Terrelle Pryor has come a long way from his High School days in Pennsylvania at Jennette High and his comeback or turnaround has been nothing short of remarkable. Pryor was a highly scouted USA Today All-American and Parade National Player of the Year during his grade school days, so he’s pretty much been in the spotlight his whole football career.
After his exceptional start to his career Terrelle signed on to play at The Ohio State University under Jim Tressell and what a ride it was at the school. Pryor’s freshman year at OSU was terrific as he would become Big 10 freshman of the year and win a conference title, the first of back to back. Pryor’s stint at OSU would come to a disappointing end and after all the accolades his suspension for selling memorabilia would overtake the spotlight and force him to enter the NFL supplemental draft in 2011.
He would hold a pro day workout and be taken by the Oakland Raiders in the third round by the late Al Davis. Terrelle would sit out much of his first two seasons behind the likes of Carson Palmer, Matt Flynn and Tyler Wilson, but would take advantage of his first opportunity by breaking the Raiders rushing record by a QB in a single game by running for 112 yards on 13 carries. It would not be the lonly record he would break in the silver and black as he would break a 93-yard run against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which set a team and NFL record for a QB.
His tenure in Oakland would come to an end via trade to the Seattle Seahawks but would only last through preseason as he would be cut by the team. He would also sign with Kansas City and Cincinnati but would not make the 53-man roster as a QB, so he would switch is game up and bit and use his athletic ability to change positions and become a receiver. It would land him a spot with the Cleveland Browns and he would make the team and he is currently getting good reviews from new coach Hue Jackson.
Through it all Terrelle became a better person and father as he would welcome his first son Terrelle Pryor Jr. into the world. He is making strides as a receiver to continue his NFL career.