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An exciting, lightning-quick and sure-handed wide receiver who appeared to elevate his game during the 2011 spring practice period and could make a notable impact as a sophomore ... Completed drills in a battle with returning starter Andrew Bodenheimer for the top "X" receiver slot - one of two outside pass-catching positions ... Coaches expect competition to resume in fall camp and possibly extend into the season ... Could also vie for key special teams roles because of athletic ability ... Did not participate in the first spring scrimmage (April 2) due to a family commitment, but topped all receivers with 96 reception yards on just four catches in the second intra-squad contest (April 9) ... Did not record statistics in the Purple-Gold Game on April 16.
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Served as a reserve wide receiver during first season on the active roster and appeared in 11 games, missing the Tulsa and Virginia Tech contests (coaches' decision) ... Totaled six receptions for 44 yards ... Scored first career touchdown in the fourth quarter against Marshall on a 10-yard pass from Dominique Davis ... Registered personal bests with two catches for 21 yards against the Thundering Herd ... First collegiate action came against Memphis with fourth-quarter grab for eight yards ... Made one reception each against Atlantic Coast Conference foes North Carolina (seven yards) and N.C. State (four yards).
2009: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February, 2009 ... Turned in valuable role as a scout team performer, often preparing the defensive secondary for contests against pass-dominated offensive schemes in C-USA's West Division.
High School: A two-year letterman for a New Bern program which captured its latest state championship in 2007 ... Prior to earning second letter as a team captain in 2008, helped lead the Bears to a 14-2 record and title after a 28-17 victory over Charlotte Independence High School ... Tallied 104 receiving yards, including the go-ahead touchdown on a 37-yarder in championship game triumph ... Completed senior campaign with 39 catches for 525 yards and five touchdowns ... Chosen to represent North Carolina in the 2008 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game ... As a junior, caught 33 passes for 796 yards and six touchdowns ... Named to the New Bern Sun Journal's All-Area team as a junior ... Also contributed as a punter, defensive back and running back for the Bears ... Member of NBHS's 10-0 junior varsity squad as a sophomore in 2006 ... Says victory over Millbrook serves as most memorable football moment to date ... Picked up two additional letters as a long jump specialist in track program ... Won the state indoor long jump championship as a junior with a leap of 23 feet, 7¼ inches.
Personal: Full name is Michael Huston Price, Jr. ... Born May 14, 1991 at Greenville, N.C. ... Son of Pamela Gaylor ... Major is communications ... Lists former New Bern standout and former ECU tight end Davon Drew as favorite all-time Pirate player and selects Tennessee Titans' running back and former East Carolina All-America performer Chris Johnson as his top current NFL player to follow ... Also a fan of Cardinals' receiver Larry Fitzgerald ... Credits mother, grandmother, uncles and friends as influential in career.