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Alundis Brice
No. 21, 23, 29     
Cornerback / Free Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-05-01) May 1, 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth: Brookhaven, Mississippi
Career information
College: Mississippi
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 1995 1997)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× All-SEC (1993,1994)
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 for the Dallas Cowboys. He also was a member of the Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played college football at the University of Mississippi.

Early yearsEdit

Brice attended Brookhaven High School, where he played as a wide receiver and cornerback, receiving Class 5A All-State honors as a senior. He was a three-year letterman in track, winning the state title in the 200 metres.

The University of Mississippi originally recruited him as a wide receiver, but after he didn't record a single reception as a sophomore even though he played in every game, he was converted into a cornerback.

Brice was named the starter at left cornerback as a junior, developing as a dominant player and a key part in the team leading all NCAA Division I schools in fewest total yards allowed per game (234.5). He had 7 interceptions, while returning 2 for touchdowns, becoming just the third and second player respectively in school history to accomplish each feat in a single-season.

As a senior, he registered 50 tackles (42 solo), 7 interceptions and 9 passes defensed. At the end of the year 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]

In track, he posted personal best times of 10.75 seconds (100 metres), 21.62 seconds (200 metres) and 6.22 seconds (55 metres).

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Brice was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft, after he dropped because of health concerns. When the team acquired Deion Sanders, Brice was given a BMW car 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 (4 tackles) 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 in the fourteenth game 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 EaglesEdit

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 lifeEdit

Brice was an assistant football coach for the University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Mississippi, University of Idaho and Portland State University. He is an Employment Area Director with SL Start (now called Compass Career Soultions) in Vancouver WA and Portland OR.[6]

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