Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor Sr.[1] (born June 20, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. Considered the most recruited high school football-basketball athlete in southwestern Pennsylvania since Tom Clements,[2] Pryor was widely regarded as the nation's top football prospect of 2008, and was named "Junior of the Year" by Rivals.com.[3] Pryor had originally hoped to be a two-sport athlete, as he was also one of the nation's most heralded high school basketball players, but he later chose football.[4]

He was the starting quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 2008 to 2010, winning the Big Ten championship twice. His college career was marred by several suspensions and accusations of selling memorabilia, and led to his eventual withdrawal from the university. Pryor was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft. He then played quarterback for the Raiders from 2011 to 2013 and later spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals. He converted full-time to wide receiver with the Cleveland Browns in 2015, and played that position for the Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and Buffalo Bills.

Terrelle Pryor
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Pryor with the New York Jets in 2018
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:June 20, 1989 (age 29)
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Jeannette
(Jeannette, Pennsylvania)
College:Ohio State
Supplemental draft:2011 / Round: 3
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:115
Receiving yards:1,563
Receiving touchdowns:7
Rushing yards:647
Passing yards:1,994
TDINT:9–12
Passer rating:69.3
Player stats at NFL.com

High school career

As a freshman at Jeannette High School, Pryor was clocked at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 22.40 seconds in the 200-meter dash,[5] and because of his athleticism and 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) frame, he drew comparisons to former Texas standout Vince Young.[6] Pryor also lived up to his recruiting ranking as a basketball player by leading the Jeannette Jayhawks to win their first WPIAL Championship in over 20 years, and then on to win the Pennsylvania PIAA state basketball championship game as a senior. During his junior year, he led the Jayhawks to their first Pennsylvania PIAA Class "AA" state football championship game where they lost to the Warriors of Wilson Area High School.[7] During the 2007 football season, Pryor and the Jayhawks repeated as champions of the WPIAL. Following the Pennsylvania state semi-finals against the Greyhounds from Wilmington Area High School, Terrelle became the first player in Pennsylvania history to run for 4,000 yards and also throw for 4,000 yards. The following week, Pryor led the Jayhawks to their first-ever Pennsylvania state championship by defeating the Dunmore Bucks, 49–21.[8][9] At the conclusion of the season, Pryor had quarterbacked the Jayhawks to a Pennsylvania state season record of 860 points.[10]

Pryor's high school accomplishments include being the two-time Pennsylvania Player of the Year, the offensive Player of the Year and the MVP of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[11][12] He was named to the Parade All-America football team for the 2007 season and was selected as the Parade National Player of the Year.[13]

As a basketball player, Pryor was named a fourth-team Parade All-American in 2008.[14]

College recruiting

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20091017 Terrelle Pryor passes while Justin Boren blocks

Pryor was widely considered one of the top football recruits in the Class of 2008.[15] He was ranked number four in the ESPNU 150 and the number one quarterback. Throughout his high school career, Pryor acquired numerous scholarship offers, initially committing to the hometown University of Pittsburgh to play basketball under coach Jamie Dixon. However, by his senior year his top interests were Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Oregon and West Virginia. Sports Illustrated called Pryor's announcement "the most anticipated signing day announcement in history."[16]

Pryor originally intended to announce his decision on February 6, National Signing Day, but later changed his mind, stating he still had not decided among Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, and Penn State.[17][18] Following the Jeannette basketball team's state championship victory on March 15, Pryor stated he would make his college decision within one week.[19] On March 19, 2008 Pryor announced at a press conference that he would attend Ohio State University.[20]

College career

Pryor attempts to elude Brandon Graham during 2008 Michigan – Ohio State rivalry game (left) and O'Brien Schofield (right) in 2009.

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20091010 O'Brien Schofield chases Terrelle Pryor

Pryor saw limited action in the Buckeye's season opener against Youngstown State.[21] He took more snaps against USC on September 13, 2008, completing 7-of-9 passes for 59 yards, as well as rushing for 40 yards on 11 carries.[22]

On September 20, 2008, Pryor threw for a freshman school-record four touchdowns and one interception in his first career start for Ohio State. Ohio State beat Troy 28–10.[23] On October 4, 2008, Pryor ran for the winning touchdown against Wisconsin on an option play with running back Chris "Beanie" Wells.[24] On October 25, 2008, in an Ohio State loss against Penn State Pryor threw for a career-high 226 yards, connecting on 16 of 25 passes.[25][26] Against Illinois on November 15, 2008, Pryor had his first career 100-yard rushing day running for 110 yards and a touchdown.[27] In the Fiesta Bowl, he lined up at receiver and caught his first touchdown pass in college.[28] Pryor led Ohio State to an 8–1 record as a starter in his freshman year; his only loss as a starter was against Penn State. (Todd Boeckman made the start in the Fiesta Bowl against Texas.) Following the 2008 Big Ten Conference football season, he was an honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference selection by the media and Big Ten Freshman of the Year by the coaches.[29]

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Pryor with his teammates at the 2008 Minnesota game

Before his sophomore year began, he ran a 4.33 40-yard dash in a race against Ray Small and many others. He was the fastest Buckeye in 2009.[30] In his sophomore year, Pryor led the Buckeyes to another Big Ten Championship. After starting the season slow, he eventually developed into a better passer, and went on to earn the 2010 Rose Bowl MVP trophy after leading Ohio State to a 26–17 victory over Oregon.[31] Pryor had the best passing game of his career, and also rushed for 72 yards. Following the 2009 Big Ten Conference football season, he was an honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference selection by the media.[32]

Ohio State began the 2010 season second in most polls and Pryor began the season as a favorite for numerous awards. On September 25, 2010, Pryor had a break-out game in a 73–20 win over Eastern Michigan. He had six total touchdowns, including one rushing and one receiving.[33] Following the 2010 Big Ten Conference football season, he was an honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference selection by both the coaches and the media.[34] He was edged out by Denard Robinson as the 2010 Big Ten Conference MVP as voted by the Big Ten coaches. They had the same number of first place votes.[35]

On December 23, 2010, the NCAA ruled that Pryor and four of his teammates would be suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season, as a sanction for selling memorabilia.[36] This suspension did not involve the controversial decision to allow Pryor and his teammates to participate in the University’s season-ending Sugar Bowl game on January 4, 2011.[37]

Awards and honors

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Pryor in 2008

NCAA investigation and departure from Ohio State

On May 31, 2011, head coach Jim Tressel resigned.[45][46][47] Multiple media outlets also reported that Pryor had been driving on a license that was suspended by the State of Ohio.[48][49][50][51] He drove a Nissan 350Z to a team meeting and workout. ESPN reported that his suspension was to expire on August 18, 2011.[52] In a subsequent report, ESPN also alleged that Pryor made thousands of dollars autographing memorabilia for a local booster, a charge denied by Pryor's attorney.[53]

On June 7, 2011, it was announced that Pryor had chosen to withdraw from the university.[54] On June 26, 2011, Pryor was banned from all contact with the university's athletic program and new incoming recruits. This caused him to become eligible for the NFL's Supplemental Draft.[55]

Statistics

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2008 Ohio State 100 165 60.6 1,311 7.9 12 4 146.5 139 631 4.5 6
2009 Ohio State 167 295 56.6 2,094 7.1 18 11 128.9 162 779 4.8 7
2010 Ohio State 210 323 65.0 2,772 8.6 27 11 157.9 135 754 5.6 4
Career 477 783 60.9 6,177 7.9 57 26 144.6 436 2,164 5.0 17

Source:[56]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 4 12 in
(1.94 m)
240 lb
(109 kg)
4.38 s 21
All values from Pryor's Pro Day[57] Wonderlic[58]

Pryor held his Pro Day on August 20, 2011, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, where representatives from 17 NFL teams were present, including the Oakland Raiders.[59] As was widely anticipated, Pryor demonstrated excellent athleticism and speed for a 6'4½" athlete weighing in at 240 pounds. His 40-yard dash times were clocked from 4.32 to 4.54 seconds, a range of times considered extremely fast for an athlete of his height and weight.[59] Some scouts noted that the turf he ran on was soft, and that he would have been even faster on a harder surface like those found in the NFL.[59] His throwing wasn't as impressive, as he completed 27 of 39 passes for just under a 70% completion rate, with 4 of those passes being dropped by receivers.

Oakland Raiders

2011 season

The Oakland Raiders selected Pryor in the third round of the 2011 Supplemental Draft on August 22, 2011;[60] he was the last pick longtime owner Al Davis made in his tenure with the Raiders, thus ending the Al Davis "speed era" including players Bo Jackson, Darrius Heyward-Bey, and Cliff Branch among others. Three days later, Pryor and the Raiders agreed to a 4-year contract. Pryor served an NFL-mandated 5-game suspension at the beginning of the 2011 NFL season (the suspension being from the Ohio State scandal), but was still able to work out with the club.[61] Pryor was reinstated the day following the team's win over the Houston Texans.[62]

In a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 23, 2011, Pryor saw his first NFL action. He lined up at the wide receiver spot, motioned behind center and ran a quarterback sneak, although the play was nullified due to a false start penalty on Pryor.[63]

2012 season

Pryor sat out for most of the 2012 season, however one of his only appearances was a 22-yard reception thrown by Carson Palmer in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.[64] Pryor was named the starting quarterback in the season finale against the San Diego Chargers after season-long starting quarterback Carson Palmer went down with an injury the previous week.[65] In his first start, Pryor threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another, but he also threw an interception and only completed 46% of his passes in a three-point loss.[66]

2013 season

Following Palmer's trade to the Arizona Cardinals, Pryor was expected to compete with newly acquired quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Tyler Wilson for the Raiders' starting job in 2013. Despite not being given the number 2 jersey at the beginning of his career by the then-coach Hue Jackson because it was formerly worn by JaMarcus Russell, he was able to switch with punter Marquette King and wear the number. On September 2, it was reported that Pryor would start in the season opener.[67] In the first game against the Indianapolis Colts, he broke the Raiders' rushing record for a quarterback with 13 carries for 112 yards. This Raiders record was previously held by Rich Gannon.[68]

In Week 2, the Raiders played at home versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Raiders played ball control in the game rushing for over 150 yards and defeating the Jaguars 19–9. Pryor played well in the game completing 15 of 24 passes for 126 yards and no interceptions. He also added 50 yards rushing on 9 carries.[69]

In Week 3, the Raiders played on the road against Denver and the high powered Bronco offense led by quarterback Peyton Manning and wide receiver Wes Welker. Oakland trailed 17–0 before Pryor hit Denarius Moore for a 73-yard touchdown. Pryor was knocked out of the game in the second half after suffering a concussion but finished 19 for 28 for 281 yards. He also rushed for 36 yards on just 4 carries. Matt Flynn took over after Pryor left the game but the Raiders still lost 37–21.[70]

In Week 4, Pryor was inactive versus the Washington Redskins. Flynn started the game but without the mobility of Pryor, the offense struggled and the Redskins prevailed over Oakland 24–14. This was the first game that the Raiders played since Pryor was named the starter giving the team a 0–1 record without their quarterback.

In Week 5, Pryor found himself once again at the helm and the Raiders responded against the San Diego Chargers. He threw two touchdowns in the first quarter and completed his first ten passes. Following an early interception against Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Pryor responded with a 44-yard touchdown strike to wideout Rod Streater. The second touchdown pass came on a 2-yard pass to wideout Denarius Moore, which gave Oakland a 14–0 lead. In the second quarter, Pryor helped guide to the Raiders to a field goal, which gave his team its first 17–0 lead at home since 2002. In the second half, both Pryor and the Raiders struggled as the Chargers came back to cut the lead to 24–17. Late in the fourth quarter, Pryor turned what looked to be an easy sack on third down into a 20-yard completion to Brice Butler, which led to a 50-yard field goal and sealed a 27–17 Raiders victory.[71] As of this week, Pryor was 2–3 as a starter and 2–2 as a starter in 2013. His 135.7 passer rating versus San Diego marked the highest-rated game by a Raiders quarterback since Rich Gannon's 138.9 rating against the Tennessee Titans on September 29, 2002.

Pryor was sacked 10 times in a loss to Kansas City in week 6; he also threw 3 interceptions in the game, making it his worst game as a starter. He finished 18 of 34 for 216 yards and a touchdown pass to Denarius Moore.[72]

In Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pryor opened the game with a 93-yard run for touchdown, the longest in NFL history for a quarterback.[73] It was also the longest run of any player in Raiders history. The previous record for Oakland was a 92-yarder set by Bo Jackson on November 5, 1989. Pryor finished with 9 carries for 106 yards and 10 of 19 passing for just 88 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.[74]

In Week 9 on November 10, Pryor was injured in a 24–20 loss to the New York Giants and was sidelined with a sprained MCL. Having had his passing production dip for four games and then being hampered by a right knee sprain limiting his movement in the pocket, in November 24 game against the Titans, he was activated to play, but was relegated to backup quarterback behind Matt McGloin.[75][76]

Seattle Seahawks

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Pryor with the Seattle Seahawks in 2014

On April 21, 2014, Pryor was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.[77][78] He played in the preseason, but was released during the final roster cuts on August 29.[79] After his release from the Seahawks, Pryor worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Washington Redskins, but did not sign a contract with any team.

Kansas City Chiefs

On January 7, 2015, Pryor signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.[80] He was released four months later on May 5, 2015.[81]

Cincinnati Bengals

On May 10, 2015, Pryor signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.[82] He was released five weeks later on June 18, 2015.[83]

The day after being cut by the Bengals, Pryor announced through his agent that he was open to switching his position to wide receiver.[84]

Cleveland Browns

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Pryor playing for the Cleveland Browns in 2016

On June 22, 2015, Pryor was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.[85] On September 5, 2015, it was announced that Pryor had made the final 53-man squad for the Browns.[86] On September 10, 2015, he was waived from the Browns. On December 2, 2015, he was re-signed after a season-ending injury to Josh McCown.[87] He played in the last game of the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers as a wide receiver, recording one reception for 42 yards.[88]

The Browns placed a $1.671 million tender on Pryor on March 7, 2016.[89] At the start of the 2016 NFL season, Pryor was named a starter at wide receiver for the Browns. With Browns quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown inactive during a Week 3 contest against the Miami Dolphins, Pryor started as a receiver and took a few snaps at quarterback behind rookie Cody Kessler. He also had one play at safety at the end of the second half. Along with his 144 receiving yards, Pryor finished the loss with three completions for 35 yards, 21 rushing yards and scored his first rushing touchdown as a Brown.[90] He was the first player in the NFL to have at least 120 receiving yards, 30 passing yards, and 20 rushing yards in a game since Frank Gifford did so for the New York Giants in 1959.[91] On October 2, 2016, Pryor caught his first career touchdown on a nine-yard pass from Kessler. He finished the loss to the Redskins with five receptions for 46 receiving yards and one touchdown. During Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans, he would finish the game with a total of nine receptions for 75 yards and two touchdowns.[92] Pryor finished the season with 77 receptions for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns. His 818 air yards ranked seventh among NFL wide receivers in 2016.[93]

Washington Redskins

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Pryor in 2017

On March 10, 2017, Pryor signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Washington Redskins.[94] During his Redskins debut in the season opening game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Pryor had six receptions for 66 yards.[95] Pryor caught his first touchdown pass as a Redskin against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football in Week 4. He was placed on injured reserve on November 21, 2017 after opting to have surgery on his ankle, an injury he had been dealing with since Week 2.[96]

New York Jets

On March 25, 2018, Pryor signed a one-year deal worth $4.5 million featuring $2 million guaranteed with the New York Jets.[97] He played in six games, recording 14 receptions for 235 yards and two touchdowns before being released on October 20, 2018.[98] Prior to his release, Pryor had been dealing with a groin injury.[99]

Buffalo Bills

On October 30, 2018, Pryor signed with the Buffalo Bills.[100] He was released on November 13, 2018.[101]

Statistics

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Receiving
G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2011 OAK 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2012 OAK 3 1 14 30 46.7 155 5.2 2 1 70.8 10 51 5.1 1 1 22 22.0 22 0
2013 OAK 11 9 156 272 57.4 1,798 6.6 7 11 69.1 83 576 6.9 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
2015 CLE 3 2 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 -1 -1 0 1 42 42.0 42 0
2016 CLE 16 15 5 9 55.6 41 4.6 0 0 67.4 8 21 2.6 1 77 1,007 13.1 54 4
2017 WAS 9 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 20 240 12.0 44 1
2018 NYJ 6 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 14 235 16.8 44 2
2018 BUF 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 -1 -1 0 2 17 8.5 11 0
Career 51 30 175 311 56.3 1,994 6.4 9 12 69.3 103 646 6.3 4 115 1,563 13.6 54 7

Source:[102]

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2008 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 2008 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buckeyes were coached by Jim Tressel and played their home games in Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. They finished with a record of 10–3 (7–1 Big Ten) and were Big Ten Conference co-champions.

2009 Fiesta Bowl

The 2009 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game was a post-season college football bowl game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Texas Longhorns on Monday, January 5, 2009, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Texas participated in the Fiesta Bowl because the Big 12 champion University of Oklahoma Sooners were participating in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game; however the bowl kept its ties to the Big 12 by selecting the Longhorns, who did not play in the championship game as they beat Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry, 45-35, then lost to Texas Tech and Texas Tech in turn lost to Oklahoma and dictated that a tiebreaker would decide that the highest BCS ranked team for the Big 12 South the week of November 28, 2008 would be in the title game. The Buckeyes were chosen as an at-large school as co-champions of the Big Ten Conference, having lost the right to play in the Rose Bowl due to a 13-6 loss to Penn State on October 25.

The Fiesta Bowl served as the penultimate contest of the 2008–2009 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) of the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season and was the concluding game of the season for both teams involved. This 38th edition of the Fiesta Bowl was televised in the United States on FOX. It was the third meeting in the history of the two schools.

The Longhorns (variously "Texas" or "UT" or the "Horns") are coached by head football coach Mack Brown and led on the field by quarterback Colt McCoy. The Buckeyes (variously "Ohio State" or "OSU" or the "Bucks") are coached by Jim Tressel and led on the field by Terrelle Pryor.

The victory by Texas gave Ohio State their third straight bowl loss, their longest such streak since the early John Cooper era (when they lost 4 bowls in a row from 1989–92). This follows a four-game bowl winning streak which tied for longest in OSU history.

2009 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 2009 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buckeyes were coached by Jim Tressel and played their home games in Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. They finished with a record of 11–2 (7–1 Big Ten) and won the Big Ten Conference championship. They represented the Big Ten in the 2010 Rose Bowl, which they won, 26–17, over the Pacific-10 Conference champion, Oregon. The Buckeyes became the first, and only, team to defeat five 10-win teams in the same season (Navy, Wisconsin, Penn State, Iowa, and Oregon).

2010 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 2010 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented The Ohio State University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buckeyes were coached by Jim Tressel and played their home games in Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. They were members of the Big Ten Conference.

Ohio State vacated all 12 wins from 2010, including the Sugar Bowl, due to ineligible players.The Buckeyes finished the season officially 0-1 with the only game not vacated being a loss to Wisconsin.

If their wins had not been vacated they would have finished 12–1 and 7–1 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes played in a BCS game for the sixth consecutive year. They were invited to the Sugar Bowl where they defeated Arkansas, 31–26. It would have been the school's first win in a bowl game against a team from the Southeastern Conference, having lost its previous nine such contests. On July 8, 2011, in the wake of NCAA violations for improper benefits to student athletes and the subsequent cover, Ohio State vacated all of its victories, as well as the conference and Sugar Bowl championships, from the 2010 season as self-imposed sanctions.

2010 Rose Bowl

The 2010 Rose Bowl, the 96th edition of the annual game, was a college football bowl game played on Friday, January 1, 2010 at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. It featured the Ohio State Buckeyes against the Oregon Ducks. The Buckeyes won 26–17.Because of sponsorship by Citi, the first game in the 2010 edition of the Bowl Championship Series was officially titled the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi. The contest was televised on ABC with a radio broadcast on ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio (Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Shelley Smith), which began at 1:30 PM (PST) with kickoff at 2:10 PM (PST). The game was also broadcast on the Ohio State Sports Network WBNS 97.1 FM and Oregon Sports Network KUGN 590 AM. Ticket prices for all seats in the Rose Bowl were listed at $145.

The Rose Bowl Game was a contractual sell-out, with 64,500 tickets allocated to the participating teams and conferences. The remaining tickets went to the Tournament of Roses members, sponsors, City of Pasadena residents, and the general public.

This was the 22nd and final Rose Bowl televised by ABC. Corporate sibling ESPN took over coverage in 2011.This game was a separate BCS game from the National Championship Game, which the Pasadena Tournament of Roses also hosted. The 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Game was held on January 7 at 5:00 PM (PST).

2011 Sugar Bowl

The 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl was an American college football bowl game that was part of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) for the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season and was the 77th Sugar Bowl. The contest took place on January 4, 2011, in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The game had an 8 p.m. (ET) kickoff. Paul Hoolahan was the executive director.

The Sugar Bowl Committee overlooked the #4 Stanford Cardinal and selected as its participants the #6 Ohio State Buckeyes from the Big Ten Conference and the #8 Arkansas Razorbacks from the Southeastern Conference. The Buckeyes won 31–26. Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

On July 8, 2011, under scrutiny from the NCAA due to a variety of program irregularities and violations of Ohio State University and NCAA policies, Ohio State vacated the 2011 Sugar Bowl win along with 11 other victories in their 2010 season. Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, initially dismissed during the scandal, was subsequently allowed to retire from his position as head coach. The game's MVP, Pryor, did not finish his fourth year of eligibility for football at Ohio State, opting instead to seek employment in the National Football League.

Initially barred from the postseason play by the Ohio State coaching staff were Pryor, leading rusher Dan Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey, offensive tackle Mike Adams, and defensive end Solomon Thomas. On December 23, 2010 Pryor and the four other players were granted permission to participate in the upcoming Sugar Bowl contest. This reversal came after the five suspended players publicly committed to remain at the institution for the 2011 season if allowed to participate in the upcoming Sugar Bowl. Subsequent to the 2011 Sugar Bowl, Pryor reneged on his promise to complete his fifth year.

The 2011 Sugar Bowl was the first-ever meeting between Ohio State and Arkansas. Prior to this game, the Big Ten Conference had a 1–4 record in the Sugar Bowl, with the sole victory coming when the 1998 Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Texas A&M in the 1999 Sugar Bowl. The Buckeyes came into the game 0–9 against SEC schools in bowl games all-time and they had not beaten a SEC opponent since 1988, when they defeated LSU in a regular-season game by a score of 36–33.

2013 Oakland Raiders season

The 2013 Oakland Raiders season was the franchise's 44th season in the National Football League, the 54th overall and the second under head coach Dennis Allen. With a 4–12 record, the Raiders secured their eleventh consecutive non-winning season, and missed the playoffs for an eleventh consecutive season. The Raiders entered the season with a new quarterback in Terrelle Pryor. Pryor started off the season in impressive fashion, with the team almost pulling off the upset in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts, and defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2. The team and Pryor eventually cooled down, resulting in Pryor being benched for Matt McGloin in the game against the Houston Texans. Before this game, history was made in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles when Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw 7 touchdown passes, the most passing touchdowns the Raiders had ever allowed in its history. Prior to the season starting, the Raiders brought back defensive back Charles Woodson, who spent the last 6 years with the Green Bay Packers.

Dan Herron

Daniel "Boom" Herron (born March 21, 1989) is a former American football running back. Herron played football at Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio, and later Ohio State University. He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Dennis Allen (American football)

Dennis J. Allen (born September 22, 1972) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Allen also previously coached for the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, University of Tulsa and his alma mater, Texas A&M University.

On September 29, 2014, Allen was fired as the Raiders head coach after an 0–4 start during the 2014 NFL season. Retracted reports from a day earlier led to media speculation, but the decision was not final until the day after.

On November 16, 2015, Allen took over the defensive coordinator job for the New Orleans Saints after Rob Ryan was fired. He was previously working with the Saints as a defensive assistant.

Deontay Burnett

Deontay Burnett (born October 4, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tennessee Titans in 2018. He played college football at USC.

Hunter Enis

George Hunter Enis (born December 10, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback who played for three seasons in the American Football League. He played for the Dallas Texans in 1960, the San Diego Chargers in 1961, and the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos in 1962. He played college football at Texas Christian University, and currently serves on their Board of Trustees.

James Vandenberg

James Vandenberg (born November 24, 1989) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings in 2013. He played college football at Iowa.

List of Oakland Raiders starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the team.

Mike Rae

Michael John Rae (born July 26, 1951) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League.

Ohio State Buckeyes football statistical leaders

The Ohio State Buckeyes football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Ohio State Buckeyes football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Buckeyes represent the Ohio State University in the NCAA's Big Ten Conference.

Although Ohio State began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1944. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1944, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

The NCAA only began counting bowl games toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Buckeyes have played in 13 bowl games since then, giving many recent players an additional game to accumulate statistics. However, Ohio State's official record books included bowl games in single-season and career statistics long before the NCAA made it official policy.

The Big Ten instituted a championship game starting in 2011, allowing the top team in each division to play another game each season. The Buckeyes played in this game in 2013 and 2014 and 2017.

Since head coach Urban Meyer arrived in 2012, the Buckeyes have run a spread option offense. 2013 saw the most offensive yards in school history, and the 2014 team passed that mark. The emphasis on dual-threat quarterbacks has led to Braxton Miller and JT Barrett entering the leaderboards.These lists are updated through Ohio State's game against Michigan on November 24, 2018. The Ohio State Media Guide does not include 2010 statistics for Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron, and DeVier Posey due to NCAA sanctions. They are fully included in these lists, however.

Ohio State Buckeyes football yearly statistical leaders

Ohio State Buckeyes football yearly statistical leaders in points scored, rushing yards, passing yards, receptions, and total tackles.

Pete Dawkins Trophy

The Pete Dawkins Trophy is awarded to most valuable player of the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The trophy is named for Pete Dawkins, a former Army halfback who won the 1958 Heisman Trophy.

Pryor

Pryor is a surname, which can refer to:

Aaron Pryor (1955–2016), American boxer

Anduele Pryor (born 1985), Dutch football player

Arthur Pryor (1870–1942), American trombonist and bandleader

Cactus Pryor (1923–2011), Texan humorist and broadcaster

Charles Pryor (1815–1897), English cricketer

David Pryor (born 1934), American politician, former U.S. Senator from Arkansas, father of Mark Pryor

Francis Pryor (born 1945), British archaeologist

Francis R. Pryor (1862–1937), English playwright

Frederic Pryor (born 1933), American economist

Greg Pryor (born 1949), American baseball player

James Pryor (born 1968), American philosopher

Lindsay Pryor (1915-1998), Australian botanist

Mark Pryor (born 1963), American politician, U.S. Senator from Arkansas

Matt Pryor (American football) (born 1994), American football player

Michael Pryor (born 1957), Australian author

Quentin Pryor (born 1983), American basketball player

Richard Pryor (1940–2005), American comedian, actor, and writer

Roger Atkinson Pryor (1828–1919), Virginia secessionist and New York state judge

Ronald Pryor (1901–1977), Brazilian cricketer

Snooky Pryor (1921–2006), Afro-American blues musician

Terrelle Pryor (born 1989), American football player

The fictional Pryor family from American DreamsIt may also refer to the following places:

Pryor Creek, Oklahoma, a city commonly called Pryor

Pryor, Colorado

Pryor, Montana

Todd Boeckman

Todd Boeckman (born June 8, 1984) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on June 17, 2009. He played college football at Ohio State University.

Terrelle Pryor—awards and honors

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