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Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL star opens barbecue restaurant in Overland Park

Heisman Trophy winner opens BBQ joint in OP
Heisman Trophy winner opens BBQ joint in OP
Posted at 8:39 AM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 09:39:25-04

It takes grit, determination, hard work, and talent to make it on the football field. It takes those same qualities to make it in the BBQ wars of Kansas City.

Well, if you are a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL star, you are certainly up for the challenge.

Billy Sims, former University of Oklahoma and Detroit Lions running back, is ready to make your next barbecue experience a touchdown.

Billy Sims BBQ is open at 92nd and Metcalf, and the smoker is doing its thing.

BBQ is not new to Sims. From his own backyard, since 2004, he has grown the franchise to 61 stores around the country.

Of course, coming to the BBQ Capital of the World is raising the ante.

Sims believes they will find their niche thanks to great food and excellent customer service.

He brings the disciplines learned on the grid-iron to the BBQ pit with a great team behind him.

And, what other BBQ joint has a replica of the Heisman at the front of the store plus an owner who can, legitimately, do the pose!