BC Lions (CFL), Baltimore Stallions (CFL), Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, St. Louis Rams,Patriots
BiographyO. J. Brigance (born September 29, 1969 in Houston, Texas) was a championship football player in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League.
Brigance played his college football at Rice University. He began his pro career in the CFL, with the B.C. Lions in 1991. He played 3 years and 54 games with the Lions, his best season being 1993 when he recorded 20 sacks and was an all star. He played his next two seasons with the Baltimore Stallions, where he was an all star in 1995, recording 7 sacks, and helping win the Grey Cup championship.
The NFL called in 1996, and Brigance began a seven year career. He played 4 seasons and 60 games with the Miami Dolphins, joining the Baltimore Ravens in 2000. He played 16 games for the Ravens, winning a Super Bowl ring. He played 2001 and 2002 with the St. Louis Rams (21 games) and finished with one game with the New England Patriots in 2002. Through out his NFL career he was, mostly, a special teams player.
He is one of the few players who has won both a CFL and NFL championship. And he is the only one to accomplish this feat in the same city, Baltimore (Stallions and Ravens).
In Miami, Brigance was involved in a number of different community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Daily Food Bank. Brigance was honored with the NFLPA's Unsung Hero award in 1999.
He is now involved with player development for the Baltimore Ravens.
Brigance has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis a motor neurone disease that is usually eventually fatal.