Alundis Brice

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Alundis Brice
No. 21, 23, 29
Position: Cornerback / Free Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-05-01) May 1, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth: Brookhaven, Mississippi
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school: Brookhaven (MS)
College: Mississippi
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started: 25 - 2
Tackles: 18
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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. Brice won Super Bowl XXX with Dallas over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football for the University of Mississippi.

Early years[edit]

Brice attended Brookhaven High School. The University of Mississippi originally recruited him as a wide receiver, but after he didn't record a single reception as a sophomore, he was converted into a defensive back.

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 (129th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, after he dropped because of health concerns. When the team 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 special teams and the 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 career threatening injury, when his kneecap ruptured (snapping into two pieces) and was lost for the 1997 season.[4] He wasn't re-signed by the Cowboys after the season.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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

Milwaukee Mustangs (AFL)[edit]

On March 19, 1998, he was signed by the Milwaukee Mustangs of the Arena Football League. He was activated on October 15.

Tampa Bay Storm (AFL)[edit]

On November 10, 1998, the Tampa Bay Storm selected Brice in the third round of the expansion draft, using a pick they obtained in a trade with the Buffalo Destroyers. He was waived on April 18, 1999.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL)[edit]

In 1999 and 2000, he played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL)[edit]

In 2001, he played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.

Personal life[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Mississippi defensive back Alundis Brice was released". Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ ""Neon Deion" helped, and hindered, the 'Boys". Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hobbled Dallas Still Manages To Hold On". Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cornerback Problems". Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved January 3, 2016. 

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