Trevor Pryce

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Trevor Pryce
Trevor Pryce.jpg
Pryce with the Ravens in January 2010.
No. 90, 93
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-08-03) August 3, 1975 (age 38)
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Winter Park (FL) Lake Howell
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Debuted in 1997 for the Denver Broncos
Last played in 2010 for the New York Jets
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 439
Quarterback sacks 91.0
Interceptions 2
Forced fumbles 8
Stats at NFL.com

Trevor Wesley Pryce II (born August 3, 1975) is a former American football defensive end who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Pryce played college football for the University of Michigan before transferring to Clemson University. He was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Pryce attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida, and was a standout in football and as a hurdler in track.

College career[edit]

Trevor Pryce played defensive end for Clemson University during the 1996 season. He was a transfer from the University of Michigan. He decided to forego his senior season to enter the NFL Draft.

Professional career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Pryce was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round (28th overall) in the 1997 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he played in eight games and recorded 24 tackles and two sacks. He made his NFL debut on November 2 versus the Seattle Seahawks. In his second year with the Broncos, he started 15 out of the 16 games and made 43 tackles and a then career high 8.5 sacks. He was also a member of the Broncos' back-to-back championship teams, winning Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII team. In the 1999 season he started in 15 games and recorded 46 tackles and a career high 13 sacks. He also earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. The following season, 2000, he started all 16 regular season games and finished the season with 46 tackles and 12 sacks. He was also voted to his second consecutive Pro Bowl. In 2001, he was voted to his third consecutive Pro Bowl after finishing the season with 41 tackles and seven sacks. The 2002 season saw Pryce voted to the Pro Bowl for the fourth year in a row after finishing the campaign with 46 tackles and nine sacks. In 2003 he started in all 16 games including his 100th career game and recorded 36 tackles and 8.5 sacks. The 2004 season was a frustrating one for Pryce as he only played in two games after surgery on a herniated disc in his lower back. In his last year with the Broncos, Pryce started 16 times and recorded 33 tackles and four sacks.[1]

In 2009, although no longer a member of the franchise, Pryce was named to the Broncos' 50th Anniversary Team; he took out an ad in the Denver Post thanking fans for the honor.

Trevor Pryce (90) playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Pryce was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent on March 14, 2006. In his first season with the Ravens, he started in all 16 games and finished the season 47 tackles and 13 sacks which equaled his career-high. His play was a huge part of the Ravens' defense ranking #1 overall in 2006, and also had a franchise record of 60 regular season team sacks. In 2007, he made 15 tackles and two sacks, missing most of the season due to injury.

In the 2008 season, he made 27 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

In the 2009 season, he finished with 31 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. He was not a full-time starter this year, splitting time with his 2007 replacement, Dwan Edwards.

On September 29, 2010 Pryce was released from the Baltimore Ravens to make room for defensive back Ken Hamlin.[2]

New York Jets[edit]

On September 30, 2010, Pryce was signed by the New York Jets.[3][4]

Retirement[edit]

After the 2010 AFC Championship Game, Pryce confirmed he was done playing football. In 2011, he officially retired.[5]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
1997 DEN 8 24 16 8 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 DEN 16 43 30 13 8.5 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2
1999 DEN 15 46 33 13 13.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
2000 DEN 16 46 33 13 12.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
2001 DEN 16 39 33 6 7.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2002 DEN 16 46 40 6 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 DEN 16 36 28 8 8.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 DEN 2 2 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 DEN 16 33 31 2 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2006 BAL 16 47 37 10 13.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2007 BAL 5 15 9 6 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 BAL 16 27 17 10 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2009 BAL 16 31 19 12 6.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 BAL 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 NYJ 10 4 3 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 187 439 330 109 91.0 12 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 25

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References[edit]

  1. ^ {http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3916/career;_ylt=AoZnUX7Moa7ZI5D.c229jp3.uLYF}
  2. ^ Associated Press (September 29, 2010). "Trevor Pryce cut but likely returning". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sources: Jets to sign Trevor Pryce". ESPN.com. September 30, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ Lange, Randy (September 30, 2010). "Jets Sign Pryce, NFL's No. 4 Active Sacker". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ Pryce, Trevor (April 21, 2012). "Jets' Trevor Pryce Is Retired, and Getting Tired of It". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ "Trevor Pryce Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

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