Texas A&M Sep 3, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the sideline during the second half against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

The college football world has suffered a big loss. Texas A&M defensive line coach Terry Price has passed away at age 55. The news was first reported by KBTX, which confirmed the news of Price’s untimely passing through a family member. The exact circumstances and details of Price’s death aren’t clear at this time.

Price played at Texas A&M from 1969-89 and was a notable member of the Aggies coaching staff under Kevin Sumlin and Jimbo Fisher. While he was known as a being a “grill master,” Price was also known for his ability to develop and recruit defensive linemen. He was a wildly popular coach among his players and has put nine players into the NFL, including Myles Garrett, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Since the announcement of Price’s passing, several notable tributes have been posted on social media:

SB Nation’s Good Bull Hunting provided a touching tribute to Price:

Terry Price was authentic. He was real. And you could see that in everything he did. Nothing he did was for show. It was all for the love of his school, his job, and his family.

The d line cookout tweets weren’t a recruiting tool. They were genuine and heartfelt moments where Coach Price and his family opened their home to fellowship and comfort for young men from across the country. In every video you hear him say “Make sure you get some of this” or “yall don’t hold back” or something to that effect because Coach Price was just that kind of guy. It was authentic love that he shared with his players. He loved his players in the same way he loved his family. Wholeheartedly, fully, and without any hesitation.

It’s awful to hear that this happened to Price. And his passing clearly touched many throughout the college football world. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Price is survived by his wife Kenya and sons Alexander and Devin.

[KBTX; photo from Maria Lysaker/USA TODAY Sports]

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