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Terrelle Pryor by the Numbers

New Jets WR's Athleticism & Versatility Captured in These Combo Entries from HS to the NFL


Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. — he has a son, Terrelle II, not to mention his being cousins with Ken Griffey Jr. and Charlie Batch — has always been a primo athletic multitasker. We thought the best way to capture his athleticism and versatility would be to present Terrelle by the numbers, with each entry actually two or three numbers that show how his unusual talents have manifested themselves from high school through the NFL:

4,000/4,000Among the accomplishments for Pryor as a storied two-sport star at Jeannette HS, 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, he became the first player in Pennsylvania state history to pass and run for 4,000 yards each din his career. As Roy Hall, the Jayhawks' head coach now and Pryor's assistant coach more than a decade ago, said in 2016, "This will be my 31st year as a coach at Jeannette. I coached a lot of players. I never coached an athlete like Terrelle"

3/3/2Pryor's three seasons at Ohio State were filled with dazzling plays and individual accomplishments, but three team numbers show his impact on the field: three Big Ten championships, solo or shared, three bowl appearances, two bowl wins. However, all wins from the 2010 season, including over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4, 2011, and some '10 individual player statistics, including Pryor's, were vacated due to NCAA sanctions and he soon left OSU for the NFL.

6'4½"/4.38This may be comparing apples to oranges because Pryor, as a supplemental draft pick by Oakland, didn't participate in the NFL Combine. But as a Buckeyes sophomore he was timed at 4.33 seconds in the 40-yard dash. And at his pro day two days before that August draft, the 6'4½", 240-pounder turned in a 4.38 on soft turf. By comparison, only two Combine WRs at least 6'4" tall ever ran a sub-4.40 40, according to Combine records dating to 1989. Both were from Georgia Tech. The fastest was Jets second-round pick Stephen Hill at 4.28 in 2012. And Calvin "Megatron" Johnson turned a 4.38 in '07.

6/3Before the Jets signing, Pryor had been on the rosters of six NFL teams and played in the regular season for three of them. He entered the pros as the Raiders' third-round pick in the supplemental draft. He was traded to the Seahawks for a seventh-round pick in 2014, was on the Chiefs' and Bengals' offseason rosters in 2015, played for the Browns (and QB Josh McCown) in '15 and '16, and a year ago was signed by the Redskins to a one-year contract as an unrestricted free agent.

2/2/2Since 1970, Pryor is the only NFL player to have had two or more rushes, two-plus receptions and two-plus completions in the same game. He did it in Cleveland's 2016 Week 3 OT loss at Miami when he ran four times for 21 yards and a touchdown, caught eight passes for 144 yards, and completed three of five passes for 35 yards, producing a career-high 200 offensive yards. In the process he became the first player since the Giants' Frank Gifford in 1959 to have at least 120 receiving yards, 30 passing yards and 20 rushing yards in the same game. Also that day Pryor notched 79 scrimmage plays — 64 at WR, 14 as Wildcat QB and one at safety at the end of the first half.

90/70/50Pryor is the only NFL player since 1975 to have a rush of at least 90 yards, a completion of at least 70 yards and a reception of at least 50 yards in his career. He had a 93-yard run and 73-yard pass as Oakland's quarterback in 2013 and a 54-yard reception in his 1,000-yard season as a Cleveland wideout in 2016.

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