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 45)
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: Mississippi
NFL draft: 1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129
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

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 (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]

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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