|High School:||Alief Taylor|
Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014)
» Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
Givens Price is one of four senior offensive tackles with significant playing experience who return for the 2015 season, making for excellent competition for playing time at the position. The 6-4, 310-pound Price worked his way into a prominent role on the offensive line in 2014, and handled the transition to a new offense well in the spring. Price also has previous experience at guard and also could contend for action at that spot in 2015.
Price moved from guard to tackle in 2014, and was Nebraska’s third tackle for the majority of the season, alternating with Zach Sterup on the right side. Price was in the starting lineup three times while Sterup was sidelined by injury. The play of Price and the offensive line helped Nebraska rank among the top 20 nationally in scoring offense and rushing offense.
Price continues to excel off the field, being named to the academic All-Big Ten team for three straight years. Price earned his degree in accounting/management in May and will play the 2015 season as a graduate student.
Price saw action in 12 games, making starts against Florida Atlantic, Iowa and USC. Price’s play in his first career start against Florida Atlantic helped Nebraska set a Big Ten modern era record for total offense with 784 yards, including 498 rushing yards. The group up front powered running back Ameer Abdullah’s record-setting season, as he became NU’s career leader in all-purpose yards while ranking second in rushing. The line also helped Nebraska rank among the top offenses in the Big Ten in protecting the quarterback.
Price played in eight games as a reserve guard. His role increased late in the season with numerous injuries on the line, and he became a regular on the Huskers’ PAT and field goal units.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Price added depth, and played in wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State and Idaho State.
Price redshirted in his first season in 2011.
Before Nebraska (Alief Taylor HS)
Price helped Coach J.D. Jordan and Alief Taylor High School in Houston to a 10-2 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs in 2010. Price’s play was a key part of an explosive offense that averaged 39.6 points per game and topped the 40-point barrier seven times during the 2010 season. For his play, Price earned second-team Class 5A all-state honors. Price also stood out during his junior season, helping the team to a 9-4 record and a trip to the third round of the 5A playoffs. Price was regarded as one of the top 70 offensive guard prospects in the country by both Scout and ESPN. Price only visited Nebraska, but also had offers from Baylor, Rice and UTEP.
Price was born on Oct. 3, 1994, and was one of the youngest signees ever for Nebraska. Givens is the son of Edithmary Price. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times. Price has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Uplifting Athletes, Make-A-Wish and local hospital visits.
» Games Started – 3 (all in 2014)