Jan. 21, 2010
ATHENS, Ohio-Ohio seniors Thad Turner and Taylor Price will represent the Bobcats in two postseason all-star games. Turner will play in Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game (3 p.m. ET, ESPN2) in Orlando, while Price will participate in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 30 at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT), which will be televised on the NFL Network.
Price was named second-team All-MAC at wide receiver this season after beginning the season on the preseason Biletnikoff Award watch list. The Hilliard, Ohio native finished as Ohio’s all-time leader in career receptions (149) and second in career touchdown catches (14) and receiving yards (2,019).
He becomes the seventh Bobcat to compete in the game, behind Dave Zastudil (2002), Todd Snyder (1969), John Frick (1964), Skip Hoovler (1964), Dick Schulz (1962) and Joe Dean (1961).
Turner, another second-team All-MAC honoree in 2009, started every game at cornerback this season. He finished his career with 105 tackles, 13 pass breakups and three interceptions.
The Marietta, Ga. native will be the eighth Bobcat to compete in that game, behind Dion Byrum (2006), Mike Green (1976), John Frick (1965), Dick Schulz (1962), Dick Grecni (1960), John Kerns (1947) and Art Lewis (1936).