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Keith Price

Keith Price
No. 11     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date of birth: (1991-06-28) June 28, 1991
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: International
Position(s): QB
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
College: Washington
High school: Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco
Hand: Right
Organizations
As player:
2014
2014-present

Seattle Seahawks*
Saskatchewan Roughriders

*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career stats
Playing stats at

Keith Price (born June 28, 1991) is an American and Canadian football quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Washington, where he was the starting quarterback from 2011 to 2013.

Early years

Price grew up in Compton, California, and attended St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California.[1] As a senior at St. John Bosco, he completed 143 of 200 passes for 2,260 yards and 24 touchdowns, while also rushing for 579 yards and 10 touchdowns.[2] Price's performance in high school was overshadowed by Matt Barkley who became the Gatorade National Football Player of the Year while playing for Bosco rival Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California.[3] Price was co-MVP of the Trinity League.

College career

In July 2008, Price announced that he had accepted a football scholarship to attend the University of Washington.[4]

2010 season

After serving on the scout team while redshirting in 2009, Price became the Huskies' backup quarterback in 2010. He appeared in eight games and was the starting quarterback against the No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks. He completed 14 of 28 passes against Oregon for 127 yards, no interceptions, and a touchdown.[5] He also replaced Jake Locker against USC, and threw a touchdown pass on his first play in the game.[2]

2011 season

Price became Washington's starting quarterback as a redshirt sophomore in 2011.[6] In the second game of the season, he completed 18 of 25 passes for 315 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-32 victory over Hawaii. The following week, he threw for 271 yards and four touchdowns, while taking a hard hit on a sack from defensive lineman Jared Crick in the second quarter, in a 38-51 blowout loss against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.[7]

During the 2011 regular season, Price completed 219 of 325 passes for 2,625 yards and a school record 29 touchdowns.[7] His 161.9 quarterback rating ranked 13th among all NCAA Division I FBS players, and his 29 touchdown passes ranked seventh.[8][9] Despite posting impressive statistics, Price had not garnered the nationwide media attention received by other leading quarterbacks.[10][11][12] Price acknowledged feeling ignored but added, "I kind of like flying under the radar."[3] In the Alamo Bowl that season against the Baylor Bears, Price threw for over 400 yards, four touchdown passes and three touchdown runs. Due to a poor defense, Washington lost 67-56. Price then began receiving a lot more attention as possibly a future Heisman trophy candidate. In 2011 as more attention grew for potential future Heisman candidacy, he was given the nickname "Teeth" Price for his award winning smile in all his interviews.

2012 season

During the 2012 season Price completed 263 of 432 passes for 2,728 yards with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

2013 season

During the 2013 season Price completed 233 of 352 passes for 2,966 yards with 21 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. His final collegiate game came in the teams 31-16 victory in the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl.[13] He finished his career with 8,921 passing yards and 75 touchdowns.

Professional career

Following the draft, Price signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks. On June 16, 2014, the Seattle Seahawks released Price. [14] On September 9, 2014, Price was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.[15]

References

  1. ^ "17 Keith Price". CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Keith Price Bio". University of Washington. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Brian T. Smith (September 28, 2011). "After being ignored, Washington QB Keith Price makes a name for himself". The Salt Lake Tribune. 
  4. ^ "California QB Keith Price pledges to Huskies for 2009". The Seattle Times. July 24, 2008. 
  5. ^ "After scoreless first quarter, Oregon wipes away Washington". ESPN.com. 
  6. ^ "Keith Price takes over as Washington quarterback — with a smile on his face". The Seattle Times. August 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Keith Price statistics". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 
  8. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Passing Statistics - 2011 (Passing Touchdowns Leaders - All Players)". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Quarterback Rating Leaders - Qualified". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Washington QB Price quietly builds great season". The Sporting News. October 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ "UW QB Keith Price can't dodge spotlight". The Seattle Times. October 13, 2011. 
  12. ^ Ted Miller (September 29, 2011). "Price steps from the shadows to the spotlight". ESPN.com. 
  13. ^ Keith Price on UW’s Fight Hunger Bowl victory: ‘We made history’
  14. ^ Condotta, Bob (June 16, 2014). "Seahawks sign Kevin Williams and RB Demitrius Bronson, release QB Keith Price and DE Kenneth Boatright". seattletimes.com. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Roughriders sign quarterback Keith Price". CTV News. September 10, 2014. 

External links

  • Washington Huskies bio
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders bio Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
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