Texas A&M defensive ends coach Terry Price, a longtime SEC assistant and former Aggie football standout, has died at age 55, the university announced Friday.
Price ranked as one of the top defensive line coaches in college football during a career in the SEC that spanned nearly 30 years. Between 1995 and 2011, Price split his time between Auburn and Ole Miss, working under Tommy Tuberville and later Houston Nutt. After briefly agreeing to rejoin Tuberville at Texas Tech, Price changed course and ultimately joined his alma mater as Texas A&M ventured into the SEC in 2012.
“Terry was not only a great Aggie, football coach and recruiter, he was an even better husband, father and man,” Aggie head coach Jimbo Fisher said in statement from the university. “The impact he had on this program and his players is immeasurable. Our football family has suffered an incredible loss. We will continue to hold Kenya and the boys in our thoughts and prayers.”
Under Price’s watch, the Aggies became a defensive line factory. In 2014, Price landed No. 1 national recruit Myles Garrett from Arlington (Texas) Martin High School and develop him into the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Since joining the Aggies in 2012, Price helped recruit and develop nine NFL Draft picks, all of whom were selected in the first four rounds.
In 2015, Price shifted over to primarily focus on defensive ends. When the Aggies added rising star defensive line coach Elijah Robinson to work with Price three years later, Texas A&M’s defensive line recruiting hit the…