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Josiah Price
Josiah  Price

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greentown, Ind.

High School:
Eastern

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 248

Position:
TE

Experience:
4L


06/21/2017

Josiah Price Earns Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor

06/20/2017

Michigan State Announces Major Athletic Award Winners

Tim Ehrhardt named Alderton Male Athlete of the Year; Sarah Burnham and Tori Jankoska share Alderton Female Co-Athletes of the Year honors.

04/05/2017

Four Spartans Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

03/22/2017

Grinz on Green: Next Group of Spartans Ready to Prove They Belong in the NFL

Drafted or undrafted, Spartans under head coach Mark Dantonio have a long track record of success at the next level.

03/22/2017

Michigan State Hosts Annual Pro Day

Nineteen former players from the 2016 team audition in front of NFL coaches and scouts at the Duffy Daugherty Building.

08/10/2015

Spartan Offense

12/16/2014

Players Preview Baylor

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience. Now it's time to develop a knockout punch. Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

10/15/2016

USATSI Gallery - Northwestern @ Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Northwestern @ Michigan State

10/08/2016

Michigan State vs. BYU

Oct. 8, 2016

09/24/2016

No. 11 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Michigan State

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Wisconsin and Michigan State.

12/31/2015

Michigan State vs. Alabama

Photos from Michigan State vs. Alabama on December 31, 2015.

12/05/2015

Spartans Win Big 10 Championship Over Iowa

The Spartans topped Iowa in the Big 10 Championship on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

Bio (PDF) | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

• MSU’S ALL-TIME LEADER AMONG TIGHT ENDS FOR MOST TD CATCHES (21)
• TWO-TIME THIRD-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2015, 2016)
• 2016 WUERFFEL TROPHY SEMIFINALIST (OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE)
• 2016 NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION NATIONAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SEMIFINALIST
• TWO-TIME MACKEY AWARD MIDSEASON WATCH LIST (2015, 2016)

CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner had 104 catches for 1,238 yards (11.9 avg.) and 21 touchdowns in 51 career games, while making 25 starts . . . finished his career ranked first in school history among tight ends with 21 career TD receptions, which also ranks fourth among all players in school history . . . also finished his career ranked third among Spartan tight ends in catches (104) and receiving yards (1,238) . . . two-time recipient of the MSU Football Players Association Community Service Award (2015, 2016) . . . two-time nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, recognizing college football players who exemplify a superior commitment to community service and volunteerism . . . one of 25 players in program history to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors four times . . . received his bachelor’s degree in hospitality business in December 2016.

2016 SEASON (SENIOR): Named third-team All-Big Ten by the coaches for the second straight year . . . also earned honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades by the media . . . second-team All-Big Ten pick by Pro Football Focus . . . finished second on team in receptions (38), third in receiving yards (387) and tied for first in receiving TDs (5) . . . the 38 receptions and 387 receiving yards marked single-season career highs . . . the 38 receptions also tied for second most by a Spartan tight end in a single season . . . his five TD catches were most by a Big Ten tight end during the regular season . . . named a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy (nation’s top scholar-athlete) . . . chosen as one of 11 semifinalists for the Wuerffel Trophy for community service combined with athletic and academic achievement . . . selected one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award; to be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition . . named to midseason watch list for the Mackey Award (nation’s most outstanding tight end) . . . tied career high with six catches for 63 yards in his final collegiate game at No. 7 Penn State . . . recorded his first multi-TD game with two TD catches vs. Rutgers (2 yards, 4 yards) as part of three receptions for 13 yards . . . recorded a career-high six catches for 65 yards at Illinois, including a season-long 26-yard catch . . . led team with three receptions vs. No. 2 Michigan, finishing with 29 yards . . . caught his 19th career TD pass vs. Northwestern, adding to his school record for a tight end and giving him solo possession of sixth overall in MSU history, finishing with four catches for 52 yards . . . became just the fourth Spartan tight end to reach the 1,000 career yards plateau, topping the mark with 29 yards vs. BYU . . . started the BYU game and had two receptions for 29 yards . . . caught his 18th career TD catch in game at Indiana, adding to his school record for a tight end, as part of his four catches for 18 yards . . . his TD came with 11 seconds left on a 4th-and-goal for MSU to tie the game and force OT . . . had five catches vs. No. 11 Wisconsin and totaled 58 yards against the Badgers . . . made first start of season at No. 18 Notre Dame, logging two catches for 24 yards, including a 23-yard catch for his second 20+ reception in as many games . . . also caught two-point conversion from holder Matt Macksood that gave MSU an 8-7 lead and the Spartans never trailed again . . . recorded his first career TD catch of more than 20 yards with a 21-yard TD reception in the season opener vs. Furman.

2015 SEASON (JUNIOR): Third-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . also a third-team All-Big Ten pick by Phil Steele . . . named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 5 Team . . . Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honoree . . . named winner of the Gwendolyn Norrell Community Service & Leadership Award at the 2016 MSU Student-Athlete Support Services Academic Gala (presented to the student-athlete who best exemplifies the goals of the PACT [Putting Athletes and Community Together] program, excelling in the field of community service and outreach) . . . also received the MSU Football Players Association Community Service Award at the team banquet . . . ranked fourth on the team and led tight ends with 23 catches for 267 yards (11.6 avg.) in 12 games of action, including three starts . . . ranked second on the team and tied a single-season school record for a tight end with six TD receptions . . . 17 of his 23 catches resulted in either a touchdown or first down (74 percent) . . . was featured on the Mackey Award Midseason Watch List (nation’s most outstanding tight end) . . . missed two games (Purdue, Rutgers) with an ankle injury . . . had four catches for 39 yards vs. No. 2 Alabama in the College Football Semifinal . . . had three receptions for 33 yards vs. Penn State . . . named one of three Spartan unsung heroes in the win at No. 2 Ohio State . . . caught two passes for 21 yards at Nebraska . . . had three catches for 51 yards, including a 13-yard TD grab, vs. Indiana . . . set a Spartan record for most career touchdown catches by a tight end with a 5-yard reception from Connor Cook in the second quarter against Central Michigan . . . also named Spartan Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. CMU . . . had a 15-yard reception for a TD vs. Air Force . . . caught two passes for 23 yards, including a 12-yard TD reception in the first quarter, in the victory over No. 7 Oregon . . . had three catches for 49 yards in the season opener at Western Michigan, including a 9-yard TD reception.

2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games, including six starts at tight end . . . led Spartan tight ends and ranked tied for third on the team with 26 catches . . . ranked second on the team in TD receptions (6) and fourth in receiving yards (374) . . . tied a school single-season record for most TD catches (6) by a tight end (Kellen Davis, 2007) . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media) . . . second-team All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . honorable mention pick for the CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sophomore Team . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for second straight year . . . had three receptions for 27 yards, including an 8-yard TD catch from Connor Cook in the fourth quarter, during MSU’s comeback victory over No. 4 Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic . . . had five catches for 72 yards, including a 16-yard TD reception, vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . collected a career-high 83 receiving yards on three receptions, including a career-long 67-yard catch and a 10-yard TD reception, at Indiana . . . had two catches for 16 yards at Purdue, including a 2-yard TD reception . . . named Spartan Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. No. 19 Nebraska and also had a 21-yard reception . . . had a 19-yard TD reception against Wyoming . . . had a season-high five catches for 51 yards, including a 7-yard TD reception, at No. 3 Oregon . . . had three receptions for 54 yards, including a 32-yard reception, in the season opener against Jacksonville State.

2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 14 games, including six starts, to earn his first letter . . . led Spartan tight ends with 17 receptions for 210 yards (12.4 avg.) . . . ranked second on the team with four touchdown receptions . . . Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . had a 9-yard catch in the 100th Rose Bowl Game against fifth-ranked Stanford . . . tied a season best with three catches for 24 yards, including a 9-yard TD grab, against No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship . . . hauled in a 12-yard touchdown reception vs. Minnesota . . . tied his season high with three receptions for 35 yards, including a 15-yard TD grab, at Northwestern . . . had two catches for 21 yards at Illinois, including his first career TD reception on a 13-yard grab in the third quarter . . . his 26-yard catch in the fourth quarter set up MSU’s only offensive TD of the game in the win against Purdue . . . had a season-long 39-yard reception vs. Indiana . . . caught three passes for 28 yards vs. Youngstown State.

2012 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top tight ends by 247Sports.com (No. 16) and Rivals.com (No. 19) . . . named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest Teams . . . rated among Indiana’s top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 5), 247Sports.com (No. 7) and Rivals.com (No. 10) . . . four-year starter for Coach Josh Edwards at Eastern High School in Greentown, Ind. . . . two-time Top 50 All-State selection by the Indiana Football Coaches Association . . . also earned first-team all-state (Class 2A) honors from The Associated Press as a senior . . . two-time first-team all-area and all-conference pick . . . named the state’s top senior tight end by the IFCA as part of the Mr. Football program . . . had 39 receptions for 524 yards (13.4 avg.) and four touchdowns in 2011 . . . threw for 114 yards and rushed for 106 yards as a senior . . . recorded 59 tackles, with 19.5 resulting in losses including 13 sacks, in 2011 . . . forced five fumbles, blocked two punts and returned a punt for a TD as a senior . . . caught four passes for 123 yards and a score vs. Oak Hill . . . had a career-best 41 catches for 574 yards (14.0 avg.) and eight TDs in 2010 . . . registered 95 tackles, with 23 for losses including 10 sacks, as a junior . . . had a season-high nine receptions for 155 yards and a TD vs. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in 2010 . . . his career receiving totals include 130 receptions for 1,920 yards (14.8 avg.) . . . accounted for 29 career TDs . . . produced 286 career tackles, with 65.5 for losses including a school-record 41.5 sacks . . . also participated in basketball and track and field . . . eclipsed the 1,000-point career milestone in basketball as a senior . . . son of Tim and Mary Price . . . born July 19, 1993 . . . serves as one of the football team’s representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) . . . selected as SAAC outreach chair for 2015-16 . . . participated in a variety of community service events, including the Ingham County Child Benefit Fund, DARE Graduations, and March is Reading Month . . . spent 2 and 1/2 weeks in Australia (June-July 2015), participating in MSU’s study abroad International Summer Sports Program . . . received his bachelor’s degree in hospitality business in December 2016.

PRICE'S CAREER STATISTICS

RECEIVING G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2013................ 14 17 210 4 39 1.2 12.4 15.0 2014................ 13 26 374 6 67 2.0 14.4 28.8 2015................ 12 23 267 6 31 1.9 11.6 22.2 2016................ 12 38 387 5 26 3.2 10.2 32.2 TOTAL............... 51 104 1238 21 67 2.0 11.9 24.3

SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2013................ 14 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 24 1.7 2014................ 13 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 36 2.8 2015................ 12 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 36 3.0 2016................ 12 5 0 5 0 0 1 0 32 2.7 TOTAL............... 51 21 0 21 0 0 1 0 128 2.5

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