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Mountaineers Dismiss Price From Team PDF Print
Written by Mike Flynn   
Sunday, 13 October 2013 13:47

Appalachian State University football head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Sunday that sophomore wide receiver Sean Price has been dismissed from the program due to repeated violations of team rules.



"No player in our program, regardless of how talented he is, is above our team, our University or our community. Repeated behavior that does not meet the high standards that we hold our student-athletes to will not be tolerated. I truly hope that Sean gets on the right track and is able to utilize the talent that he possesses in the future. I wish him nothing but the best."

Appalachian State will have no further comment on the issue.

Price was suspended for the first two games of the season for violating team rules in late August. In four games this season, including three starts, Price caught 20 passes for 297 yards and a touchdown. He caught four passes for 16 yards in Saturday's loss against Samford.

Despite playing just 10 games in 2012, Price turned in the most prolific season by a freshman wide receiver in NCAA Division I FCS history. He broke long-standing FCS records for receptions and receiving yards by a freshman (the latter of which was held by Randy Moss), and he was a top candidate for the 2013 Walter Payton Award (FCS National Player of the Year), as well as earning preseason all-America and all-Southern Conference honors.

Price was mamed National co-Freshman of the Year by College Sports Journal; he placed third in voting for the Jerry Rice Award (NCAA Division I FCS Freshman of the Year — The Sports Network), and he garnered first-team all-America honors from College Sports Journal and third-team recognition from The Sports Network.

Price was named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year (Appalachian State’s first since Armanti Edwards in 2006), and he was selected as a first-team all-conference selection by the league’s coaches and media. Price played in 10 games and made nine starts.


Photo Courtesy: Sean Price, App State Athletics

 

  
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