Steven Sims Jr.
Career Honors: 2018: Preseason All-Big 12 Third Team (Athlon). 2017: Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches); Biletnikoff Award Watch List; Big 12 Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 30); Preseason Third Team All-Big 12 (Athlon); Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Watch List. 2016: Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches); Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring). 2015: Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.
2018 (Sr.): Nicholls: Started at wide receiver in the season-opener … Caught four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown …at Central Michigan: Started at wide receiver … Recorded four receptions for 30 yards … Rutgers: Credited with two receptions for 22 yards … at Baylor: Started at wide receiver … Caught three passes for 47 yards … Oklahoma State: Started at wide receiver … Caught 10 balls for 89 yards and one touchdown … at West Virginia: Started at wide receiver … Caught three passes for seven yards moving to third all-time in receiving yards (2,271) …at Texas Tech: Started at wide receiver … Caught two balls for 38 yards and a touchdown … TCU: Reeled in two balls for 27 yards …Iowa State: Caught seven balls for 71 yards … at Kansas State: Caught five balls for 113 yards and a touchdown in his final Sunflower Showdown … at Oklahoma: Reeled in six balls for 49 yards against the Sooners … Texas: Caught five balls for 13 yards in his last game as a Jayhawk.
2017 (Jr.): Played in all 12 games, starting eight at wide receiver … Led KU in both receptions (59) and receiving yards (839) … Ranked seventh in the Big 12 in receptions and 10th in receiving yards per game … Scored six receiving touchdowns … Averaged a career-best 14.2 yards per catch … Recorded a career-best 233-yard receiving performance on a career-high nine catches against K-State … His 233 receiving yards were the most for a Jayhawk since Dezmon Briscoe recorded 242 yards against Missouri in 2009 … His 233-yard game is the third-most in Kansas single-game history … Has one 200-yard game to his credit and seven 100-yard outings … Set a new career-long reception with a 77-yard catch and run against SEMO … Averaged 6.4 yards per return on 12 punt returns … Returned 14 kickoffs, averaging 25.7 yards per return …SEMO: Hauled in four catches for 142 yards and two scores … His first catch of the day went for a career-long 77-yard TD … Returned three punts for 24 yards, including a long of 16 yards … Recorded one kickoff return for 44 yards … Central Michigan: Battling an injury, played sparingly and did not record any statistics … Snapped a streak of 25-straight games with a reception … at Ohio: Caught six passes for 60 yards … Returned two kickoffs for 39 yards … West Virginia: Led the Kansas air attack with six receptions for 96 yards and a score … Hauled in a 64-yard reception … Averaged 15.0 yards per return on two kickoff returns … Texas Tech: Had his second 100-yard receiving game of the season with five catches for 102 yards … Turned in a game-long 41-yard reception … Recorded one rush for eight yards … at Iowa State: Had a season-high four punt returns … K-State: Exploded for a career-high 233 receiving yards on a personal-best nine receptions … Hauled in a 60-yard TD in the fourth quarter … His 233 receiving yards were the most for a Jayhawk since Dezmon Briscoe recorded 242 yards against Missouri in 2009 … His 233-yard game is the third-most in Kansas single-game history … Has one 200-yard game to his credit and seven 100-yard outings … Returned one punt for 13 yards … Named Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Sunflower Showdown … Baylor: Credited with one rush for 11 yards … Led all receivers with seven catches … Had 42 yards receiving … Set a new career high in kickoff returns (6), kickoff return yards (147) and longest kickoff return (47) … at Texas: Tied his career high with nine catches for 53 yards and one score … Averaged 26.5 yards per return on two kickoff returns … Oklahoma: Finished with two catches for 38 yards … at Oklahoma State: Posted a career-high-tying nine receptions for 69 yards and a TD … Set a new personal best with a 35-yard punt return.
2016 (So.): Played a pivotal role in all 12 games … Started 11 contests at wide receiver … Near the top of the Big 12 Conference in nearly every receiving category … Caught 72 passes for 859 yards … Grabbed seven touchdown receptions … Listed ninth on KU’s single-season receiving yardage list … Ranked fifth for receptions in a season … Eclipsed 100 yards receiving on four occasions … Caught more than five passes in nine games … Ranked fourth in the Big 12 with 6.0 receptions-per-game … Caught 61 passes for 606 yards and three touchdowns during Big 12 play … Totaled a career-high nine catches for 124 yards at West Virginia … Also notched 124 yards receiving against Rhode Island … Completed his lone pass attempt of the season for a 40-yard gain … Rhode Island: Turned in a career day to begin his sophomore season … Started at wide receiver and caught five passes for a career-best 124 yards and two touchdowns, highlighted by a 71-yard catch-and-run where he outran two converging defenders in the Rams’ secondary … Totaled the most receiving yards (124) by a Jayhawk since 2014 … Ohio: Brought in two touchdown receptions on four receptions for 114 yards against the Bobcats … After two games was leading the country and Big 12 Conference with four touchdown receptions … Was ranked second in the conference and 13th in the country with 119.0 receiving yards-per-game … at Memphis: Caught two passes for 15 yards … at Texas Tech: Hauled in a team-best six passes for 59 yards and a score … TCU: Eclipsed 100 yards for the third time in 2016 with a nine-catch, 101-yard performance against the Horned Frogs … at Baylor: Grabbed two passes for 40 yards … Oklahoma State: Tallied a game-best nine passes for 90 yards against the Cowboys … at Oklahoma: Snared a team-high five passes for a gain of 35 yards … at West Virginia: Turned in his fourth game of the season with more than 100 receiving yards after a nine-catch, 124-yard, one-touchdown performance against the Mountaineers … Also completed the first pass of his career for a gain of 40 yards … Iowa State: Turned in his fourth game of the season with nine receptions, which totaled 37 yards and his seventh touchdown of the year … Texas: Tallied a team-high-tying seven receptions and gained 79 yards in the victory over the Longhorns … Also took an end around to the right corner of the end zone on a two-point conversion to pull KU within three points in the fourth quarter … at K-State: Grabbed a team-high-tying five passes for a net of 41 yards against the Wildcats.
2015 (Fr.): Played in 11 games, starting six contests … Caught a team second-best 30 passes for 349 yards and two scores … Caught at least one pass in every game he played … Totaled a career-best six receptions at TCU … Scored touchdowns against Baylor and Oklahoma State … Caught two passes for a career-high 58 yards against K-State … South Dakota State: Made his collegiate debut with a start at wide receiver, posting three catches for 15 yards … Memphis: Hauled in three catches for 27 yards and returned two kickoffs for 38 yards … at Rutgers: Caught two passes for 12 yards … at Iowa State: Snagged two passes, one a personal-long 38 yards, for a career-best total of 44 receiving yards … Baylor: Caught his first-career touchdown on a 36-yard pass … Texas Tech: Grabbed a career-best five passes for 37 yards … at Oklahoma State: Converted his only reception of 33 yards into a touchdown … Oklahoma: Made four catches for 30 yards … at TCU: Snagged a team and season-high six passes for 55 yards, while logging a then-career-long gain of 40 yards … West Virginia: Grabbed one pass for two yards … K-State: Totaled two receptions for a then-career-best 58 yards … Snagged a then-career-long gain of 53 yards against the Wildcats.
High School: Earned a three-star rating by ESPN and a two-star ranking from Rivals and 247Sports.com … Made 26 catches for 427 yards and five touchdowns in 2012 … Caught 47 passes for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013 … Completed his senior season at Travis HS with 64 receptions for 923 yards and 14 scores while also rushing 28 times for 214 yards, adding five touchdowns … Earned first-team all-district honors his senior season … Named a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Year … Played for head coach Randy Cunningham at THS … Chose Kansas over offers from McNeese State, Southeastern Louisiana and Stephen F. Austin.
Personal: Son of Nytasha and Steven Sims Sr. … Has an older sister, Siera … Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.