|Date of birth:||June 13, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||305 lb (138 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 207|
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Pryor was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Eastern High School in Middletown, Kentucky, where he was voted a Second Team All-State player by the Associated Press. He was also a two-year letterman in wrestling and track and field, where he competed in the discus and shot put.
After graduating from high school in 2004, Pryr attended the University of Kentucky. He tore a pectoral muscle in the weight room and was forced to gray shirt his first year of college. He didn't enroll at UK until spring of 2005, where he started the last two games of his freshman season in 2005. In his sophomore season, he started ten games, recording ten forced fumbles, ranking him among the nation's best in that statistic. He recorded 27 tackles in his junior season in 2007, starting 11 of his team's 12 games. In his 2008 senior season, Pryor was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference. He started 10 games on the season, picking up four and a half sacks, and a touchdown on a 72-yard fumble return.
New England Patriots
Pryor was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. On July 23, 2009, he signed a four-year contract. He was active for 13 games for the Patriots in 2009, recording 20 tackles. He missed Week 1 with a calf injury and Weeks 14 and 15 with a chest injury.
In 2010, Pryor played in nine games (two starts), missing seven of the final eight games with a back injury. He finished the season with 12 tackles and 0.5 sacks.