Aundray Bruce

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Aundray Bruce
No. 83, 93, 99, 56
Position: Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1966-04-30) April 30, 1966 (age 51)
Montgomery, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Montgomery (AL) Carver
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 32
Interceptions: 4
Fumble Recoveries: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Aundray Bruce (born April 30, 1966) is a former American football player. He played outside linebacker and tight end as a pro. As a college football player he played defensive end at Auburn University before playing for the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Bruce was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He attended George Washington Carver High School in Montgomery.

College career[edit]

Bruce was named All-Southeastern Conference in 1986 and 1987, All-America in 1987, and Citrus Bowl MVP in 1987. He first garnered national attention in a nationally televised game in 1987 against Georgia Tech by intercepting three passes and returning one for a touchdown and making 10 unassisted tackles. Entering the NFL Draft, he was saddled with expectations of becoming the next Lawrence Taylor, though once drafted was described as "unquestionably the least heralded No. 1 draft choice this decade."[1] He graduated from Auburn in 1988 as an education major.

Professional career[edit]

Bruce was drafted with the first overall pick in the 1988 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.[2] Although he was the first overall pick, Bruce started only 42 games in his 11-year career. Bruce enjoyed his most prominent role on the Falcons 1991 playoff team when he saw spot duty on offense as a tight end as well as defense. He signed with the Los Angeles Raiders as a free agent in 1992 and finished his career with the organization. Bruce played in 151 games over his 11-season career, posting 32 sacks and 4 interceptions. While Bruce concluded his career with a 7-season tenure in Oakland, he is typically regarded as a draft bust.[3]

Interception Stats Defense Stats
Year Team Games INTs Yards TD FF FR Yards TD Sacks Tackles
1988 Atlanta Falcons 16 2 10 0 2 1 0 0 6.0 70
1989 Atlanta Falcons 16 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6.0 66
1990 Atlanta Falcons 16 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4.0 40
1991 Atlanta Falcons 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 L.A. Raiders 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 23
1993 L.A. Raiders 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 11
1994 L.A. Raiders 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
1995 Oakland Raiders 14 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.5 25
1996 Oakland Raiders 16 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.0 17
1997 Oakland Raiders 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 8
1998 Oakland Raiders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 151 4 11 1 9 3 3 0 32.0 264

Aundray Bruce at Pro-Football-Reference.com

Coaching career[edit]

Bruce is currently a defensive line coach for the Faulkner University Eagles in Montgomery, Alabama.

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