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Pittsburgh defensive end Ejuan Price eligible to play in 2016

Pittsburgh's biggest addition on national signing day may not have come from a recruit.

The school announced Wednesday that All-ACC defensive end Ejuan Price has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA for the 2016 season.

The 6-foot, 250-pound Price finished third in the ACC in 2015 in both sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (19.5), which were good for 10th and 8th nationally, respectively. He added 9 quarterback hurries, 1 fumble recovery, 1 forced fumble and 1 blocked kick.

Price was an ESPN four-star prospect from Woodland Hills (Pennsylvania) High in 2011 who had initially signed with Ohio State before then-Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel's resignation. Price then signed with Pitt in June of 2011.

Price missed all of the 2012 season while rehabbing a pectoral injury, then missed the final seven games of the 2013 campaign after suffering a back injury. He then missed the entire 2014 season after suffering a chest muscle injury in the offseason.

Price earned first-team All-ACC recognition in 2015 from both the media and the coaches.

The Panthers went 8-5 (6-2 ACC) in 2015 under first-year coach Pat Narduzzi.