Colts Defensive Back Nelson Munsey Dies

The Colts CornerContributor IJuly 18, 2009

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 03:  Wide receiver Marvin Harrison #88 of the Indianapolis Colts warms up with quaterback Peyton Manning #18 prior to the AFC Wild Card Game against the San Diego Chargers on January 3, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Nelson Munsey died of a heart disease, the Associated Press is reporting. Munsey spent six seasons with the Baltimore Colts from 1972 to 1977. Munsey's brother, who spelled his last name Muncie, was a Heisman trophy candidate.

Munsey recorded three interceptions in 1977 and returned them for a total of 25 yards. In 1976, Munsey recorded one interception for 10 yards. In 1975, he recorded three interceptions for 36 yards and one touchdown.

His interception return in 1975 for a touchdown helped the Colts defeat the Patriots in the AFC East championship. Munsey was not drafted by the Colts, but he signed as an undrafted free agent in 1972.

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