Sunnyside's Fred Sims in 1980. Tucson Citizen file photo

Tucson Citizen file photo

For pure talent, it’s difficult to imagine anyone more explosive than Sims who broke the city record with 1,428 yards in 1979 and was the first Tucsonan to go past 2,000 yards in a year, 2010, in 1980. He grew up in Delaware and Texas before his family transferred to Tucson after living at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.