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    Dominique Price
    Dominique Price

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Louisville, Ky.

    High School:
    DuPont Manual

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 215

    Position:
    SAF

    Birthdate:
    12/16/1982



    General: Played in 46 career games, starting 31 ... Widely regarded as one of the 'Cats' best tacklers and most physical performers during his tenure ... A hard-hitting player with excellent instincts ... Provided run support as well as many of the nation's top safeties ... Matured into one of NU's defensive leaders ... Started at strong safety ... For career, totaled 281 tackles, 10 TFL's, 5 forced fumbles and 6 fumble recoveries.

    2004: Garnered honorable mention All-Big Ten honors (coaches) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Recipient of team's Airth Spirit Award ... Ranked second in Big Ten with three fumble recoveries ... 13th in Big Ten tackles per game ... Had a career-best 16-tackle performance in NU's win over Purdue ... Notched an interception in season-opener at TCU ... Also added three tackles (0.5 TFL) and a fumble recovery vs. the Horned Frogs ... Had six tackles, including a TFL, and a big pass breakup in the end zone vs. Arizona State ... Nine tackles (eight solos) and a breakup vs. Kansas ... Seven tackles (five solos) at Minnesota ... Totaled 10 tackles (five solos), a TFL and a fumble recovery in the win over Ohio State ... Had 11 tackles (eight solos), including one sack, a fumble recovery and a breakup vs. Indiana ... Eight tackles (seven solos), including a TFL, at Wisconsin ... Totaled seven tackles, his sixth career interception and a pass breakup at Penn State ... His interception came on PSU's first play of the game and led to NU's first score in its 14-7 win ... Three solo hits at Michigan ... Eight tackles (six solos) vs. Illinois ... Registered five tackles vs. Hawaii.

    2003: Academic All-Big Ten ... Recipient of NU's Rashidi Wheeler Award ... One of team's starters when NU employed its three-safety package ... Started eight games ... Came off the bench and played just 16 plays vs. Wisconsin due to an injury ... Had five solo tackles, including two TFLs and a forced fumble at Purdue ... Seven solo hits and a 43-yard interception return at Duke ... Notched five tackles and a forced fumble, the fourth of his career, vs. Air Force ... Five tackles (four solos) in opener at Kansas ... Led team with nine tackles (eight solos) vs. Miami ... Registered nine tackles (six solos) at Ohio State ... Eight tackles (one TFL) vs. Minnesota ... 11 tackles (nine solos) at Indiana ... Also had two pass deflections vs. the Hoosiers, including a key one on a third-down play late in the game ... One tackle vs. Wisconsin ... One solo hit vs. Penn State ... Five tackles vs. Michigan ... Two tackles and a hurry vs. Illinois ... Registered eight tackles (five solos), an interception and a pass deflection vs. Bowling Green in the Motor City Bowl ... His interception was one of three by NU's secondary in that game ... Fifth on team with 54 solo tackles.

    2002: CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team and Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Led Big Ten in fumbles recovered with three (0.3 per game) ... Made first start of the year vs. Duke ... Started first four Big Ten games ... Left PSU game with an injured ankle (had three tackles) and missed the Purdue and Indiana contests ... Played just two plays at Iowa ... Totaled six tackles in season-ending game vs. Illinois ... 12 tackles, including a TFL, at Minnesota ... Registered a career-best effort vs. nationally ranked Ohio State: 14 tackles (career-high 12 solos), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Six hits at Air Force ... Had seven tackles (five solos) vs. TCU ... 10 tackles vs. Duke ... Four solo tackles, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries at Navy ... Six tackles at Michigan State.

    2001: A true freshman, Price became a key member of the secondary over the course of the season ... Started four of last five games ... Played strong safety ... Tabbed NGN's Defensive Newcomer of the Year ... Started first collegiate game at Purdue ... Totaled seven tackles and a forced fumble against the Boilermakers ... Came back against Indiana with a season-high 11 tackles (seven solos), an interception (17 yards) and a pass deflection ... Six tackles vs. Iowa ... Picked off his first collegiate pass at Duke ... Eight tackles and a hurry vs. Bowling Green ... Six tackles at Illinois ... Finished with 45 tackles, the ninth-highest team total ... One Defensive Championship game performance.

    High School: Honorable mention all-state selection ... First-team all-district on both offense and defense ... All-county on defense ... Recorded 64 tackles and one fumble recovery his senior year ... Also rushed for 623 yards and eight touchdowns his senior season ... Lettered eight times as a prep (4--football, 4--track) ... Academic all-state ... Member of Beta Club and honor roll ... High school coach was Jerry Mayes.

    Personal: Born Dominique Allen Price on 12/16/82 ... Son of Darryl and Renita Price ... Attended the same high school as college football's all-time touchdown leader, Travis Prentice, who played at Miami (Ohio) under Coach Walker ... Sociology major and business institutions minor.

    Price's Career Statistics

    TACKLES	       G	UA	A	Total	TFL	Yds	PD	FF	FR
    2001	      11	25	20	45	0.0	0	2	1	0
    2002	      10	43	25	68	1.0	2	0	2	3
    2003	      13	55	20	75	4.0	12	4	2	0
    2004	      12	63	30	93	5.0	15	6	0	3
    TOTALS	      46	186	95	281	10.0	29	12	5	6
    

    SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2001 11 0 0 0.0 0 2002 10 0 0 0.0 0 2003 13 0 0 0.0 0 2004 12 1 0 1.0 6 TOTALS 46 1 0 1.0 6

    INT'S G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2001 11 2 17 0 17 8.5 1.5 2002 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2003 13 2 43 0 43 21.5 3.3 2004 12 2 -2 0 0 -1.0 -0.2 TOTALS 46 6 58 0 43 9.7 1.3