Jabari Price

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Jabari Price
Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1992-08-31) August 31, 1992 (age 27)
Pompano Beach, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Blanche Ely
(Pompano Beach, Florida)
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 225
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 10
Sacks: 0.0
Pass deflections: 0
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Jabari Price (born August 31, 1992) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at North Carolina. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round, 225th overall of the 2014 NFL Draft.

High school career

Price attended Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Florida. He played as a cornerback and free safety. In 2010, his senior year, opponents threw his way only 23 times and he still made five interceptions and 12 pass break-ups, to go along with 39 tackles and 5 forced fumbles, helping lead Ely to an 11-2 record and the state 5A regionals, where they nearly pulled off an upset of St. Thomas Aquinas, the nation’s No. 1 team. He was named All-county and played in the annual Dade vs. Broward County high school all-star game in January. The United States Achievement Academy named Price an All-American Scholar in 2010.[1]

As a member of Blanche Ely's track & field team, Price competed as a sprinter. In 2008, he took eighth in the 200 meters (23.42s) and eight in the 400-meter dash (52.95s) at the BCAA North Meet.[2] At the FHSAA 4A District Meet, he ran a personal-best time of 11.32 seconds in the 100-meter dash and ran the third leg on the 4 × 100 m relay squad, helping them win the event with a time of 41.48 seconds.[3] He also posted a career-best time of 21.42 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the Charles Johnson Invitational as a senior.[4]


He was rated the no. 83 cornerback in the country by Rivals, and received 7 D-1 scholarship offers, including letters from Minnesota and Rutgers, but ultimately decided to play for Butch Davis and the North Carolina Tar Heels.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Jabari Price
Pompano Beach, Florida Blanche Ely High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 171 lb (78 kg) N/A Nov 3, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 115 (CB)   Rivals: 83 (CB)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "2010 North Carolina College Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014.

College career

As a true freshman cornerback, Price played in all 13 games, starting in the final four. He recorded 20 tackles, four pass break-ups and one interception. He missed a four games his sophomore season due to hand surgery, but still ended up with 16 tackles, two pass break-ups and a tackle for loss. His junior year is when he stepped his game up. In 11 games, he tallied 76 tackles (good for third on the team), 9 pass break-ups (good for first), 4 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one QB hurry and one interception. He registered at least 4 tackles in each game. His final year at UNC, he posted 74 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 9 pass break-ups and a forced fumble while starting all 12 games, earning All-ACC honorable mention accolades.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
200 lb
(91 kg)
31 58 in
(0.80 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.45 s 1.55 s 2.60 s 4.30 s 7.04 s 29.5 in
(0.75 m)
9 ft 4 in
(2.84 m)
16 reps
All values from the NFL Combine and Pro Day[6]

After being projected as a fifth-seventh round pick,[7][8] Price was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round (225th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[9] On May 16, 2014, the Vikings signed Price and Kendall James (sixth round) to rookie contracts.[10] He agreed to a 4 year/$2.28 million contract.[11]

On September 3, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve.[12]

On September 2, 2017, Price was released by the Vikings.[13]


  1. ^ Brousseau, Dave (January 20, 2010). "Parade set to honor Miramar High football champs". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  2. ^ http://fl.milesplit.com/meets/35437/results/63522
  3. ^ http://fl.milesplit.com/meets/64349/results/119496
  4. ^ http://fl.milesplit.com/meets/62052/results/114587
  5. ^ Barbour, Brian (December 2, 2013). "Four Tar Heels Named First Team All-ACC". Tar Heel Blog. SB Nation. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  6. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  7. ^ Draft Profile
  8. ^ "Jabari Price". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  9. ^ Zinski, Dan (May 10, 2014). "2014 NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings Select CB Jabari Price". The Viking Age. Fansided. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  10. ^ Gates, Christopher (May 16, 2014). "2014 NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings Sign Kendall James and Jabari Price". The Daily Norseman. SB Nation. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  11. ^ Jabari Price - Current Salary Information
  12. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set 53-Man Roster". Vikings.com. September 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Roster". Vikings.com. September 2, 2017.

External links

  • North Carolina Tar Heels bio
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