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The Panthers defeat Syracuse, on November 26, 2016.
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The Panthers top Penn State, on September 10, 2016.
Pitt defeats Louisville 45-34.
Pittsburgh falls to Notre Dame 42-30
2016 Consensus Second Team All-American
2016 First Team All-ACC
2016 Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalist
2015 First Team All-ACC
T-4th in Pitt History in Career Sacks (29.5)
*Stats as of the end of the 2016 season
2016: Price enjoyed the finest season of his Pitt career and established himself among the most disruptive defensive linemen in the nation...considered an undersized defensive end, Price's impact was immeasurable as a run stopper and pass rusher...ranked second nationally and first in the ACC with an average of 1.8 tackles for loss per game...was seventh in the country and third in the ACC with an average of 1.0 sacks per contest...more than half of his total tackles went for a loss...on the year, compiled 45 tackles, 23 TFLs, 13 sacks and 14 quarterback hurries...also had three forced fumbles, a blocked PAT (vs. Syracuse) and a tackle for a safety (at North Carolina)...Price's 13 sacks marked the highest single-season total by a Panther since linebacker Ezekial Gadson had a school-record 24.5 in 1987...Price finished his career with 29.5 sacks, tied for fourth all-time at Pitt (with Aaron Donald, 2010-13)...named first team All-ACC for the second consecutive season...finalist for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award...semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (national defensive player of the year)...named a second team All-American by AFCA, Athlon, USA Today and Walter Camp...named a third team All-American by Phil Steele...named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performances against Oklahoma State and Duke...against OSU, Price had six total tackles, four tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks and a forced fumble that Pitt scooped up for a touchdown...against Duke, he collected two sacks, three total tackles for loss and two hurries...was granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA in February 2016 after missing two entire seasons (2014 and 2012) due to injuries.
2015: After being limited to just six games over the prior three seasons due to injuries, Price enjoyed a highly productive and decorated 2015 campaign...started all 13 games at defensive end and compiled 48 tackles, 19.5 TFLs, 11.5 sacks, one fumble recovery (returned 32 yards for a touchdown), one forced fumble and a blocked kick...selected first team All-ACC by league coaches and media...finished third (tied) in the media voting for ACC Defensive Player of the Year...led the ACC and ranked eighth nationally in sacks per game (0.88 avg.)...finished fourth in the ACC and 11th nationally in TFLs per game (1.5 avg.)...was an unblockable force in Pitt's 45-34 triumph over Louisville, collecting 10 tackles, six TFLs and five sacks...his sack total was the highest by a Bowl Subdivision player in 2015 and fell one shy of the national record...received a wide array of accolades for his Louisville performance and was named the Chuck Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the Week, the Football Writers Association of America's AutoNation National Defensive Player of the Week, Athlon's National Defensive Player of the Week and the ACC's Defensive Lineman of the Week...Price also was given a "Helmet Sticker" by Joe Tessitore on ESPN College Football Final...had eight tackles, two sacks and a 32-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Notre Dame...was named the ACC's Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week for his game against the Irish...had five tackles, 3.5 TFLs and two sacks in a 17-13 win at Virginia Tech...swatted a Virginia PAT attempt, a key play that kept Pitt's lead at seven points with 5:50 to go in the eventual 26-19 victory.
2014: Missed the entire 2014 campaign due to a chest muscle injury sustained during the offseason.
2013: Played in six games, starting four at defensive end...suffered a season-ending back injury in the Oct. 19 Old Dominion game...until the injury, was enjoying a productive season as a hybrid linebacker/defensive end, totaling 23 tackles, four TFLs, one sack and one pass breakup...had a season-high eight tackles at Virginia Tech...had four tackles with two TFLs against Virginia...had five stops at Duke.
2012: Did not play in any games...took a redshirt while rehabilitating a pectoral injury.
2011: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman linebacker, starting five...had 27 tackles, 6.5 TFLs and four sacks...had a season-high six tackles (all solo) against USF...had five tackles at Rutgers...had two sacks at Iowa and one at both Louisville and West Virginia.
HIGH SCHOOL: Starred on both sides of the ball for Woodland Hills as a linebacker and tight end...rated one of the top 15 middle linebacker prospects in the country by Scout...selected All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers (second team)...Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA (second team)...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...led team to a combined 21-6 mark his final two years, including back-to-back appearances in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game...Woodland Hills went 12-2 his junior year, winning the WPIAL title and advancing to the PIAA state quarterfinals...as a senior, team went 9-4 and reached the WPIAL title game again...played under Coach George Novak...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...rated the nation's No. 14 middle linebacker by Scout...rated the No. 16 prospect in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep and No. 19 by Rivals...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team.
PERSONAL: Ejuan Amir Price, born 1/30/93, is the son of Michelle Price...prefers to be called "Juan"...has one brother...graduated in 2015 with a degree in communication and is now pursuing a second major in administration of justice.
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