Ohio State Center Billy Price Sets School Record with 51st Consecutive Start

By Dan Hope on November 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm
Billy Price

Ohio State center Billy Price set a school record on Saturday by starting his 51st consecutive game as a Buckeye.

By taking the field for Ohio State's first offensive play once again for Saturday's game against Michigan State, Price broke the record previously held by Luke Fickell.

A fifth-year senior, Price has started every game in his four-year playing career to date. After starting at left guard for the 2014 national championship team and again in 2015, Price started at right guard in 2016 before moving to center for his final season as a Buckeye.

Fickell, a former assistant coach for the Buckeyes who is now the head coach at Cincinnati, set the previous Ohio State record by starting 50 consecutive games at nose tackle from 1993 to 1996.

Price, from Austintown, Ohio, is regarded as one of the best offensive linemen in the nation and was named as one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award earlier this week.

Should Price remain in the lineup for every Ohio State game the rest of the season, he could potentially tie Pat Elflein's school record – depending on whether the Buckeyes make the Big Ten Championship Game – for most career games played (55).

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