Hall of Fame Member Profile
Jim (affectionately known as “Bambi” to his friends) began his athletic career as a dominating pitcher in Montville’s Little League program. In high school, this 6’5” multi-talented athlete was a star in three sports: football, basketball, and baseball.
As a sure-handed tight end football, a high scoring power forward in basketball and a dominating pitcher in baseball, Jim garnered multiple awards including:
Football: All Conference and Captain Basketball: All Conference / All County / MVP Baseball: All Conference / All County / All State / MVP
In his senior year, Jim was selected as the “Outstanding Male Athlete” at MTHS.
Jim attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California where he played both baseball and football. At Stanford, Jim achieved stardom on the gridiron as a tight end where he was All PAC 10 and Second Team All American in his senior year. He was a starting pitcher for two years and was a member of Stanford’s 1987 National Championship Team.
Upon graduation in 1989, Jim signed a professional football contract with the Los Angeles Rams. He earned starting status in 1991 and 1992 caught 70 passes with 4 touchdowns. In 1993, Jim played for the Dallas Cowboys team that went on to win the Super Bowl.
Currently, an agent in Los Angeles representing actors, writers, and directors, Jim also has become involved in the producing side of television and movie features.
The rice family beginning with Jim’s parents, Maryellen and Gene, along with Jim’s brother, Michael, sisters Kathy, Liz, and Tracy, all contributed to Montville’s rich athletic history. It is only fitting that a member of the Price family be included in the first group of Hall of Fame inductees.