Keith Price

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Keith Price

Price in 2013
Washington HuskiesNo. 17
QuarterbackRedshirt Senior
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career history
High school: Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco
 College(s):
Stats at ESPN.com
 
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Keith Price

Price in 2013
Washington HuskiesNo. 17
QuarterbackRedshirt Senior
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career history
High school: Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco
 College(s):
Stats at ESPN.com

Keith Price (born c. 1991) is an American football quarterback. He is currently the starting quarterback for the Washington Huskies.[1]

Early years[edit]

Price grew up in Compton, California, and attended St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] Price was co-MVP of the Trinity League.

University of Washington[edit]

In July 2008, Price announced that he had accepted a football scholarship to attend the University of Washington.[5]

2010 season[edit]

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.[6] He also replaced Jake Locker against USC, and threw a touchdown pass on his first play in the game.[3]

2011 season[edit]

Price became Washington's starting quarterback as a redshirt sophomore in 2011.[7] 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 against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.[8]

During the 2011 regular season, Price completed 219 of 325 passes for 2,625 yards and a school record 29 touchdowns.[8] His 161.9 quarterback rating ranked 13th among all NCAA Division I FBS players, and his 29 touchdown passes ranked seventh.[9][10] Despite posting impressive statistics, Price had not garnered the nationwide media attention received by other leading quarterbacks.[11][12][13] Price acknowledged feeling ignored but added, "I kind of like flying under the radar."[4] 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[edit]

Price passed for 2,726 yards for the season, sixth-most in UW history ... 263 completions and 432 attempts both ranked No. 3 in UW single-season history ... 19 touchdown passes were seventh-most in Husky history while 54 career TD passes is tied for second, just one shy of the school record ... .609 completion percentage in 2012 was fourth best in UW history ... opened the year going 25-for-35 for 222 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions vs. SDSU ... was 17-for-36 for 157 yards, no TDs and one interception at #3 LSU ... completed 14-of-19 for 181 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in win over Portland State ... led UW to a win over No. 8 Stanford, completing 19-of-37 attempts for 177 yards, one interception and a TD, a 35-yard pass to Kasen Williams with 4:53 remaining that put the UW ahead for good ... 19-for-31 for 145 yards and two interceptions at Oregon ... completed 28-of-28 for 198 yards, two interceptions and two touchdowns vs. No. 11 USC ... completed 16 in a row at one point vs. the Trojans ... notched new career-highs for completions and attempts at Arizona, going 29-for-52 for 256 yards and one touchdown, along with two INTs ... 18-for-30 for 194 yards, one interception and no TDs in the win over No. 7 Oregon State ... led UW to a win at Cal, completing 16-of-29 passes for 235 yards, one pick and one touchdown ... had a very good game in the win over Utah, completing 24-of-33 for 277 yards, no interceptions and two touchdowns while also running for one score ... tied the school record by passing for five touchdowns in the win at Colorado, where he was 22-for-29 for 248 yards, no interceptions and the five scores, which went to five different receivers ... was 20-for-34 for 194 yards, two touchdowns and one interception at Washington State ... went 20-for-39 for 242 yards, two interceptions and one passing touchdown (also ran for a seven-yard TD) in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas vs. Boise State ... voted a team captain for 2012.

2013 season[edit]

Price captain for the second straight season ... 23-for-31 for 324 yards, one interception and two touchdowns in the season-opening victory over No. 19 Boise State ... broke the UW career TDs record during the Boise State game, moving past Cody Pickett's record of 55 ... a second-straight 300-yard game in the win over Illinois, completing 28-of-35 for 342 with no interceptions and two scores ... in just one half of work, completed 16-of-21 for 213 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Idaho State, when he also scored a rushing TD ... in rainy win over Arizona, was 14-for-25 for 165 yards with two touchdowns and an interception ... also had six carries for 29 yards ... career-high 33 completions at Stanford, where he was 33-for-48 for 350 yards (second-most in his career), two touchdowns and one interception ... vs. No. 2 Oregon, went 19-for-32 for 182 yards, one touchdown and one interception ... 16-for-39 for 217 yards and two touchdowns at Arizona State ... 20-for-32 for 376 yards, two touchdowns and no picks in the win over California ... 376 yards were the second-most in his career and ninth-most in UW single-game history ... went 22-for-29 for 312 yards and two passing touchdowns without an interception while also rushing for 29 yards and two TDs on seven carries ... didn't attempt a pass in the second half vs. Colorado ... 10-for-18 for 181 yards and a touchdown at UCLA, but left the game at halftime due to injury ... Price missed the Oregon State game due to that injury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gohuskies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=208062166
  2. ^ "17 Keith Price". CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Keith Price Bio". University of Washington. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Brian T. Smith (September 28, 2011). "After being ignored, Washington QB Keith Price makes a name for himself". The Salt Lake Tribune. 
  5. ^ "California QB Keith Price pledges to Huskies for 2009". The Seattle Times. July 24, 2008. 
  6. ^ "After scoreless first quarter, Oregon wipes away Washington". ESPN.com. 
  7. ^ "Keith Price takes over as Washington quarterback — with a smile on his face". The Seattle Times. August 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Keith Price statistics". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Passing Statistics - 2011 (Passing Touchdowns Leaders - All Players)". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Quarterback Rating Leaders - Qualified". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Washington QB Price quietly builds great season". The Sporting News. October 14, 2011. 
  12. ^ "UW QB Keith Price can't dodge spotlight". The Seattle Times. October 13, 2011. 
  13. ^ Ted Miller (September 29, 2011). "Price steps from the shadows to the spotlight". ESPN.com. 

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