Sept. 13, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference 2012 Football Legends Class includes 14 former SEC stars who have made a name for themselves as great athletes on the playing field. The conference is announcing the legends from its Eastern Division schools today and the Western Division schools on Friday.
This year's class has Heisman Trophy winners, All-Americans, All-SEC and Academic All-Americans as well as NCAA and SEC record holders. The group represents teams that won National and SEC Championships and are represented in state, school and National Football Foundation Halls of Fame.
The class will be honored at the 2012 SEC Football "Weekend of Champions" Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Atlanta, Ga. The annual SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will be held Nov. 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta and the group will also be recognized prior to the SEC Football Championship Game, which will be held at the Georgia Dome on Sat., Dec. 1.
TENNESSEE - Peerless Price, Wide Receiver, 1995-98
Peerless Price caught 147 passes for 2,298 yards and 19 touchdowns over a four-year career at Tennessee, including a Second Team All-SEC season as a senior in 1998 in which he caught 61 passes for 920 yards and 10 touchdowns. Price was named Most Valuable Player of both Tennessee's national championship-winning effort in the Fiesta Bowl in 1999 catching four passes for 199 yards, including a 79-yard fourth-quarter grab that proved to be the game winner against Florida State. He was also of the 1998 SEC Championship Game against Mississippi State. Price ranks fourth in school history in receptions and receiving touchdowns and third in receiving. Price is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and his 10 receiving touchdowns in 1998 rank tied for fifth in Vol history. A two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Price was taken in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He played nine seasons in the NFL with the Bills, Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys.