Jim Price (linebacker)

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Jim Price
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Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born:(1940-09-17)September 17, 1940
Nettleton, Mississippi
Died:August 10, 2012(2012-08-10) (aged 71)
Leicester, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Ysleta (TX)
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1963  / Round: 3 / Pick: 34
AFL Draft: 1963  / Round: 6 / Pick: 43
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:20
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR

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.

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Early years

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 career

Dallas Cowboys

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 Jets

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 Broncos

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.

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References

  1. "Auburn Loses Center Price". Times Daily. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  2. "For the birds: Any way you slice it, a few Cowboys were real turkeys". Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on April 8, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  3. "Jets Receive McDaniel and 3 Other Players From Broncos in 9‐Man Deal". New York Times. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  4. "Denver Broncos 1964 Media Guide". Denver Broncos.