Brian Price


DT, 6-1, 300 

High School Career

Price attended Crenshaw High School

in South Los Angeles where he had 85 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, four forced fumbles, and two recovered fumbles while battling double and triple teams in 2006. As a junior, made 111 tackles, including 22 sacks. Price was named "Coliseum League Defensive MVP" consecutive times in 2005 and 2006. He was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Considered a four-star recruit by Price was ranked No. 5 among defensive tackle prospects in the nation. He picked UCLA over USC on March 11, 2006.



College Career

In 2006 Price played in the last 10 games of the season, with five starts. He earned Second-team Freshman All-America honors from and and honorable mention from The Sporting News. He made the Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman team.

As a sophomore in 2007, Price led the Bruins with 14 tackles for loss. He was also second on the team with 4.5 quarterback sacks

He earned a First-team All-Pac-10 selection by the league's coaches, and a First-team Sophomore All-American selection by College Football News

Price was a starter in all 12 games in 2008. He was a First-team All-Pac-10 selection by the league's coaches and ... First-team Sophomore All-American by He led the team with 14.0 tackles for loss (12 in the last nine games) and was second on the team with 4.5 sacks.

In 2009, Price was listed at No. 4 on preseason defensive tackle power ranking. He was also named to the 2009 Outland Trophy and to the Lombardi Award "preliminary" watch list.

Price started 12 games in 2009 and made 43 tackles (22.5 for losses) and seven sacks. He also forced two fumbles and recovered one and deflected a pass. He was a First-team All-American by the AFCA and a consensus All-Pac 10 selection.

Awards and Honors

Price was named to the All Pac-10

2009 first team

Pac-10's Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year on December 7.

On November 30, at their annual awards banquet at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel, running back Chane Moline, safety Rahim Moore and Price were selected winners of UCLA's Henry R. "Red" Sanders Award for most valuable players. 

Price and teammate placekicker Kai Forbath were named to the AFCA Coaches' All-America team for the 2009 football season.

Professional Career

2010 NFL Draft

After UCLA's win in the 2009 EagleBank Bowl, Price announced his decision to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2010 NFL DraftHe was taken by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 3rd (35th overall) pick in the 2nd round.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Price was placed on injured reserve with a pelvic injury on November 2, 2010. Price recorded his first sack on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during week 3 of the 2011 season.

During Week 13 of the 2011 NFL season, against the Carolina PanthersPrice shoved Panthers guard Mackenzy Bernadeau well after the end of a third-quarter play in which Cam Newton was sacked for a four-yard loss. Price was penalized for unnecessary roughness. The sack would have forced the Panthers into a 3rd-and-14 situation. However, the resulting 15-yard penalty gave the Panthers a first down, allowing them to complete a touchdown drive that put the game out of reach (the Panthers won 38-19). Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris was so incensed that he banished Price from the sideline for the rest of the game.

The move drew comparisons to then San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary banishing Vernon Davis from the sideline after a personal foul in 2008. Price was also reported to have had an altercation with teammate Mark Barron during a team meeting in 2012.

Chicago Bears

On July 26, 2012, Price was traded to the Chicago Bears for a 7th round draft pick. The Bears waived Price on September 3, 2012. On December 20, 2012, Price was brought in by the Minnesota Vikings.

Dallas Cowboys

Price signed a futures contract with the Dallas Cowboys on December 31, 2012. On May 9, 2013, Price was released from the Dallas Cowboys.

Los Angeles Kiss

On May 1, 2014, Price was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss

Jacksonville Jaguars

In May 2014, Price went to Jaguars Rookie Mini-Camp on a tryout basis. He was not offered on contract.


Bryan is a pure nose/1 tech, who has the ability to clog holes and make plays. He dominated less skilled players at his level and has very quick hands and quick feet for a big man. Excellent motor.

David Schuman

Certified NFLPA Contract Advisor

Inspired Athletes a Division of NUC Sports

New York, NY


Family takes care of Family!

Dan Smith

Certified NFLPA Contract Advisor

Inspired Athletes a Division of NUC Sports

Boston, MA