2 Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor Ohio State
usaUnited States
Jeannette, PA
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2008, 2009, 2010

Post-OSU Update: Terrelle Pryor left Ohio State in the Spring of 2011 after various reports stating he had received compensation by a local booster for autographing memorabilia. This was part of the “Tattoogate” scandal that resulted in the resignation of Jim Tressel.

Pryor was selected in the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft (third round) by the Oakland Raiders (notably the last draft pick made by long-time Raiders owner Al Davis Sr.). Pryor played 14 games with the Raiders over three seasons, making 10 starts at quarterback (3-7 record). In 2015, Pryor left for the Browns and made a positional switch to wide receiver. Pryor enjoyed a breakout year in 2016, recording 77 catches for 1,007 yards and four receiving touchdowns (five overall). He then signed an $8 million deal with the Redskins, where his career was sidetracked by injuries. For his career, Pryor recorded 115 catches for 1,563 yards (13.6 YPC) and 11 touchdowns from scrimmage. (updated: July 2023)

Pronunciation: tur-RELL

Major: Undeclared (2008-10)

Weight: 233 (2010), 235 (2008-09)

2010 Media Guide: Dynamic quarterback who continues to grow within the Buckeye offense … experience has helped him understand the game … can make the big throw … speedy and shifty as a ballcarrier … conscientious in wanting to improve every facet of his play … 19-3 as a starter … ranks 11th among Ohio State career total offense leaders with 4,808 yards … 11 career games of 200+ yards total offense … fifth Buckeye quarterback to ever rush for more than 1,000 career yards (1,403) … holds two (Toledo, Minnesota, 2009) of the only three games in OSU history where a QB has rushed for 100 and passed for 200 yards in same contest; Troy Smith has the other one (Michigan, 2004).

2009: Big Ten preseason offensive player of year … honorable mention all-Big Ten … Davey O’Brien Award watch list … Manning Award watch list … 167-295 passing for 2,094 yards, with 18 TD vs. 11 interceptions … Ohio State’s leading rusher with 779 yards … six TD passes and only two interceptions in last five games of regular season, all wins to clinch Big Ten title … rushing TDs against seven opponents … hit 11 different targets during the season … 14-21 passing for 174 yards vs. Navy … 177 yards passing vs. USC … first 300-yard total offense game came against Toledo in Cleveland, with 110 yards rushing (1 TD) and 262 yards passing (3 TD) … sloppy conditions vs. Illinois held him to just 82 yards passing, 59 rushing … 17-28 for 166 yards passing with three scores at Indiana … 32-yard TD pass to DeVier Posey in the Wisconsin win … 17-31 for 221 yards passing at Purdue, but two interceptions and two fumbles … 343 yards total offense in Minnesota win, rushing for 104 (1 TD) and passing for 239 (13-25, 2 TD) … rushed for 83 yards (1 TD) and passed for 135 (1 TD) in first half vs. New Mexico State … passed for two TD and rushed for another at Penn State … 14-17 passing in the Iowa win … rushed for 74 yards and had a TD pass to Dan Herron at Michigan … Rose Bowl MVP, with 72 yards rushing and 23-37 passing for 266 yards, with TD passes to Brandon Saine and Posey … offensive player of week: Minnesota, Penn State … Archie Griffin Award (outstanding offensive player) from Ohio State coaches … Big Ten all-academic … second-year letterwinner.

2009 Media Guide: Dynamic quarterback who continues to grow within the Buckeye offense … experience has helped him understand the game and hone his decision-making … can make the big throw … speedy and shifty as a ballcarrier … conscientious in wanting to improve every facet of his play … Big Ten preseason offensive player of the year … on Davey O’Brien Award Watch List.

2008: 9-1 as starter as a true freshman … Big Ten freshman of the year … 100-165 (60.6) passing for 1,311 yards and 12 scores… efficiency rating of 146.50 led the Big Ten … rushed for 631 yards and six TD … 52 yards rushing, 18-yard TD in opener with Youngstown State … alternated snaps with Todd Boeckman at USC … made first career start vs. Troy, only the second (Art Schlichter) true frosh to start a game at quarterback for OSU … threw four TD and rushed for 66 yards in that win … TD passes were a single-game OSU freshman QB record … rushed for two TD and passed for another in Minnesota win … 13-19 passing for 144 yards at Wisconsin, and scored the game-winner on an 11-yard run after a 12-play, 80-yard drive in the last six minutes of the game … 10-14 passing for 97 yards, plus 27 yards rushing, vs. Purdue … totals at Michigan State were 7-11 for 116 yards passing with a TD, 72 yards rushing with a 17-yard score … 226 yards passing (16-25) against Penn State … 9-14 passing for 197 yards and three TD at Northwestern … rushed for 110 yards and a 1-yard score at Illinois, while adding 49 yards passing and a 20-yard TD pass on a blustery day … 5-13 passing for 120 yards and two TD in Michigan win … rushed for 78 yards in Fiesta Bowl and scored on a 5-yard reception from Boeckman …offensive champion: Troy, Northwestern, Illinois … outstanding first-year offensive player by OSU coaches … US Army All-American Bowl alumni award.

High School: Dual-threat quarterback who quarterbacked the 16-0 Jayhawks to the PIAA and WPIAL championships … also helped the Jeannette basketball team to WPIAL and PIAA titles, a first in the Keystone State … USA Today Player of Year … 4,238 career rushing yards and 4,340 career passing yards, a first in the state of Pennsylvania … Parade All-America player of year … 1,899 rushing and 1,889 passing yards as a senior, accounting for 58 TD … MVP of U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Maxwell Award … EA Sports All-America … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review player of the year as a junior and senior … three year all-state … Big 33 … top-ranked prep prospect by Scout, Rivals, PrepStar, Super-prep, PrepNation … ESPN Top 10 … 2,000 career point scorer in basketball.

Personal: Son of Craig Pryor and Toni Pryor … favorite candy is gummi bears … favorite vacation spot is Miami.


SeasonTeamGGSCompPass AttCmp %Pass YdsPass TDPass IntRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLost
2008Ohio State13NA10016560.613111241396314.56151380NANA
2009Ohio State13NA16729556.6209418111627794.87000431NANA
2010Ohio State131321032365.0277227111357545.642191661NANA