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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