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Barry Sims (born December 1, 1974) is a former American football offensive lineman. He was drafted by the Scottish Claymores in the 17th round of the NFL Europe Draft in 1999. He played college football at Utah. Sims played nine seasons for the Oakland Raiders and three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

Barry Sims
No. 65
Position:Tackle / Guard
Personal information
Born: (1974-12-01) December 1, 1974 (age 44)
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Park City (UT)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2005 Commitment to Excellence (exemplifies Pride and Spirit of Oakland Raiders)
Career NFL statistics
Games Played:174
Games Started:141
Player stats at

High school careerEdit

Sims lettered in football, basketball and track at Park City High School (Utah). He was all-League as a two-way lineman. In basketball, Sims played forward and center as well as participated in track as a shot putter, high jumper, and long jumper. On October 15, 2009, Sims' #72 Park City Miners football jersey was the first ever to be retired at that school.[1]

College careerEdit

Sims played two years at the University of Utah after transferring there from Dixie Junior College where he was named "Most Improved Player." He earned a BS in Sociology from the University of Utah and finished with All-WAC honors.

Professional careerEdit

Sims has, as of 2010, played in 152 NFL games with 133 starts, seven playoff starts, two Conference Championships and one Super Bowl appearance.

Scottish ClaymoresEdit

Sims was drafted in the 17th round of the NFL European League draft by the Scottish Claymores. He played there in the spring of 1999. Sims was inducted into the Scottish Claymores Hall of Fame in 2004.[2]

Oakland RaidersEdit

The Oakland Raiders picked Sims up as a free agent during training camp in 1999. He broke into the starting lineup at left tackle in his fifth game facing off against All-Pro Bruce Smith. He started the entire 2004 season at left tackle and was co-recipient of the 2004 Commitment to Excellence Award which exemplifies the Pride and Spirit of the Oakland Raiders. During the 2005 season, Sims was the only member of the offensive line to play every snap from scrimmage through 16 league games. During the 2006 season, Sims moved inside to left guard. He was injured during his seventh game and sidelined for the rest of the season, thereby snapping a 67-game consecutive start streak. During the 2007 season, Sims competed with top draft pick Robert Gallery to regain his position as the starter at left tackle. He was also named a team captain during that season as the longest tenured starter on the team. On February 29, 2008, Sims was subsequently released by the Raiders to meet upcoming salary cap requirements.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Sims was signed by the San Francisco 49ers on June 23, 2008, primarily as a veteran back-up tackle. However, Sims has been called on to start at both left and right tackle positions, with eight starts at left tackle during the 2009 season, ably filling in for regular starter Joe Staley. Following the 2010 season, Sims was not re-signed by the 49ers.


Barry is an avid golfer who also enjoys hiking, cycling, and skiing. Sims lives with his wife Shae in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are very active in a variety of charitable activities, including Foster a Dream, which supports Northern California foster youth and Special Olympics of Northern California.


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-08-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mo Collins
Oakland Raiders Starting Left Tackle
Succeeded by
Matt Stinchcomb
Preceded by
Matt Stinchcomb
Oakland Raiders Starting Left Tackle
Succeeded by
Robert Gallery
Preceded by
Brad Badger
Oakland Raiders Starting Left Guard
Succeeded by
Robert Gallery
Preceded by
Robert Gallery
Oakland Raiders Starting Left Tackle
Succeeded by
Mario Henderson