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Former Buc Maurice Price Named CFL Offensive Player of Week

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Former Charleston Southern wide receiver Maurice Price was named CFL (Canadian Football League) Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Calgary Stampeders win over the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday night.

Price, who starred at CSU from 2004-06 and ranks second in Big South history in receptions (202) and fifth in receiving yards (2,429), caught five passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns in the Stampeders' 37-34 victory. The third-year CFL veteran established career-highs in yardage and touchdowns as he reeled in scores of 66, 42 and 33 yards.

Price has spent time in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He highlighted his NFL career by making the Chiefs' 53-man roster out of training camp in 2008, and later that season also spent time on the Patriots' active roster.

Price teamed with Charleston Southern quarterback Collin Drafts to give the Bucs one of the most dynamic passing duos in all of college football. He earned All-Big South and All-American honors in 2006, helping lead CSU to a 9-0 start and No. 14 national ranking. Price finished that season as the NCAA Division I leader in receptions with 103, becoming just the seventh player in FCS Football history to surpass the 100-catch plateau. He was also instrumental in CSU's Big South Conference Championship season of 2005, finishing with a conference-best 72 receptions and 1,043 yards, as well as seven touchdowns.

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