|21 Chad Price
Rice -- Talented defender who once again was a leader of the Rice defense.
2006: Completed a streak of 42 consecutive starts with his appearance in the New Orleans Bowl....earned Honorable Mention from C-USA coaches....third on the team with 71 total tackles....now has 272 career tackles....led C-USA with four fumble recoveries, the most by an Owl since Rashard Pittman recovered four in 2000...opened the year with a nine-tackle effort against Houston, his top tackle game of the year....broke up a pair of passes to run his career total to 16, tops on the squad
Price 2006 Game by Game
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2005: Started all 11 games at bandit... Won a Jess Neely Defense Award as the Owls' top defensive back... Had 52 tackles (45 primary), nine TFLs, and one sack (against UTEP)... Credited with a season-high 10 tackles and two pass deflections in the win over Tulane... His only interception of the season came against SMU.
2004: Started all 11 games at bandit as a sophomore... Credited with 66 tackles (56 primary) on the season, including five for 22 yards in losses... Had two sacks, one each against Houston and Louisiana Tech... Picked off two passes in `04 (vs. San Jose State and SMU) with a long return of 30 yards against the Mustangs... His other interception was returned 15 yards for a TD at SJSU... Had five pass deflections on the year... Blocked a punt against SMU... Equaled his career-best with 13 tackles in the win over Hawaii... Had two TFLs in the win over Houston.
2003: Played in all 12 games, starting the last seven, to earn his first letter and the Joe Lipscomb Award as the Owls' top freshman... Had 83 tackles (60 primary) as a redshirt freshman, the second-best toal on the '03 squad behind Terry Holley... Had five TFLs for 16 yards in losses, including a sack against Navy... Registered double-figure tackles in three games, topped by 13 at Fresno State... Intercepted his first pass against Duke... Credited with five pass deflections... Forced a fumble against Houston.
High School -- 2002 graduate of Bay City High... All-State defensive back for coach Chad Morris... Two-time all-District 24-4A, all-Matagorda County and all-area selection... Helped Black Cats to the 2000 Class 4A Division I state championship with key interceptions in the regional final, semifinal and state title games... Led Bay City to the Class 4A Division II state title game as a senior in 2001... Ended his senior season with 150 tackles (32 primary), five sacks and nine interceptions, three of which he return for touchdowns... Helped team compile a combined 28-3 record during his junior and senior seasons... Also competed in basketball, baseball and track... National English Merit Award nominee as a senior.
Personal -- Full Name: Chadwick Tarron Price... Born: July 7, 1984, at Bay City... Parents: Ronald and Adrienne Price of Bay City (one brother, one sister)... Cousin, Derrick Rutherford, was a four-year football letterman at Rice (1991-94)... Rice Major: sports management/managerial studies... College: Lovett.