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Billy Sims
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Football Player
    (September 18, 1955- )
    Born in St. Louis, Missouri
    Drafted first overall by the Detroit Lions in the 1980 NFL Draft
    Running back for the Detroit Lions (1980-84)
    NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1980)
    Heisman Trophy winner (1978)
    He had no interest in playing football until he moved to Texas as a teenager.
    His NFL career ended prematurely due to injuries.
    He spent his entire career on a Lions team that underachieved in the playoffs.
    He earned notoriety after he kicked another player in the head while airborne trying to avoid getting tackled during a rushing attempt.
    Chris Berman called him 'Billy Kung Fu Sims' as a result.
    He held the Oklahoma school record for career rushing yards, prior to Adrian Peterson.
    He was the first Lions player in 30 years to be selected with the #1 overall pick.
    He was the last player to wear #20 for the Lions, prior to Barry Sanders.
    He offered to play under a blank check contract if his return to the NFL would have been successful (1989).
    He remained a popular former sports figure in the Detroit area in the years following his retirement from the Lions.

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