Welcome to Season 2
Oct. 17, 2021

20. THIS IS Billy Sims & Jeff Jackson of Billy Sims BBQ & Burgers

20. THIS IS Billy Sims & Jeff Jackson of Billy Sims BBQ & Burgers

 BILLY SIMS BURGER

  • My guests today are Billy Sims and Jeff Jackson of Billy Sims BBQ and Billy Sims Burger. Billy Sims is known for his many football awards earned while playing running back in college and professional football. He won the coveted Heisman Trophy in 1978 while at the University of Oklahoma. Jeff Jackson lives in Tulsa and is a serial entrepreneur who started Sports Fanatics in the 90s. Jeff and Billy came together in the 2000s to start Billy Sims BBQ. They recently started Billy Sims Burger in 2020. 

WHAT WE DISCUSS

  • Billy and I discuss his early life being raised by his grandparents in Texas. He shares that his true love was actually baseball and not football. He recalls the story of being recruited by coach Barry Switzer to play football for OU in Norman. He talks about having the ambition to be an auto mechanic. He shares about meeting Jeff and the story of their partnership. Jeff talks about his business-minded ambitions that started in 2nd grade. He tells how he sold sweatshirts in college to make some extra money. You'll hear about the early days of Billy Sims BBQ and about some lessons that they learned along the way. 


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Billy Sims

Billy Ray Sims (born September 18, 1955) is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons during the 1980s. Sims played college football for the University of Oklahoma, where he was a two-time consensus All-American, and won the Heisman Trophy in 1978. He was the first overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the NFL's Detroit Lions. Sims was the last Oklahoma player taken Number 1 overall in the NFL Draft until quarterback Sam Bradford was taken first in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was given the nickname "Kung Fu Billy Sims" by ESPN's Chris Berman, after a game where the Detroit Lions played the Houston Oilers. In the NFL Films highlight, rather than be tackled during a rushing attempt, Sims ran at, jumped, and, while fully airborne, kicked Oilers Cornerback Steve Brown in the head.