Texas A&M defensive line coach Terry Price has died at the age of 55, the school announced Friday.

Price coached in the SEC for 28 years, returning to Texas A&M in 2012. He played for the Aggies under coaches Jackie Sherrill and RC Slocum from 1986 to 1989.

Price also coached at Western Kentucky (1994), Ole Miss (1995-98 and 2009-11). Auburn (1999-2008) and Texas Tech (2011).

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Texas A&M assistant coach Terry Price works through a timeout session during the Aggies’ game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on October 29, 2022. (John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

«Terry was not only a great Aggie, football coach and recruiter, but also a better husband, father and man,» Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement. «The impact he had on this program and his players is immeasurable. Our soccer family has suffered an incredible loss.»

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The Texas A&M football program paid tribute to Price on social media, calling the assistant coach a «legend.»

«A legend on the field and on the sidelines, we are very sorry for the loss of Terry Price and offer our deepest condolences to Coach Price’s family and friends,» the Aggies’ Twitter account shared.

During his tenure as coach, Price helped develop standouts like two-time All-American pass-rusher Myles Garrett. In 2017, the Cleveland Browns selected Garrett No. 1 overall in the draft.

Price is also credited with helping mentor the late NFL linebacker Quentin Groves when he was at Auburn. Groves finished his college football career at the top of the Tigers’ all-time sack list.

In 2020, the Aggies had the top ranked defense in the SEC, with Price leading the way.

A photo of a Texas A&M helmet

A Texas A&M helmet waits for the upcoming series during the game between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on September 10, 2022. (Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Price previously said that coming to College Station was a «life-changing decision.»

«Not only did I get to play football here, but I met lifelong friends, got a great title, and at the end of the day, I’m an Aggie for life,» he said in 2018 after Fisher was named director. coach. «Very blessed and excited to be a part of Coach Fisher’s staff.»

A general view of Kyle Field

A general view of the stadium before the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Mississippi Rebels at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on October 29, 2022.

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

Devin played wide receiver at Texas A&M and recently decided to transfer to FAU.

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«We will continue to keep Kenya and the children in our thoughts and prayers,» Fisher said.