- Quarterback Tanner Price had touchdowns rushing, receiving and passing in Wake Forest's 34-10 victory over Maryland on Saturday. Price was 26 of 36 through the air for 231 yards, scored on a 4-yard run and caught a 4-yard TD pass from receiver Michael Campanaro - the trick-play master's fourth career touchdown throw. Price hit Campanaro with a 10-yard touchdown pass to become the first player in school history and the fourth Bowl Subdivision player this season to hit the touchdown trifecta. He joined Clemson's C.J. Spiller as the only ACC players since 2000 to do it.
Josh Harris' 1-yard touchdown run on the opening series put the Demon Deacons (4-3, 2-2) on their way to their fourth straight home victory over the Terrapins (5-2, 1-2). Backup Caleb Rowe threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Levern Jacobs to briefly pull Maryland to 24-10 midway through the third quarter. - AP Sports
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Since 1967, only one Wake Forest quarterback has been drafted (Mike Elkins, 1989), but Price could change that with another season or two of development. After a rough freshman season, the southpaw did a much better job taking care of the football as a sophomore starter last year and showed scouts he is someone worth keeping an eye on for the future.
A two-star recruit out of Austin, Texas, Price, who attended the same high school as NFL quarterbacks Drew Brees and Nick Foles, chose Wake Forest over offers from Stanford, Rice and Tulsa. He saw action as a true freshman in 2010, starting the final nine game of the season and throwing more interceptions than touchdowns (7-to-8).
However, he showed substantial improvement as a sophomore last year, passing for 3,017 yards, 20 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 60.0% completion percentage.
Although undersized, Price is an athletic mover with the arm to make accurate throws on the run and deliver catchable passes so his receivers can make plays after the reception. He probably won't be an early round pick, but he showed enough arm talent last season to at least be considered a pro prospect.