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December 7, 2013

Price is 2013 News Player of the Year

Price named News Player of the Year


Tonawanda News — Harris said it's almost like he plays the game at another level.

"Especially when he got through the line of scrimmage to that second level. That's what makes a great running back — when they get through the line of scrimmage, their vision, their feel and their cutback ability to make the big plays," he said, "That's one of the things he was very good at. He was also very good at finding that goal line when we got in the red zone. But what he was real outstanding at was when we need first downs, big gains and to keep the chains moving, he was outstanding at getting the ball over that line to make a first down."

Price's drive and determination helped him overcome a serious neck injury that he doesn't even like to talk about anymore. It's in the past, and he's moved on.

"Last year was just a stumble with my neck, a bump in the road. But I got through," Price said.

Next up for the senior running back will hopefully be a college career in the game that he loves. He lives football and wants to continue to compete.

Harris thinks that wherever Price goes, if it's on a football field he'll be right at home.

"Alex is such an athlete you can call a double reverse, running back pass, whatever and he just runs it to perfection," Harris said. "I've never really seen anything like that in high school before."

Alex Price • School: Kenmore West • Position: Running Back • Height: 5-foot-9 • Weights: 170 pounds • Stats: 964 yards, 22 total TDs

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