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Everyone was buzzing about Keith Price after he outplayed Heisman-winner Robert Griffin III in the 2011 Alamo Bowl.
Price started the 2012 season being hailed as a dark-horse Heisman contender. However, it didn't take long before he fell out of the Heisman race and out of the spotlight completely.
After Washington started off the season just 3-4, Price was able to rally the Huskies and lead them to four straight victories, including an upset of Oregon State.
Ultimately, however, they ended up finishing just 7-6 for the third straight year.
The one-time Heisman candidate didn't come close to putting up the type of numbers that many were expecting. He threw for just 2,739 yards and finished the season with a mediocre 19-13 touchdown-interception ratio.
In fairness to Price, it didn't help that his offensive line was dreadful in 2012. The unit allowed 38 sacks, which tied for the seventh highest total in the nation.
If the athletic senior signal-caller can get better protection next season, he'll have a much better chance to finally reach his potential.
With a supporting cast that will include RB Bishop Sankey, WR Kasen Williams and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Seferian-Jenkins' status is still uncertain after a recent DUI arrest), Price will have the type of playmakers he needs to turn the Huskies' offense into one of the most potent attacks in the Pac-12 in 2013.