Southeast Missouri and former St. Aloysius defensive lineman Joshua Price has finished his last collegiate football season and NFL Pro Day to give him a chance of playing on the next level.
Price led the St. Al Flashes to a 14-2 record in his 2016 senior season while racking up 72 tackles. He was a four-year starter with a total of 212 tackles in high school, which earned him a scholarship to Hinds Community College.
At Hinds, Price played for legendary coach Gene Murphy. Price was a key player on the Eagles defense where he helped them to a 6-3 record. He committing to Southeast Missouri after the 2017 season to play on the defensive line.
In his first season at Southeast Missouri, Price helped the team to a 9-4 record while gathering 17 tackles on the year. Price once again led his team to another 9-4 season in 2019 where he had a total of 25 tackles and one sack on the year. Price was known for his ability to overpower his defender and stop the runner before a big gain.
On March 13, Price participated in his college pro day. Scouts from the Baltimore Ravens were there to evaluate the players’ talents. Price ran a 5.05 in the 40-yard dash, hit 30 bench presses and an 8-foot-7-inch broad jump.
“I think the scouts viewed me as someone who is strong an could add value and energy to the team,” Price said.
Price is the younger brother of former NFL player Norman Price who played for the San Francisco 49ers.
“Having a brother like Norman is a big advantage for me because he showed me where I needed to be mentally to prepare for my big day,” Price said.
Price credits a lot of his success to Malcolm Harris, his best friend’s dad. Harris played a big role in keeping his son, DeMichael Harris, and Price great friends since both were in second grade.
Price’s goal is to land a spot on an NFL team, and with his awesome pro day, teams should easily see the value he will bring as an NFL player.See a typo? Report it here.