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95 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Ray Price

In which BracketCat counts down the 95th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of defensive tackle Ray Price.

#95 Ray Price
Ray Price had a fairly quiet debut season, but with both Matt Seiwert and Craig Settles moving on, he definitely should compete for more playing time as a key backup defensive tackle in 2017.
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#95 Ray Price

Redshirt Senior | 6-2 | 290 lbs. | Long Beach, California
Ray Price
Ray Price
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Previous College: Cerritos College
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Raymon Price (b. Sept. 13, 1994) is a big, physical defensive tackle who added depth on the interior of the defensive line in 2016. He will compete for a bigger role as a senior.

A former junior college player who redshirted in 2013 and then played the following two seasons at Cerritos College, Price played in six games last season and collected two tackles, including a 12-yard sack in his first career game against Florida Atlantic.

He played for Long Beach Poly High School under head coach Raul Lara and earned all-league honors as a junior after helping the Jackrabbits to earn a 10-2 record and a league championship. He played in the 605 All-Star Game following his senior year.

After his redshirt season, Price played two seasons for Cerritos under head coach Frank Mazzotta. He recorded 65 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks in his two-year career, spanning 20 games.

In 2015, Price helped to lead the Falcons to a National Division Northern Conference championship and a berth in the Southern California Regional Playoffs.

An outstanding sophomore, Price was named National Division Northern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and earned first-team All-California Region III honors after carding 49 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks.

Price had at least half a sack in a five-game stretch, culminating with a 3.5-sack performance against El Camino; ended his season strong by recording at least six tackles in three of his last four games, including seven-tackle games against Moorpark and Long Beach City; and forced three fumbles, including two against Moorpark.

He had a season-high three tackles as a freshman in 2014 against Fullerton, College of the Canyons and Santa Barbara. The Falcons won the Golden State Bowl that year.

Price follows in the footsteps of fellow Cerritos College alum and former K-State defensive end Alauna Finau, who was a member of the 2012 Big 12 Championship team. Price’s cousin, Ejuan, was a defensive lineman at Pittsburgh.