of offense vs. SD (9/28).
•Blocked for a running game that accumulated 169 yds. vs. NYJ (11/9), 191 yds. vs. Min. (11/16) and 166 yds. at KC (11/23).

2002 (Oakland):
•Started 15 regular season games and all three postseason contests at left tackle. Member of an offense that led NFL in total offense (6,237), pass offense (4,475), total yds. per game (389.8), net passing yds. per game (279.7), total first downs (366) and first downs per game (22.9). Also ranked 2nd in AFC and NFL in pts. per game (28.1).
•Blocked for NFL MVP Rich Gannon, who set several NFL and Raider records, including 10, 300-yd. passing games.
•Helped team total over 400 net yds. of offense on 7 occasions and 300 yds. of net offense 14 times.
•Part of offensive line that helped team total 520 yds. of net offense at Arz. (11/24).
•Helped team rush for a season-high 280 yds. on 60 carries vs. KC (12/28).
•Started all three postseason games at left tackle, helping team total 399 net yds. in AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. NYJ (1/12), 375 net yds. in AFC Championship Game vs. Ten. (1/19) and 269 net yds. in Super Bowl XXXVII vs. TB (1/26).

2001 (Oakland):
•Started 15 regular season games and two postseason contests at left tackle, helping team rush for an average of over 103 yds. per game. Also blocked for a passing game that surpassed 3,800 yds., produced 4, 300-yd. passing efforts and ranked 1st in AFC with 27 TD passes.
•Team ranked 4th in AFC and 7th in NFL for total offense. Also ranked 2nd in AFC and 5th in NFL with only 27 sacks allowed.
•Helped team rush for 215 yds. and pass for 290 yds. in a 38-24 victory vs. NYJ (1/12) in AFC Wild Card Game.
•Part of line that helped team accumulate 230 yds. of offense in 16-13 loss at NE (1/19) in AFC Divisional Playoff Game.

2000 (Oakland):
•Saw action in 16 regular season games with 8 starts and helped the Raiders win the AFC West division title. Also started at left tackle in 2 postseason contests.
•Blocked for running game that led NFL with 154.4 yds. per game, while also leading league in rushing first downs with 128 and ranking 2nd with 23 rushing scores. Helped team rush for 150-plus yds. in 10 games and 200- plus yds. in four contests.
•Made first start of season at left tackle, assisting team in 231-yd. rushing effort vs. KC (11/5).
•Helped team rush for 270 yds. vs. Atl. (11/26).
•Started at LT in AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Mia. (1/6) and helped team rush for 140 yds. and 20 total first downs. Started following week at left tackle in AFC Championship Game vs. Bal. (1/14).

1999 (Oakland):
•Played in all 16 games with 10 starts (6 at LT and 4 at RG) and helped team rank in the top five in the NFL for offense (5th) and rushing (3rd).
•Signed as a free agent during training camp and made squad as reserve offensive lineman.
•Broke into starting lineup in 6th NFL game at Buf. (10/17) at left tackle, fac­ing off against All-Pro DE Bruce Smith. In that game, helped pave way for a season-high 195 yds. rushing.
•Spent spring of 1999 in Europe after being selected in the 17th round of the NFL Europe draft by the Scottish Claymores. Went on to see action at tackle and guard for the team.


•Two-year letterman at the University of Utah. Named Offensive Player of Game vs. Wisconsin in the Copper Bowl in 1996, and was voted most im­proved offensive player for team in 1996. Named Offensive Player of Week vs. Fresno State and BYU in 1995. Injured knee in Hula Bowl during senior year and spent following year rehabbing. Also attended Dixie Junior College.


•Lettered in football, basketball and track at Park City (Utah) HS, where he was all-league as a two-way lineman.
•In basketball, played forward and center, and participated in track as a shot putter.
•Enjoys golfing, hiking, cycling and skiing.
•Born Barry Sims (12/1/74) in Park City, UT. Married to wife, Shae.

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