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Billy Price

School

Ohio State

Position
Center
Major
Business Aministration
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Classroom

Billy Price graduated this spring with his degree in business administration with a specialization in operations management. He was named a Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar for the 2016-17 academic year for having a GPA above 3.70 for the year. He is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree. He spent a week interning at Nike’s world headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., this July.

Character

Price, who is coming off of a 4.0 GPA spring semester, is an unquestioned leader of the Ohio State football team. He is a two-time team captain as voted on by his teammates, and he was one of three team representatives at Big Ten Media Days this past summer. 

Community

Price travelled to Jamaica this summer as part of the Athletic Department’s Soles4Souls program, immersing himself in the Jamaican culture while being exposed to the impact giving a pair of shoes to those in need can have on a community. He is also a regular on Ohio State community service efforts at local food banks, elementary schools and hospitals.

Competition

Price was a first-team All-American in 2016 (AFCA), and he is a leading contender for the Rimington Award this season as the nation’s top center. He was part of an offensive line last year that was one of three finalists for the Joe Moore Offensive Line of the Year award. He helped power the Buckeyes to a No. 1 ranking in the Big Ten in rushing, and 11th nationally in 2016. He has started 41 consecutive games entering the season, he is on pace to break the school record for consecutive starts (50), and he could tie or break the record for most games played (55) in a career.