Myron Pryor
No. 91     New England Patriots
Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-06-13) June 13, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 207
Debuted in 2009 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 1× Second-team All-SEC (2008)
  • AFC champion (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     34
Sacks     1.0
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     1
Pass deflections     0
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Myron Pryor (born June 13, 1986) is an American football nose tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kentucky.

Early yearsEdit

Pryor was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Eastern High School in Middletown, Kentucky, where he was voted a Second Team All-State player by the Associated Press. He was also a two-year letterman in wrestling and track and field, where he competed in the discus and shot put.

College careerEdit

After graduating from high school in 2005, Pryor attended the University of Kentucky, where he started the last two games of his freshman season in 2005. In his sophomore season, he started ten games, recording ten forced fumbles, ranking him among the nation's best in that statistic. He recorded 27 tackles in his junior season in 2007, starting 11 of his team's 12 games. In his 2008 senior season, Pryor was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference. He started 10 games on the season, picking up four and a half sacks, and a touchdown on a 72-yard fumble return.

Professional careerEdit

New England PatriotsEdit

Pryor was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. On July 23, 2009, he signed a four-year contract.[1] He was active for 13 games for the Patriots in 2009, recording 20 tackles. He missed Week 1 with a calf injury and Weeks 14 and 15 with a chest injury.

In 2010, Pryor played in nine games (two starts), missing seven of the final eight games with a back injury. He finished the season with 12 tackles and 0.5 sacks.


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