Pryor among Buckeyes' best


Terrelle Pryor announced on Tuesday afternoon that he will forgo his senior year at Ohio State and enter the NFL supplemental draft. Pryor entered the university as the fourth-ranked player overall in the 2008 recruiting class, according to the ESPNU rankings, and has left the school as one of the best quarterbacks in Buckeye history.

Pryor was 31-4 in three seasons as the starting quarterback, leading the Buckeyes to at least a share of the Big Ten title each year. Pryor also led Ohio State to three BCS bowl games, winning the last two, and capturing MVP honors in both of them (2011 Sugar Bowl and 2010 Rose Bowl).

During his Buckeye career, he passed for 6,177 yards, fifth-most in OSU history, and rushed for 2,164 yards, the most by a Buckeye quarterback. Pryor also ranks second in school history in total offense (8,341 yards) and is tied for the most touchdown passes with 57.

Terrell Pryor vs Notable Drafted QBs
From Inside Pocket, 2010 Season

Pryor had an outstanding 2010 season, throwing for over 2,700 yards and 27 touchdowns. He set an Ohio State record for most consecutive completions in a game against Ohio, and his three games with at least 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing were the second-most in FBS.

Pryor also established himself as one of the top quarterbacks when throwing inside the pocket last season. His completion percentage of 68 percent and his 21 touchdown passes from inside the pocket compare favorably with some of the other quarterbacks selected in April’s draft.