There’s no doubt that Steven Sims Jr. is one of Kansas’ best wide receivers to ever to play at the University. As it sits he currently has 161 career receptions, 2,047 career reception yards, and 15 career reception touchdowns.
These are great stats but I don’t think they do his abilities justice. He’s insanely fast, can stop on a dime, has excellent route running, doesn’t drop many passes and can make tacklers look like their playing on roller skates. Could you imagine if he played with Todd Reesing? Not to take away from two of my favorite Kansas football players, Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe, but Sims has been doing what he’s done with the worst QB’s in the Big 12 and arguably the league. Give him a QB like Reesing and I can almost guarantee you he’d end the year leading in just about every stat category.
While we’re on that subject, what are the leading stats and who are the leaders?
Leader – Kerry Meier | Receptions – 226
Steven Sims Jr. | Receptions – 161
Career Reception Yards
Leader – Dezmon Briscoe | Reception Yards – 3,240
Steven Sims Jr. | Reception Yards – 2,047
Leader – Dezmon Briscoe | TD’s – 31
Steven Sims Jr. | TD’s – 15
Single Season Receptions
Leader – Kerry Meier | Receptions – 102
Steven Sims Jr. | Receptions – 72 (2016)
Single Season Reception Yards
Leader – Dezmon Briscoe | Reception Yards – 1,407
Steven Sims Jr. | Reception Yards – 859 (2016)
Single Season Touchdowns
Leader – Dezmon Briscoe | TD’s – 15
Steven Sims Jr. | TD’s – 7 (2016)
Single Game Receptions
Leader – Kerry Meier | Receptions – 16
Steven Sims Jr. | Receptions – 9 (multiple times)
Single Game Reception Yards
Leader – Dezmon Briscoe | Reception Yards – 269
Steven Sims Jr. | Reception Yards – 233 (2017 vs. KSU)
Single Game Touchdowns
Leader – Quintin Smith | TD’s – 4
Steven Sims Jr. | TD’s – 2 (multiple times)
What will Sims stats need to be in 2018 to hold ALL receiving records at Kansas?
Receptions – 66 | Reception Yards – 1,194 | Touchdowns – 16
Receptions – 17 | Reception Yards – 270 | Touchdowns – 5
What is the record he’s most likely to break?
Obviously Sims would need a massive year to hold all the receiving records but with a guy as talented as he is you can’t quite count him out. I think Sims will definitely break the career receptions record as long as he stays healthy.
I think there’s even potential for him to break a few more even though the odds aren’t necessarily in his favor with how poor KU’s QB play has been. But lets be honest, have the odds ever been in his favor since he’s been at Kansas? And as they say, “never say never.”