Oct 5, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price (17) tries to run past Stanford Cardinal inside linebacker Shayne Skov (11) in the fourth quarter at Stanford Stadium. The Cardinal defeated the Huskies 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Sarkisian praises Keith Price's toughness against Stanford

Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price has proven to be resilient time and time again. After a lackluster 2012 during which Price underperformed, he’s bounced back to put together a strong start to the current season. Price’s mental and physical toughness are two of his biggest assets, and head coach Steve Sarkisian recognizes just how impressive the young quarterback is.

Sarkisian spoke about Price after Washington’s heartbreaking 31-28 loss to Stanford, a game in which Price threw for 350 yards despite being sacked five times:

Stanford’s front seven, that’s an NFL front. They got after him, they hit him, and I just thought he showed a great deal of toughness. The Alamo Bowl [in 2011 against Baylor], he had some fun plays in there, he was running around, throwing the ball all over the place. But the toughness he exuded Saturday was I think the biggest difference there in those two games. I think he was the focal point in both games, but that game Saturday, some of the shots he took, for him to continue to get back up to throw the football, to make really critical throws on third downs in the second half, I just thought was tremendous (The Herald).

Price will need every bit of that toughness when the No. 2 Oregon Ducks come into Seattle on Saturday. The game will begin at 1:00 p.m. PT and can be seen on Fox Sports 1.

[Source: The Herald]

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