Lundy in 2006.
September 8, 1983 |
New Brunswick, New Jersey
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||Delran (NJ) Holy Cross|
|NFL Draft:||2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 170|
Wali Sultan Lundy (born September 8, 1983) is a rapper and former American football running back who played for the National Football League. 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.
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.
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.
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's place. Lundy stepped up for 476 yards and 4 touchdowns in his rookie season. On August 31, 2007 the Texans released him.
In a 2004 interview with Sports Illustrated, Lundy suggested he would aspire to be a rap artist if football didn't work out. In 2010, he partnered with producer Jase Harley and established a collective called Fresh Fuzion.
- "Wali Lundy". Houston Texans. Archived from the original on March 22, 2007.
- Duerson, Adam. "Wali Lundy pimps your iPod". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 2012-06-03. 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.
- Goldstein, Matt (May 21, 2012). "Wali Lundy, Former Houston Texan, Explores Life Outside of the NFL". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
Lundy helped co-found the social and artistic movement called Fresh Fuzion, which is dedicated to be a platform for all types of innovative art, including paintings, poems, music, fashion and film.
- "About The Fresh Fuzion Collective". Fresh Fuzion Media Network. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. 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.