Brian Price (American football, born 1989)

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Brian Price
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-10) April 10, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Los Angeles (CA) Crenshaw
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 27
Sacks: 3.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Brian Larisso Price (born April 10, 1989) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. After playing college football at the University of California, Los Angeles, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played for the Buccaneers for two seasons. He was signed in the 2013 offseason by the Dallas Cowboys but then subsequently waived due to injury.

High school career[edit]

Price attended Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California where he had 85 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, four forced fumbles, and two recovered fumbles while battling double and triple teams in 2006. As a junior, made 111 tackles, including 22 sacks. Price was named "Coliseum League Defensive MVP" consecutive times in 2005 and 2006. He was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Considered a four-star recruit by, Price was ranked fifth among defensive tackle prospects in the nation.[1] He picked UCLA over USC on March 11, 2006.

College career[edit]

As a true freshman in 2007, Price recorded 14 tackles (7.0 for losses) and one sack.

As a sophomore in 2008, Price led the Bruins with 14 tackles for loss. He was also second on the team with 4.5 quarterback sacks. He earned a First-team All-Pac-10 selection by the league's coaches, and a First-team Sophomore All-American selection by College Football News.[2]

As a junior in 2009, Price started 13 games and made 48 tackles (23.5 for losses) and seven sacks. He also forced two fumbles and recovered one and deflected a pass. He was a First-team All-American by the AFCA and a consensus All-Pac 10 selection.

Awards and honors[edit]

Professional career[edit]

After UCLA's win in the 2009 EagleBank Bowl, Price announced his decision to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2010 NFL Draft.[3] He was taken by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 3rd (35th overall) pick in the 2nd round.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Price was placed on injured reserve with a pelvic injury on November 2, 2010. Price recorded his first sack on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during week 3 of the 2011 season.

During Week 13 of the 2011 NFL season, against the Carolina Panthers, Price shoved Panthers guard Mackenzy Bernadeau well after the end of a third-quarter play in which Cam Newton was sacked for a four-yard loss. Price was penalized for unnecessary roughness. The sack would have forced the Panthers into a 3rd-and-14 situation. However, the resulting 15-yard penalty gave the Panthers a first down, allowing them to complete a touchdown drive that put the game out of reach (the Panthers won 38-19). Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris was so incensed that he banished Price from the sideline for the rest of the game.[4] The move drew comparisons to then San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary banishing Vernon Davis from the sideline after a personal foul in 2008.[5] Price was also reported to have had an altercation with teammate Mark Barron during a team meeting in 2012.[6]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On July 26, 2012, Price was traded to the Chicago Bears for a 7th round draft pick.[6][7] The Bears waived Price on September 3, 2012.[8] On December 20, 2012, Price was brought in by the Minnesota Vikings for a workout.[9]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Price signed a futures contract with the Dallas Cowboys on December 31, 2012.[10] On May 9, 2013, Price was released from the Dallas Cowboys.

Los Angeles Kiss[edit]

On May 1, 2014, Price was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League (AFL). He appeared in one game for the Kiss during the 2014 season.[11]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

In May 2014, Price went to Jaguars Rookie Mini-Camp on a tryout basis.[12] He was not offered on contract.


Price grew up in South Los Angeles, where gang violence was a frequent occurrence. Two of his brothers, Eddie and Damon, were killed in gang-related shootings in Crenshaw. He also has six sisters.[13] In May 2012, his sister Bridget, 30, died as a result of a car accident in Inglewood.[14][15]

His wife, Candice Davis Price, is a track and field athlete and was the runner-up in the hurdles at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships.[16][17]


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  2. ^ "2008 CFN All-Sophomore Defensive Team". 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ Gold, Jon (December 29, 2009), "UCLA's Price says he's leaving for NFL", Long Beach Press-Telegram 
  4. ^ Cummings, Roy. On the Skids. The Tampa Tribune, 2011-12-05.
  5. ^ Davis, Nate. Buccaneers' Raheem Morris blows fuse after loss to Panthers. USA Today, 2011-12-05.
  6. ^ a b "Bears trade for Bucs defensive lineman". 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  7. ^ Jensen, Sean (2012-07-27). "Brian Price passes Bears physical - Inside the Bears". Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  8. ^ "Bears sign Okoye, waive Price". Associated Press. Yahoo! Sports. 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  9. ^ Biggs, Brad (2012-12-20). "Vikings keeping a close eye on DT Brian Price". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  10. ^ George, Brandon (31 December 2012). "Cowboys sign 10 players to futures contracts, including former second-round pick DT Brian Price". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Brian Price". Archived from the original on February 26, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  12. ^ Carlyon, Hays (May 15, 2014). "Jaguars release QB Matt Scott, invite 27 players to this weekend's rookie minicamp". Archived from the original on February 26, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  13. ^ Pearson, Kevin (August 28, 2008). "UCLA's Price escaped killing fields of LA to play football in Westwood". The Press-Enterprise. 
  14. ^ Farmer, Sam (2012-05-18). "Former UCLA star Brian Price hospitalized after sister's death". Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  15. ^ "Tragedy strikes Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Price again as sister dies in car accident". 2012-05-19. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  16. ^ Farmer, Sam (2011-09-14). Buccaneers' Brian Price playing again after two radical surgeries. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2012-05-05.
  17. ^ Jones takes gold; Team USA wins 5 medals in Saturday p.m. competition. USATF (2008-03-08). Retrieved on 2012-05-05.

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