Calvin Pryor
Pryor with the New York Jets in 2016
Strong safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-07-02) July 2, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth: Port St. Joe, Florida
Career information
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2014 2016)
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Football Focus All-Rookie Team (2014)
  • First-team All-AAC (2013)
  • Second-team All-Big East (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles     191
Interceptions     2
Sacks     0.5
Pass deflections     14
Forced fumbles     2

Calvin Starlin Pryor III[1] (born July 2, 1992) is an American football strong safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville. He has also spent time with the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars.

High school careerEdit

A native of Port St. Joe, Florida, Pryor attended the local high school where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He played both running back and safety for the Tiger Sharks.

Considered a three-star by, Pryor was rated the 31st-best safety prospect in the nation.[2]

College careerEdit

Pryor attended the University of Louisville from 2011 to 2013. During his tenure, he accumulated 218 total tackles, including 11 for losses, two sacks, seven interceptions, and nine forced fumbles.[3] He was a second-team All-Big East selection as a sophomore, and a first-team All-AAC selection as a junior.

On December 29, 2013, Pryor announced that he would forgo his remaining eligibility at Louisville and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 ⅛ in 207 lb31 ⅜ in9 ⅛ in 4.58 s 4.30 s 6.98 s 34 1/2 in 9 ft 8 in 18 reps

New York JetsEdit

Pryor was drafted by the New York Jets as the 18th pick of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[5]

On May 2, 2017, the Jets declined Pryor's fifth year option after the draftings of safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye.[6][7]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On June 1, 2017, Pryor was traded to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Demario Davis.[8] He was released on September 7, 2017 due to a fight with teammate Ricardo Louis.[9]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On September 8, 2017, Pryor was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[10] He was placed on injured reserve on September 18, 2017.[11] He was activated off injured reserve to the active roster on November 18, 2017.[12] He was released by the Jaguars on December 2, 2017.[13]


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  3. "Calvin Pryor College Stats" (in en).
  4. "Louisville safety Calvin Pryor says he'll enter 2014 NFL Draft" (in en).
  5. Slater, Darryl (2014-05-09). "NFL Draft 2014: Jets go with defense in first round again, picking safety Calvin Pryor" (in en-US).
  6. Gnatt, Darin. "Jets won't pick up the option on Calvin Pryor". Profootballtalk. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  7. Orr, Conor. "Jets decline fifth year option for Calvin Pryor". Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  8. Orr, Conor (June 1, 2017). "New York Jets trading Calvin Pryor to Browns".
  9. Sessler, Marc (September 7, 2017). "Browns releasing safety Calvin Pryor after fight".
  10. "Jaguars Sign Offensive Lineman Josh Walker; Claim Safety Calvin Pryor Off Waivers". September 8, 2017.
  11. "Jaguars sign quarterback Ryan Nassib to active roster". September 18, 2017.
  12. "Jaguars make roster moves". November 18, 2017.
  13. Bergman, Jeremy (December 2, 2017). "Jaguars release former Jets first-rounder Calvin Pryor".

External linksEdit

Template:2014 NFL Draft


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