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Aundray Bruce
Position(s)
Linebacker
Defensive end
Tight end
Jersey #(s)
93,99
Born April 30, 1966 (1966-04-30) (age 43)
Montgomery, Alabama
Career information
Year(s) 19881998
NFL Draft 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
College Auburn
Professional teams
Career stats
Sacks 32
Interceptions 4
Fumble Recoveries 3
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
Career highlights and awards

Aundray Bruce (born on April 30, 1966 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Auburn University and professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders of the NFL.

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College career

Bruce was named All-Southeastern Conference in 1986 and 1987, All-America in 1987, and Citrus Bowl MVP in 1987. He first garnered national attention in a nationally-televised game in 1987 against Georgia Tech by intercepting three passes and returning one for a touchdown and making 10 unassisted tackles. Entering the NFL Draft, he was widely hyped as the next Lawrence Taylor.[1] He graduated from Auburn in 1988 as an education major.

Professional career

Bruce was drafted with the first overall pick in the 1988 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.[2] Although he was the first overall pick, Bruce started only 42 games in his 11-year career. Bruce enjoyed his most prominent role on the Falcons 1991 playoff team when he saw spot duty on offense as a tight end as well as defense. He signed with the Los Angeles Raiders as a free agent in 1992 and finished his career with the organization. Bruce played in 151 games over his 11-season career, posting 32 sacks and 4 interceptions. He was quite serviceable in Oakland but never lived up to the high expectations.

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Preceded by
Vinny Testaverde
1st Overall Pick in NFL Draft
1988
Succeeded by
Troy Aikman
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