Brian Price
No. 92
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1989-04-10) April 10, 1989 (age 33)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Crenshaw
(Los Angeles, California)
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:27
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at · PFR

Brian Larisso Price (born April 10, 1989) is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League. After playing college football at the University of California, Los Angeles, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Early years

Price attended Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California where he had 85 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, four forced fumbles, and two recovered fumbles while battling double and triple teams in 2006. As a junior, made 111 tackles, including 22 sacks. Price was named "Coliseum League Defensive MVP" consecutive times in 2005 and 2006. He was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Considered a four-star recruit by, Price was ranked fifth among defensive tackle prospects in the nation.[1] He picked UCLA over USC on March 11, 2006.

College career

As a true freshman in 2007, Price recorded 14 tackles (7.0 for losses) and one sack.

As a sophomore in 2008, Price led the Bruins with 14 tackles for loss. He was also second on the team with 4.5 quarterback sacks. He earned a First-team All-Pac-10 selection by the league's coaches, and a First-team Sophomore All-American selection by College Football News.[2]

As a junior in 2009, Price started 13 games and made 48 tackles (23.5 for losses) and seven sacks. He also forced two fumbles and recovered one and deflected a pass. He was a First-team All-American by the AFCA and a consensus All-Pac 10 selection.

Awards and honors

Professional career

After UCLA's win in the 2009 EagleBank Bowl, Price announced his decision to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2010 NFL Draft.[3] He was taken by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 3rd (35th overall) pick in the 2nd round.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Price was placed on injured reserve with a pelvic injury on November 2, 2010. He only played in 5 games as a rookie, while battling hamstring injuries, which led to two radical surgeries to reattach both hamstrings to his pelvis, including a painful rehabilitation process in order to be ready for the following season. Price recorded his first professional sack on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during week 3 of the 2011 season.

During Week 13 of the 2011 NFL season, against the Carolina Panthers, Price shoved Panthers guard Mackenzy Bernadeau well after the end of a third-quarter play in which Cam Newton was sacked for a four-yard loss. Price was penalized for unnecessary roughness. The sack would have forced the Panthers into a 3rd-and-14 situation. However, the resulting 15-yard penalty gave the Panthers a first down, allowing them to complete a touchdown drive that put the game out of reach (the Panthers won 38–19). Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris was so incensed that he banished Price from the sideline for the rest of the game.[4] The move drew comparisons to then San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary banishing Vernon Davis from the sideline after a personal foul in 2008.[5]

In May 2012, he missed organized team activities after being hospitalized during three days for exhaustion and grief in the wake of his sister's death in a hit-and-run accident (two of his brothers were murdered previously in Los Angeles).[6] On June 19, he got into a fight with first round draft choice Mark Barron during an offseason training practice. He was later held out of much of the offseason program as a result of this issue.

Chicago Bears

On July 26, 2012, Price was traded to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 7th round draft pick (#226-Michael Buchanan).[7] He was released on September 3.[8] On December 20, 2012, Price was brought in by the Minnesota Vikings for a workout.[9]

Dallas Cowboys

Price signed a futures contract with the Dallas Cowboys on December 31, 2012.[10] He was waived-injured on May 9, 2013.

Los Angeles Kiss

On May 1, 2014, Price was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League (AFL). He appeared in one game for the Kiss during the 2014 season.[11]

In May 2014, Price went to Jaguars Rookie Mini-Camp on a tryout basis.[12] He was not offered a contract.

Personal life

Price grew up in South Los Angeles, where gang violence was a frequent occurrence. Two of his brothers, Eddie and Damon, were killed in gang-related shootings in Crenshaw. He also has six sisters.[13] In May 2012, his sister Bridget, 30, died as a result of a car accident in Inglewood.[14][15]

His wife, Candice Davis Price, is a track and field athlete and was the runner-up in the hurdles at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships.[16][17]

In 2017, video footage emerged of Price acting in an agitated manner outside an automotive repair shop in Ypsilanti. Price was shown to dive through the store's glass door. This has since sparked debate on the mental injuries sustained by football players.


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  13. ^ Pearson, Kevin (August 28, 2008). "UCLA's Price escaped killing fields of LA to play football in Westwood". The Press-Enterprise. Archived from the original on July 1, 2009.
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  17. ^ Jones takes gold; Team USA wins 5 medals in Saturday p.m. competition. USATF (2008-03-08). Retrieved on 2012-05-05.