In 1978, Billy Sims took the college football world by storm when he rushed for 1,762 yards and 20 touchdowns on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy as a junior. He followed that up with 1,506 rushing yards and 22 TDs in 1979, finishing as the runner-up for the 1979 Heisman Trophy. The Detroit Lions selected Sims with the first overall pick of the 1980 NFL Draft. Sims rushed for 1,303 yards and led the NFL with 13 touchdowns during his rookie year. He was selected to his first NFL Pro Bowl and was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Most importantly, the Lions improved from 2-14 in 1979 to 9-7 in 1980. Billy's career only lasted five seasons due to a devastating knee injury in 1984. Despite the short career, Sims played in three NFL Pro Bowls and was the Lions All-Time Leader in rushing yards (5,106) and rushing TDs (42) at the time of his retirement. Only Barry Sanders has been able to break Sims' records.
On Sunday, April 24, 2016, Billy Sims will be signing autographs at the GT Sports Marketing (GTSM) New Jersey Sports Collectors Show in Somerset, New Jersey.
GTSM Sports Collectors Show
Garden State Exhibit Center
50 Atrium Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873
Friday, April 22nd: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 23rd: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 24th: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Time: Billy Sims will be signing autographs on Sunday at 12:30pm.
Bring Your Own Item - Autograph Prices:
ANY ITEM: $25.00
Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item. Visit GT Sports Marketing for more information.
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