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Encyclopedia > Aundray Bruce
Aundray Bruce
Date of birth April 30, 1966 (1966-04-30) (age 41)
Place of birth Flag of United States Miami, Florida
Position(s) Linebacker
College Auburn
NFL Draft 1988 / Round 1/ Pick 1
Statistics
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1988–1991
1992–1998
Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders

Aundray Bruce (born on April 30, 1966) was an outside linebacker at Auburn University. is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Miami (disambiguation). ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, in the United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... // Round One Round Two Sel# Team Player Pos. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, in the United States. ...


Biography

Bruce was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn in 1988 as an education major. Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Montgomery Incorporated December 3, 1819 Mayor Bobby Bright Area    - City 404. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


College career

Bruce was named All-Southeastern Conference in 1986 and 1987, All-American 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. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The Florida Citrus Bowl (official name is Orlando-Orange County Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium) is a stadium in Orlando, Florida, USA, built for American football and currently seats over 65,000. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. With over 16,000 students, Georgia Tech is one of four public research universities in the University System of Georgia. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), commonly referred to as LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player. ...


Professional career

Bruce was drafted with the first overall pick in the 1988 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Although he was the first overall pick, Bruce started only 42 games in his 11 year career. Despite a stellar collegiate career at Auburn, Bruce is widely regarded as one of the biggest busts to be selected with the first overall choice. He did prove himself to be a valuable player however, playing 151 games over 11 seasons and posting 32 career sacks. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... A (sports) draft is the process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970...

Preceded by
Vinny Testaverde
1st Overall Pick in NFL Draft
1988
Succeeded by
Troy Aikman
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Atlanta Falcons first-round draft picks

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From the Editor's Desk (379 words)
Bruce holds the unenviable position as being one of the biggest draft flops of the modern era.
Prior to his NFL days, Bruce was a defensive phenomenon, playing on Pat Dye's defenses at Auburn.
Leaf and Bruce, not surprisingly, are rated as two of the biggest NFL draft busts of the modern era.
Aundray Bruce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (122 words)
Aundray Bruce (born on April 30, 1966) was an outside linebacker at Auburn University.
Bruce was named All-Southeastern Conference in 1986 and 1987, All-American in 1987, and Citrus Bowl MVP in 1987.
Bruce was drafted with the first overall pick in the 1988 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
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