WEEKLY LOOK: How does Ejuan Price compare to game's best?

Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price has been one of the most disruptive forces across the college football landscape this season. PantherMore.com gives you a weekly tracking of Price's season stat line and how it compares to the best defensive ends in the past eight years of college football.

OAKLAND--Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price has been named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which is presented every year to college football's most outstanding defensive player.

Price is one of 18 players named to the list and one of nine defensive ends. Other players of note are LSU defensive end Arden Key, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers, Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett and Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen.

Aaron Donald won the award in 2013.

Below are Price's 2016 stats and how they compare to the best statistical defensive ends in the past eight years. Price's projected 2016 stats are listed in parenthesis.

Statistic Ejuan Price, Pitt 2015 Carl Nassib, PSU 2015 Nate Orchard, Utah 2014 Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas 2013 Jadeveon Clowney, SC 2012 Whitney Mercilus, Illinois 2011 Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson 2010 Jerry Hughes, TCU 2009 Brian Orakpo, Texas 2008
combined tackles 27.5 (44.7) 38.5 69 51 47 42.5 53.5 45 36
Tackles for loss 16 (26) 19.5 21 19 23.5 22.5 25 16.5 17.5
Sacks 9 (14.6) 15.5 18.5 13 13 16 15.5 11.5 11.5
QB hurries 9 (14.6) 0 2 15 5 6 11 7 15
Forced fumbles 3 (4.9) 6 3 2 5 9 2 2 4
Awards ? Lombardi, Hendricks Hendricks Hendricks Hendricks Hendricks Nagurski, Hendricks Hendricks Lombardi, Hendricks


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