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Idris Price
Linebacker / Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-08-30) August 30, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth: Norwalk, Connecticut
Career information
College: New Haven (CT)
Undrafted in 2002
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2002)*
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XXXVII)
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Idris Price (born August 30, 1977) is a former American football linebacker/fullback who played for the Orlando Predators, Philadelphia Soul and New York Dragons of the Arena Football League. He was also a member of the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Frankfurt Galaxy. He won Super Bowl XXXVII as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[1]

High school yearsEdit

Price began his football career at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, Connecticut.[2] During his junior year, the Senators recorded 9 shutouts throughout the season and won a state championship. In one account the referee had asked Idris to remove his shoulder pads. Idris, in fact, did not have on shoulder pads, rather he was just that broad of a man. During his high school years in several games, it took as many as 4 or 5 defenders to actually take him down.

College yearsEdit

Price attended the University of New Haven and was a two-year letterman in football. Idris was looking at top tier Division I-A schools for football, along the lines of Syracuse, Clemson, and Rutgers.

Professional careerEdit

New York JetsEdit

Price signed with the New York Jets on April 26, 2002. after going undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft. He was released by the Jets on August 26, 2002.[3]

New England PatriotsEdit

Price was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad on November 20, 2002. He was released by the Patriots on December 11, 2002.[3]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Frankfurt GalaxyEdit

Price was signed to the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 17, 2002.[3] The Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII against the Oakland Raiders on January 26, 2003.[4] On February 5, 2003, he was allocated to NFL Europe to play for the Frankfurt Galaxy. The Galaxy won World Bowl XI against the Rhein Fire on June 14, 2003.[5] He was released by the Buccaneers on August 29, 2003.[3]

Orlando PredatorsEdit

Price signed with the Orlando Predators on October 20, 2003.[6] He played for the Predators from 2004 to 2006.[7]

Philadelphia SoulEdit

Price was signed by the Philadelphia Soul on October 9, 2006.[8] He played for the Soul during the 2007 season.[7]

New York DragonsEdit

Price signed with the New York Dragons on October 31, 2007. and played for the team during the 2008 season.[7][9]

Coaching yearsEdit

In the offseason of the AFL, Price gave back to the community by returning to his alma mater and coaching at McMahon. After watching Rob Trifone cross the border and begin coaching at Darien High School, Price followed in suit. In 2013, Price began coaching at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Connecticut.[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Albano, George (March 31, 2006). "Idris Price finally hits the big time". The Hour. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1916&dat=20060331&id=rw4hAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MXUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2095,4021799&hl=en. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  2. Doran, Matthew (August 28, 2003). "Playing time at a premium for Idris Price". The Hour. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1916&dat=20030828&id=gKgtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_XQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2372,3648571&hl=en. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Idris Price". kffl.com. Archived from the original on April 22, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160422184552/http://www.kffl.com/player/7195/nfl/news/idris-price. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  4. "SUPER BOWL XXXVII". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200301260rai.htm. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  5. "Lewis leads Galaxy to record win". nfleurope.com. June 14, 2003. Archived from the original on March 11, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070311014819/http://www.nfleurope.com/worldbowl/history/2003. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  6. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=13. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Idris Price". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/Idris_Price-3791/. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  8. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=99. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  9. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=72. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  10. Evans, Tom (October 3, 2013). "Former McMahon star Idris Price now leading St. Luke's offense.". thehour.com. Archived from the original on April 22, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160422191911/http://www.thehour.com/sports/former-mcmahon-star-idris-price-now-leading-st-luke-s/article_df1863d6-9720-5ebb-a7d3-1ba38a20e6fa.html. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  11. Albino, George (February 2, 2014). "Celebrating Black History Month Through Norwalk Sports: Price's career had a ring to it". thehour.com. Archived from the original on April 22, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160422191910/http://www.thehour.com/sports/celebrating-black-history-month-through-norwalk-sports-price-s-career/article_9c307176-543f-5e01-85e9-d2fc3ec52c2e.html. Retrieved April 22, 2016.

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