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September 20, 2013

Ken-West senior Alex Price back from injury and better than ever

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Tonawanda News — After three months of rigorous rehabilitation to recover from the injury, Price was back in time for basketball season. He helped lead the Blue Devils to a spot in the Final Four at Buffalo State before falling to local powerhouse Niagara Falls in the semifinals. 

Price loves basketball, but football is his No. 1 passion. He said it’s like breathing: he can’t live without the game.

”Football is my life. I live and die football,” he said. “I’ve been playing since I was 6 years old and nothing can ever be bigger than football besides family. It’s my dream. I hopefully one day can go to college and play football, and then be in the league one day.”

That passion is what drove Price in his preparation for this season. The first snap of the season was emotional for him because there was a time when some thought he’d never play the game again.

Price always knew he had to make it back; he had to cross the goal line once again. He chases that feeling. He already has four touchdowns through his the team’s first two games.

”When I get the ball that’s all I want to do — I just want to score to give my team the advantage,” Price said. “I have to give it up to my teammates, though, especially my linemen. They block great and do a heck of a job.”

Harris continues to be impressed with the way Price contributes in all three phases of the game. He always finds a way to fight for a few extra yards in the return game, plays well on the defensive side of the ball and finishes his runs on offense. 

But what really makes Price invaluable is the way he brings along teammates, Harris said. He’s a captain for a reason.

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