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Jim Price
No. 67, 56     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1940-09-17)September 17, 1940
Place of birth: Nettleton, Mississippi
Date of death: August 10, 2012(2012-08-10) (aged 71)
Place of death: Leicester, North Carolina
Career information
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 3 / Pick: 34
AFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 6 / Pick: 43
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 1963)*
Career highlights and awards
* Third-team All-SEC (1962)
Games played     20
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

James Bluford Price (September 17, 1940 – August 10, 2012) was a professional American football linebacker in the American Football League for the New York Jets and Denver Broncos. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 3rd round (34th overall) of the 1963 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Auburn.

Early yearsEdit

Price attended Ysleta High School, where he was a two-way player. He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Auburn, where he was a three-year starter at center and linebacker.

As a sophomore, he was named the starter replacing graduated All-American Jackie Burkett, but suffered a dislocated right shoulder and missed 3 games, until returning to play against Georgia Tech.[1] In 1962, he was named third-team All-SEC as a center.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Price was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (34th overall) of the 1963 NFL Draft and by the New York Jets in the sixth round (43rd overall) of the 1963 AFL Draft.

He signed with the Cowboys, but his play during training camp was disappointing and was released before the season started in September.[2]

New York JetsEdit

On September 5, 1963, he signed as a free agent with the New York Jets (at the time the New York Titans) and became a starter. On January 1, 1964, he was part of the largest trade ever made in the American Football League, when he was sent along with Dick Guesman, Ed Cooke, Charlie Janerette and Sid Fournet, to the Denver Broncos, in exchange for Gene Prebola, Wahoo McDaniel, Gordy Holz and Bob Zeman.[3]

Denver BroncosEdit

In 1964, the Denver Broncos played him as a linebacker and offensive lineman.[4] He suffered a knee injury in the fourth game against the Boston Patriots and was lost for the year.

ReferencesEdit

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