Billy Price’s four seasons in Columbus have culminated with him being named the nation’s best center. The Ohio State Buckeyes’ second recipient of the Rimington Trophy in as many years, Price has set a school record with 54 (and counting) consecutive starts. He seamlessly followed in Pat Elflein’s footsteps by transitioning from a national-championship winning guard to an award-winning center as a senior.
Billy Price is our winner!! @OhioStateFB pic.twitter.com/ePzpJnCyew— Rimington Trophy (@rimingtontrophy) December 7, 2017
Price was already a proud member of Buckeye Grove heading into his final season, but his status as a two-time All-American shouldn’t leave him waiting long for a phone call during the 2018 NFL Draft. Ohio State runs a variety of rushing schemes successfully, but it wouldn’t be possible without having a center capable of both pulling into space:
Billy Price pic.twitter.com/V10kmSjpAY— J.R. (@JReidDraftScout) November 26, 2017
As well as generating a consistent push straight through the heart of the defense on a consistent basis:
Beautiful things happen when the OL plays angry...#BeatUSC pic.twitter.com/ZSEAvK05v2— Billy Price (@b_price54) December 4, 2017
The center is the only football player guaranteed to touch the ball on every single play, and the Buckeyes benefited immensely from Price’s expertise which culminated in two Big Ten Championship, four wins over TTUN, and one shiny national title nobody will ever forget.
Buckeye nation thanks Price for his service, and wishes him the best of luck on his NFL journey.