Christopher Price

CHRISTOPHER PRICE was born in Boston and raised in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Cape Cod. He’s the football columnist for BostonSportsJournal.com.

Education: Chris graduated from Master’s School in Connecticut; as a prep schooler who also attended Salisbury, he played football, basketball and was part of the crew team. He chose Northeastern primarily because of its proximity to Fenway (the journalism program also played a factor), and became proficient in sneaking into the ballpark after they opened the gates following the seventh inning. He was also the sports editor of the Northeastern News, and worked as a co-op student at the Quincy Patriot-Ledger.

Career: Chris has covered the New England sports scene since the early 1990s, and has carved out a niche as an award-winning sportswriter who has worked for a variety of outlets, including as a contributor and columnist for ESPN.com, SI.com, Sportsticker, and Baseball America, as well as WEEI.com, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and The Cape Cod Times. He’s been honored by Northeastern University, New England Press Association, and the North Carolina Press Association.

Along the way, he’s built a career as New England’s preeminent sports author. He wrote “The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower,” a chronicling of the New England football dynasty. Named one of Sports Illustrated’s Best Sports Books of 2007, it was hailed by executives and coaches like Steve Kerr and Ken Holland as the prototypical team-building template. He also wrote “New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History” as well as “Baseball by the Beach: A History of America’s National Pastime on Cape Cod.” His new book, “Drive For Five: The Remarkable Run of the 2016 Patriots” will be released via St. Martin’s Press in September 2017.

Personal: Chris lives in Wellesley with his wife, Kate, and son, Noah. (Readers know him better as “The Kid.”) He loves watching baseball, spending time on the Cape, running and drinking coffee.

Getting to know Chris...

Fondest sports memory growing up: I didn’t allow a single sack my sophomore season as the left tackle for the Salisbury football team. A close second was spending three weeks with the 1996 Falmouth Commodores as the bullpen catcher for a story for “Baseball America.” Petrified beyond my wildest dreams while warming up future big leaguers like Eric Milton, Scott Strickland and Kris Wilson, I somehow made it out alive and wrote a first-person account of my exploits.

Sports memory you’d like a mulligan on: As a junior member of Salisbury’s crew team, missing out on a New England title by .7 of a second in the spring of 1986.

Favorite Boston sports moment you've witnessed: I was at Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans as a journalist. For a kid who grew up in New England, it was like being present for the moon landing. The noise and the atmosphere and the excitement was unreal. I still shake my head at the memory of what happened.

The snapshot you love as a reporter: I love the rush of being in a stadium right before a big event. And I love the feel of sitting in a press box at Gillette at the end of the game, when all the quotes and facts have been gathered and the synapses are firing as you pound out the story that people will read the next day.

Favorite amateur New England sports spot: The Cape Cod Baseball League. Whether it’s Stony Brook Field, Eldredge Park, Lowell Park, Veterans Field or any one of the six other ballparks, it’s the only place for me and my family in the summer.

On a rare off day, you'll find me... In the summer, it’s down on the Cape. In the fall or spring, it’s helping coach youth sports in Wellesley.

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