Vince Albritton

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Vince Albritton
No. 36
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-07-23) July 23, 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Oakland (CA) McClymonds
College: Washington
Undrafted: 1984
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 86
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Vince Denader Albritton (born July 23, 1962) is a former American football safety who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football for the University of Washington.

Early years[edit]

Albritton attended McClymonds High School before moving on to the University of Washington. He played in the same defensive backfield with future NFL players Vince Newsome and Ray Horton. He became a starter at strong safety until his senior season.

Professional career[edit]

Albritton was selected in the sixteenth round of the 1984 USFL Collegiate Draft by the Philadelphia Stars. Although he wasn't selected in the 1984 NFL Draft, he opted to sign as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. As a rookie, he was first tried at linebacker before being moved back to safety.

On August 20, 1985, he was placed on the injured reserve list, returning later in the season.[1] In 1988, a bruised thigh limited him to only six games.[2]

He was mainly used as a special teams player until 1989, when he earned the starting strong safety job over Bill Bates and finished with 74 tackles, 35 assists, 7 passes defensed, one interception and one forced fumble. The next year after starting 8 games, he was placed on the disabled list.[3]

He was waived on August 26, 1991,[4] only to be re-signed one day later.[5] After suffering a broken left forearm, he was placed on the injured reserve list on October 11.[6] He was released on July 8, 1992.[7]

Injuries affected his career, after being able to play in only 3 full seasons.