Mike Pruitt
No. 43     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1954-04-03) April 3, 1954 (age 66)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Career information
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Debuted in 1976 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1986 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Rushing Yards     7,378
Average     4.0
Touchdowns     51
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Michael Pruitt (born April 3, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football running back who played eleven seasons from 1976 to 1986 with the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League. He played college football at Purdue University.

Pruitt was a two-time All-Pro in 1979 and 1980; he was also a two-time Pro Bowler in 1979 and 1980. He ran for over 1,000 yds four times in his career (1979-1981, 1983).

Pruitt played in 152 games during his career, rushing for 1,844 carries for 7,378 yards and 56 combined touchdowns and is currently 43rd all time in rushing yards. He accounted for 9,238 of All-Purpose yards and ranks 3rd on the Cleveland Browns career rushing list.

He owned a Ford dealership in Lima, Ohio, and currently owns a Honda dealership in Akron, Ohio.[1]

He was inducted into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.


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