Wali Lundy

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Wali Lundy
Date of birth: (1983-09-08) September 8, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Running back
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 6 / Pick 170
Organizations
As player:
2006 Houston Texans
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Wali Sultan Lundy (born September 8, 1983 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) is a rapper and former American football running back who played for the National Football League. He is currently a free agent. Lundy was drafted in round six, pick 1 of the 2006 NFL Draft after playing college football at the University of Virginia. He is a founding member of Fresh Fuzion.

Early years[edit]

Wali started his career at Holy Cross High School in Delran Township, New Jersey, where he broke the records for rushing and most touchdowns. He had previously attended Florence Township Memorial High School in Florence Township, New Jersey, where he played for the Flashes.

College career[edit]

He holds many Virginia Cavaliers records and Atlantic Coast Conference records, including being the all-time touchdown leader in ACC history with 52 touchdowns. He played in 49 games at Virginia, where he rushed for 3,193 yards, the fifth-highest total ever in school history, and 4,497 all-purpose yards.

NFL career[edit]

It was announced on August 29, 2006, that Texans running back Domanick Davis would be unable to start the team's first regular season game due to a lingering knee injury. Houston Head Coach Gary Kubiak stated that Lundy would start the first game of his rookie campaign in Davis' place. Lundy stepped up for 476 yards and 4 touchdowns in his rookie season. On August 31, 2007 the Texans released him.

Music career[edit]

In a 2004 interview with Sports Illustrated, Lundy suggested he would aspire to be a rap artist if football didn't work out.[1] In 2010 he partnered with producer Jay Criss and established a music group called The Fresh Fuzion Collective.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duerson, Adam. "Wali Lundy pimps your iPod". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2011-10-21. "An aspiring rapper "if football doesn't work out," Lundy keeps two rhyme books filled with lyrics and can spit out songs from Def Leppard through Jay-Z." 
  2. ^ "About The Fresh Fuzion Collective". Fresh Fuzion Media Network. Retrieved 2011-10-21. "The Fresh Fuzion Collective is a tight-knit avant-garde group established in 2010 by current members, Jay Criss and former NFL running-back Wali Lundy, as an expression of the Fresh Fuzion movement."