54   Chris Price
Chris Price


Boxboro, Mass.

High School:
Acton-Boxboro H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 232


All-Atlantic 10 Conference candidate ? Returning starter at one defensive end position ? Named to the preseason All-Atlantic 10 second team ? Moved to end from outside linebacker prior to his junior season ? Aggressive player with the speed to make plays from sideline to sideline ? Has played in 37 career games, making 26 starts.

1998:Started every game of the season at defensive end ? Had 62 tackles on the season, including 40 solo stops ? Also had eight tackles for loss and a team-best eight sacks for 40 yards ? Broke up six passes and blocked two kicks ? Had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ? Totaled eight tackles and forced a fumble against Georgia Southern in the NCAA championship game ? Made four tackles in NCAA semifinal win at Northwestern State, with a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup ? Had a huge game against Lehigh in the NCAA quarterfinals with 10 tackles, including three for loss and two sacks for 12 yards ? Named the WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week following his performance against Lehigh ? Came up with a tackle for loss and a sack in the final five minutes of the Lehigh game to help UMass preserve the victory ? Made five tackles at McNeese State in the NCAA first round, including two sacks for five yards ? Totaled six tackles in the Maine game, with a sack for nine yards and a blocked field goal ? Made five tackles against James Madison, with a sack for nine yards and a pass breakup ? Had three tackles at Hofstra with a sack for three yards ? Recorded a sack for two yards at Richmond ? Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll and the Dean's List in the spring of 1999.

1997:Started all 11 games at outside linebacker ? Registered 103 tackles (41 solo) with six tackles for loss and two sacks ? Had two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, six quarterback hurries and one pass breakup ? Finished third on the team and ninth in the Atlantic 10 in tackles (103) ? Had a career-high 15 tackles and two quarterback hurries against Richmond ? Totaled 14 tackles, six solo, and a pass breakup at Maine ? Recorded 13 tackles, seven of them solo stops, with three tackles for loss and a sack against New Hampshire ? Posted 12 tackles (seven solo) and recovered a fumble at James Madison ? Had 12 tackles, including six solo stops, in the victory at Buffalo ? Made nine tackles, including one tackle for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery, in the victory over Rhode Island ? Recorded three quarterback hurries to go along with seven tackles against Hofstra ? Named to the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll (GPA over 3.0) in both the fall and spring semesters.

1996:Saw action in all 11 games ? Recorded 12 tackles (seven solo) with two tackles for loss and one interception on the season ? Made strong contributions to the punt and kickoff coverage teams ? Had five tackles at Villanova ? Posted two tackles, both for loss, in the win over Boston University ? Had his first collegiate interception in the win over Buffalo.

1995:Redshirted. High School: Played for Coach Bill Maver at Acton-Boxboro High School ? Posted 247 tackles and 14 sacks during his high school career ? Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at middle linebacker ? Recorded 87 tackles and six sacks as a senior ? Set the school record for most tackles in a season and career ? MVP of the Dual County League during his senior year ? All-Scholastic pick by the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Middlesex News and Lowell Sun as a senior ? Played in the Shriner's All-Star Game after his senior year.

Personal:Full name is Christopher Michael Price ? Son of David and Barbara Price ? Born October 11, 1976 in Red Bank, N.J. ? Majoring in Economics.

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