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2016 NFL DRAFT

Tanner Price, QB

School: Wake Forest  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Austin, TX
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 207 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
74841-
Career Notes
Became the first true freshman quarterback to play at Wake Forest since the 2000 season ... Is the first Texan to quarterback the Deacons since Karl Sweetan in 1963.
2012 Season
Started all 12 games under center for the Deacons ... Finished the season passing 228-for-410 (55.6 percent) for 2,300 yards and 12 touchdowns with seven interceptions ... His 410 pass attempts set a school record for most attempts by a junior ... Ranked ninth in the ACC with 191.7 passing yards per game ... Also ranked ninth in the league in total offense with 189.5 yards per game ... Rushed for two touchdowns on the year ... Named Academic All-ACC for the second straight season ... Named ACC Offensive Back of the Week on Sept. 10 following his performance in the UNC game ... Opened the season by going 16-for-28 for 195 yards and a touchdown vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) ... Led the Deacons to a win over North Carolina (Sept. 8), completing 27-of-38 passes for a season-high 327 yards ... Also rushed for two touchdowns against the Tar Heels, including the game-winning one-yard plunge with just over two minutes remaining ... Went 15-of-24 for 221 yards and two touchdowns vs. Army (Sept. 22).Threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-38 passing vs. Duke (Sept. 29) ... Completed 13-of-38 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns at Maryland (Oct. 6) ... Went 7-of-19 for 102 yards and caught a six-yard pass at Virginia (Oct. 20) ... Threw for two touchdowns and 232 yards on 27-of-44 passing vs. Clemson (Oct. 25) ... Also had a seven-yard reception against the Tigers ... Completed a season-high 39 passes on a season-high 57 attempts for 293 yards and three touchdowns vs. Boston College (Nov. 3) ... His 39 completions were the sixth-highest single-game total in school history, while his 57 attempts were tied for the seventh-highest ... Went 18-of-33 for 113 yards at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Completed 22-of-33 passes for 153 yards at Notre Dame (Nov. 17) ... Had 182 yards of passing on 17-of-36 passing vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 24).
2011 Season
Emerged as one of the leading quarterbacks in the ACC, playing in and starting all 13 games... finished the year 253-for-422 (60%) for 3,017 yards and 20 touchdowns against just six interceptions... completed 18-of-31 for 289 yards, tying a career high with three passing TD's in the opener against Syracuse (9.1)... was on his way to a career best in yards before exiting with a knee injury... completed 22-of-35 passes for 297 yards and one TD... went 21-of-32 for 281 yards and two scores against Gardner-Webb and is off to the second-fastest start by a Deacon QB (9.17)... was 19-of-29 for 252 yards and one touchdown at Boston College... his 1,119 passing yards through the Deacs' first four games marks the best four-game start in school-history... bested Brian Kuklick's old mark of 1,063 set in 1997 (10.1)... tied a career high with three passing TDs and surpassed his yardage totals from all of 2010 with 233 yards on 21-of-35 throwing against FSU (10.8)... completed 19-of-33 for 254 yards, the most-ever by a Demon Deacon QB against a VT team, with two TDs and one interception versus Virginia Tech (10.15)... had another 200 yard-plus performance and threw a TD for the seventh straight game at Duke (10.22)... failed to throw a TD pass or eclipse 200-yards passing for the first time in 2011 at UNC (10.29)... threw for 187 yards and a score versus Notre Dame (11.5)... accumulated a season-high 320 yards through the air vs. Maryland (11.19)... failed to complete 50 percent of his passes for the first time all season (16-of-34) in the regular season finale, finishing with 157 yards and one touchdown... tied a season-high with 24 completions and set a season-high with 46 attempts and finished with 214 yards in the Music City Bowl (12.30)...
2010 Season
One of just three true freshmen to see action for the Deacons in 2010 ... Played in 11 games and made nine starts under center ... Set school records in completion percentage (58.6), passing yards (1,349), pass attempts (241), pass completions (137) and touchdown passes (7) by a freshman QB ... Ranked 10th in the ACC in passing yards (122.6/gm) and pass efficiency (106.8) ... Made collegiate debut by coming off the bench vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2), going 1-for-7 for four yards and rushing the ball three times for 17 yards ... Led Wake Forest to a win against Duke (Sept. 11) by throwing three touchdown passes and going 12-for-19 with 190 yards after coming on in the second quarter ... Made first career start at Stanford (Sept. 18), rushing for 65 yards and a touchdown and throwing for 76 yards on 8-of-18 passing ... Suffered a concussion at Florida State (Sept. 25) that kept him out of the Georgia Tech game the following week ... Had best game of young career vs. Navy (Oct. 9), throwing for 326 yards and two touchdowns on 37-of-53 passing ... Also had a rushing touchdown against the Midshipmen ... The 37 completions and 326 yards passing marked the most-ever by a Wake true freshman QB ... Threw sixth TD pass of the season at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16) ... Threw for 156 yards with one touchdown at Maryland (Oct. 30) ... Completed 18 of 30 passes for 177 yards vs. Boston College (Nov. 6) ... Completed nine of 11 passes for 69 yards at NC State (Nov. 13) ... Threw for 151 yards on 17-of-30 passing vs. Clemson (Nov. 20) ... Completed 10 of 14 passes for 73 yards at Vanderbilt (Nov. 27).
High School
A 2010 graduate of Westlake HS in Austin, Texas ... Helped Westlake to the state 5A Division I championship game ... Led Westlake to a 13-3 record as a senior including a 41-38 overtime loss in the 5A state championship game to USA Today No. 23-ranked Euless Trinity ... Threw for 250 yards and rushed for 92 yards on 20 carries in the championship game ... Threw for 170 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 103 yards and two scores in a semifinal win over Katy Cinco Ranch ... Named second team All-Centex ... Was District 25-5A offensive MVP ... Also earned academic all-state honors ... Helped Westlake to the state quarterfinals as a junior while throwing for 2,302 yards and 15 touchdowns ... Rated as the No. 35 quarterback prospect in the country by Rivals.com ... Played for coach Darren Allman ... Three-year letterwinner for the Chaps ... Attended the same high school as New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, University of Arizona QB Nick Foles and Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street ... Recruited by Tim Billings.
Personal
Son of Steve and Stacey Price ... His father was a quarterback at Southwest Oklahoma State ... Born May 17, 1991 in Racine, Wisc. ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Stanford, Rice, Tulsa, Louisiana Tech, Columbia, Harvard and Dartmouth.
 
Player News
10/19/2013 - 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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