Alundis Brice

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Alundis Brice
No. 21, 23, 29
Cornerback / Free Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-05-01) May 1, 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth: Brookhaven, Mississippi
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school: Brookhaven (MA)
College: University of Mississippi
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129
Debuted in 1995 for the Dallas Cowboys
Last played in 1996 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started 25 - 2
Tackles 18
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Alundis Marcell Brice (born May 1, 1971) is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played for the Dallas Cowboys, Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Early years[edit]

The University of Mississippi recruited him as a wide receiver, but after he didn't record a single reception as a sophomore, he was converted to cornerback.

From his left cornerback position he became a dominant player, receiving All-SEC honors two years in a row (1993,1994). He was only the third player in school history to record at least 7 interceptions in a season, which he did both as a junior and as a senior.

At the end of his senior season, he was shot in the chest while breaking up an on-campus altercation, with the bullet nearly hitting his heart. After an 11 day stay in the hospital, he resumed his preparation for the 1995 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Brice was selected in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft, after he dropped because of health concerns. When Dallas acquired Deion Sanders Brice was given a BMW to switch jersey numbers so that Sanders could wear his #21. Even though Brice had already stated he had no attachment to the number.[2]

As a rookie he played on the special teams and nickel defense. He started against the Oakland Raiders in place of Larry Brown, who had missed the week because of a family tragedy. In 1996, he was starting in place of Sanders against the Arizona Cardinals, when he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and was placed on the injured reserve list.[3]

During his rehab treatment he suffered a ruptured kneecap (snapping into two pieces) and was eventually lost for the 1997 season.[4]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On April 24, 1998, he signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was released on August 25, before the start of the season.[5]

Toronto Argonauts (CFL)[edit]

In 1999 and 2000 he played for the Toronto Argonauts.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL)[edit]

In 2001 he played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Personal life[edit]

Brice has been an assistant football coach for the University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Mississippi, University of Idaho and Portland State University. He now works at the Meyer Boys & Girls Club in Portland Oregon.

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