Keith Price

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Keith Price
Keith Price 2013.jpg
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1991-06-28) June 28, 1991 (age 29)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: St. John Bosco
(Bellflower, California)
College: Washington
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career CFL statistics
Passing completions:33
Passing attempts:51
Passing yards:413
TDINT:3–1
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at CFL.ca

Keith Price (born June 28, 1991) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Washington, where he was the starting quarterback from 2011 to 2013. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2014. He has also played professionally in the Canadian Football League (CFL), where he was a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the BC Lions. He also played for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

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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 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. Despite Price's effort, Washington lost 67-56. Price then began receiving a lot more attention as a future Heisman Trophy candidate. In 2011 as more attention grew, he was given the nickname "Teeth" Price for his charismatic smile during his interviews. [13]

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 team's 31-16 victory in the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl. [14] He finished his career with 8,921 passing yards and 75 touchdowns.

Professional career

Following the 2014 NFL Draft, Price signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks. On June 16, 2014, the Seattle Seahawks released Price. [15]

On September 9, 2014, Price was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. [16] On November 8, 2015, Price made his first career CFL start. [17] His contract was not renewed in 2016 and he became a free agent. On March 23, 2016, the BC Lions signed Price to a contract. [18] On June 10, 2017, he was released by the BC Lions. [19]

On September 5, 2018, Price was announced as a new signing for the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football. [20] After going undrafted in the 2019 AAF QB Draft, he was signed by the Birmingham Iron on January 16, 2019, [21] and made the final roster on January 30. [22] In the fifth game against the Orlando Apollos, Price replaced struggling starter Luis Perez in the 31–14 defeat. Price completed 18 of 29 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown, with the 30-yard score to running back Brandon Ross being Birmingham's first passing touchdown of the 2019 AAF season. [23] However, the following week the Iron turned back to Perez, when Price went down early in the game with an injury. Price could have returned but head coach Tim Lewis elected to keep Perez in; Price's stat line read 3 completions on 4 attempts for 18 yards, and one rush for 9 yards. [24] Price relieved Perez again in week 8, coming off the bench to complete both of his pass attempts for 31 yards in a victory over the Atlanta Legends. [25] It would have been a playoff clinching win, but the league suspended operations several days later. [26]

Career statistics

CFL statistics

YearTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GPGSCompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
2014 SSK 400000000000000
2015 SSK 131325064.04078.1319465.1000
2016 BC 18011100.066.000000.0000
Career352335164.74138.1319465.1000

[27]

AAF statistics

YearTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GPGSCompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
2019 BIR 31233467.62838.31012302.5000
Career31233467.62838.31012302.5000

[28]

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