Overview
Myron Pryor is a defensive tackle for the New England Patriots, who selected him with the 207th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Prior was drafted after playing four seasons at Kentucky. Pryor is listed at 6-feet, 1-inch tall and 310 pounds.
Prep Career
Pryor started for three seasons on both lines at Eastern High School in Louisville, KY. He was a first team all-state selection as a senior, when he recorded 10 tackles for loss and five fumble recoveries. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 7 recruit in the state of Kentucky, and he chose Kentucky over Indiana and Cincinnati.
College Career
After redshirting the 2004 season, Pryor played all 11 games as a freshman in 2005. He moved into the starting lineup for the final two games of his freshman season, and was regular starter as a sophomore. In 2006, Pryor led Kentucky with 5.0 sacks, to go along with 42 total tackles. Pryor's numbers slipped in his junior season, when he finished with 27 total tackles (0.5 for loss) and didn't record a sack in 12 games of action. He bounced back as a senior, finishing 2008 with 36 total tackles (11.0 for loss) and 4.5 sacks. The highlight of his senior season came in the opener against Louisville, when he returned a fumble 72 yards for a touchdown. He earned second team All-SEC honors in 2008. After the 2008 season, Pryor was invited to participate in the 2009 East-West Shrine Game. He had six total tackles, including a sack, in a winning effort for the East team.
NFL Career
Pryor was selected in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Before the 2009 season, Pryor signed a contract with New England. Terms were not disclosed.
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