Jim Price (tight end)

Jim Price
No. 87, 89
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-10-02) October 2, 1966
Place of birth: Englewood, NJ
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Montville (NJ))
College: Stanford
Undrafted: 1990
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 43
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

James Price (born October 2, 1966 in Englewood, New Jersey) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Rams. He played college football at Stanford University.

Early years

Price grew up in Montville, New Jersey and played high school football at Montville Township High School, where he was a teammate of future NFL defensive end Lester Archambeau.[1] He also practiced baseball and basketball.

He accepted a scholarship to play football at Stanford University. As a sophomore he had 4 receiving touchdowns (tied for 8th in the PAC-10). His beast year came as a senior, recording 45 receptions (tied for 8th in the PAC-10) for 391 yards. He finished his college career with 79 receptions for 802 yards and 8 touchdowns.

He also practiced baseball, where he was a starting pitcher for two seasons, which included the 1987 National Championship Team.

Professional career

Los Angeles Rams

Price was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams after the 1990 NFL Draft.[2] On October 3, he was signed to the practice squad.[3] The next year he started 6 games, while posting 34 receptions (third on the team) for 410 yards and 2 touchdowns. In 1992, he tallied 35 receptions (fourth on the team) for 324 yards and 2 touchdowns

In 1993, he had a contract holdout for 51 days,[4][5] and although he was signed on September 6, he didn't play that year for the Rams, sitting out 3 games and being declared inactive for one contest. On October 5, he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a sixth-round draft choice (#189-Ronald Edwards).[6]

Dallas Cowboys

In 1993, the Dallas Cowboys acquired Price after losing three backup tight ends to season-ending injuries, reuniting him with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who was the Rams' wide receivers and tight ends coach in 1990. He was used mostly as a blocking tight end and appeared in 3 games, registering one reception for four yards. He was a part of the Super Bowl XXVIII winning team.

St. Louis Rams

On June 2, 1995, he was signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Rams. He appeared in 13 games, making 6 receptions for 4 yards.

Personal life

Price became a talent agent in Los Angeles, representing actors, directors and writers. His brother Bob Price played tight end in the Canadian Football League.


  1. Fox, Ron. "MONTVILLE PRODUCED SUPER DUO", The Record (Bergen County), January 19, 1999. Accessed February 23, 2011. "Atlanta Falcons defensive end Lester Archambeau of Montville is headed for the Super Bowl. His high school teammate, Jim Price, already has a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Dallas Cowboys' 1993 championship team."
  2. "Lucky Whitehead hopes No. 13 is lucky". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. "Transactions". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  4. "Ram Tight End Ends Holdout". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  5. "Ram Says Price Isn't Right Yet". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  6. "Price Sent to Cowboys for Draft Pick". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
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