2006: Fifth-year senior Mario Price is expected to contribute on special teams and at running back, where he stands No. 3 behind co-No. 1's Paul Mosley and Brandon Whitaker ... The former walk-on was awarded a scholarship at the end of fall camp ... One of six 2006 Bears playing with degree in hand, he received his undergraduate degree in Aug. 2006.
2005: As a junior, Price played in four games for the Bears ... Rushed six times for 34 yards on the season, an average of 5.7 yards per carry ... Had three rushes for 10 yards against Samford, two carries for seven yards at Army and one tote for a career-long 17 yards against No. 2 Texas ... Also saw action against Missouri ... Played 17 snaps ... Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2004: Saw action in eight games as a sophomore, mainly on special teams, to earn his first varsity letter ... Recorded a pair of tackles (one solo) on the year, but did not post any offensive statistics ... Saw action on 49 snaps ... Member of the spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2003: Joined the program as a walk-on transfer from Army but was forced to sit out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.
At Army: Lettered as a true freshman cornerback for coach Todd Berry's 2002 Army squad ... Appeared in all 12 games for the Black Knights and recorded five tackles (four solos) with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Also had seven kick off returns for 108 yards ... Averaged 15.4 per kick return with a long of 29 yards.
High School: Keller High School, Keller, Texas ... Three-sport standout for the Indians ... As a senior team captain, he rushed 175 times for 1,112 yards and 12 touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 347 yards and five touchdowns ... Earned all-district honors as both a running back and a kick returner as a senior ... Also garnered all-county honors in final prep season after scoring on a 93-yard kickoff return and a 67-yard punt return ... Fort Worth Star Telegram Top 75 member also played in the Coca-Cola Classic All-Star Game and was a Lowe's Scholar-Athlete ... Earned all-district honors at cornerback as a junior in 2000 after recording 68 tackles and four interceptions ... Also rushed 22 times for 208 yards and five touchdowns in 2000 ... As a sophomore, he tallied 47 tackles and two interceptions en route to all-district honors ... A three-year letterwinner in football, he also lettered three times in track and twice in basketball ... Coached by Ken Mizell at the District 5-5A school ... Texas Scholar was a National Honor Society member and an A-B honor roll student.
Personal: The son of Michael and Brenda Price, Mario Victor Price was born May 13, 1984, in Fort Worth, Texas ... Health fitness studies major.