In the last two games of his Tennessee career, Peerless Price demonstrated the value of quality over quantity.
In the 1998 SEC Championship Game, with his team trailing Mississippi State 14–10, Price’s 41-yard TD catch put Tennessee up for good. It was a prelude to his heroics in the inaugural BCS title game against Florida State one month later.
Price only caught four passes, but for 199 yards. The backbreaker was a 79-yard catch and run from QB Tee Martin — Tennessee’s longest play from scrimmage all year — and broke the game’s second half scoring drought while sending the Vols to their first consensus national title since 1951.
Price spent nine seasons in the NFL with three different teams before retiring from football in 2007. In spite of reports in December 2010 of his Atlanta home being foreclosed, Price has settled into life as a devoted family man.
He is currently on the Board of Trustees at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville, GA, and lives in nearby Braselton with his wife, Raneisha, and two daughters, Caeden and Kai. Price is also involved in various youth mentoring programs, coaches AAU basketball and soccer and speaks on behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Peerless Price profile