Josiah Price Ready To Step Forward And Lead

Spartan Digest spoke one-on-one with Michigan State junior tight end Josiah Price about his success and desire to take on more of a leadership role in 2015.

There is no mistaking junior tight end Josiah Price has put himself in a position to become one of the Spartans team leaders with his work on and off the field.

Price, who has been featured on the John Mackey Award Watch List and earned a few preseason All-Big Ten selections, is coming off a sophomore season that saw him pull in 28 catches for 374 yards and six touchdowns.

While his stats have climbed, Price remains one of the Spartans top off the field producers serving as the team's representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and being named tot he Wuerffel Trophy Watch List for his community service, academic and athletic achievements. Price has also been nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team that recognizes college football players who exemplify a superior commitment to community service and volunteerism.

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PRIOR TO MSU

Price is another in a long line of three sport athletes Mark Dantonio wanted following his summer camp performance prior to his senior year. Capable of playing along the defensive line coming out of high school, Price showed Spartan coaches his skill set and athletic ability was what they needed to keep a strong presence at the tight end position.

SINCE ARRIVING AT MSU

Has become one of Connor Cook's most reliable targets and has increased his production in each of his first two seasons. Last season Price seemed to always make a catch when the Spartans needed one and scored touchdowns against Oregon, Wyoming, Purdue, Indiana, Ohio State and Baylor. Price currently ranks thrid in school history among tight ends with 10 career touchdown receptions.


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