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Billy Price | 54

OC/OG | RS SR | Ohio State
Ht: 6040 | Wt: 312 | Upd: 04/17/2018
Hometown: Austintown, OH | High School: Fitch

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When a coaching staff at Ohio State says”…best ever…”, you have to pay extra attention. That, among other compliments, is voiced when talking about Billy Price in comparison to the other interior blockers they have ever been around. He is likely going to be the first center taken, but some teams may view him as a guard, as he projects equally to both spots. Price is much more than an intangibles guy. His play on the field shows dominant traits when it comes to run blocking. He has the power from the base on up to move defenders with his legs. His initial punch is enough to stifle a defender off the snap to a point where he can’t recover or react quickly enough. He has enough speed, body control, and short-area burst to pull from his center position and lead the way on outside runs. He is comfortable in space and a bull in traffic.

2017 Awards / Honors
Unanimous All-American (AP, FWAA, Coaches, TSN, Camp)
Rimington Trophy (top center)
Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year

Never missed a start in four years at Ohio State, setting a school record with 55 in all as he anchored a line that helped the Buckeyes lead the Big Ten in rushing three times. Converted to center in 2017, replacing fellow Rimington winner Pat Elflein after three years at guard. OSU hardly missed a beat, averaging 243.2 yards rushing to rank 17th in FBS. Price’s three seasons at guard also saw OSU rank among the nation’s top 20 in rushing. The Buckeyes also set a school record in 2017 with five consecutive games of at least 500 yards total offense. Traveled to Jamaica in summer 2016 as part of OSU’s Soles4Souls program, while helping distribute shoes to youngsters in need. Also spent a week interning at Nike headquarters in Oregon.

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