Offensive lineman E.J. Price recently signed with the Pirates for the 2021 season. It will be his first playing in the IFL. In early 2020 Price signed with the CFL’s British Columbia Lions only to be disappointed when the season was cancelled due to the pandemic. A year prior, Price played for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders, also in the CFL. He demonstrated his ability to be an effective pass and rush blocker. Price also spent time in The Spring League playing with the Generals. Price’s speed and strength should make him a valuable asset to the Pirates offense.
Price played his sophomore season at the University of Kentucky in 2018. It was the program’s best season since 1977. The team went 10-3, 5-3 in the SEC. The Wildcats were led by quarterback, Terry Wilson, and running back, Benny Snell, who was eventually drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Price played in all 13 games, starting in 11. His first start came at Florida. Price helped pave the way for Snell as he rushed for his third straight season of 1,000-plus yards. The Wildcats ended up playing Penn State in the 2019 Citrus Bowl and played in front of 60,000 people. The result, a 27-24 Wildcat victory.
Price’s college career nearly began in Georgia as a Bulldog. Instead, he changed direction and committed to play at USC in 2016. A few weeks into his freshman year Price decided to transfer and headed back east. By 2017 he was enrolled at University of Kentucky. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he was forced to sit out the entire ‘17 season.
Price was a highly sought prospect coming out of high school. He was the 84th ranked prospect of the 2016 recruiting class nationally and the 8th best offensive tackle. Price was the 10th best prospect coming out of Georgia. Price will be entering his age-23 season with the Pirates.