Pryor by the Numbers

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November 16, 2010 at 9:30a

There are more than a few Terrelle Pryor detractors out there, but consider the numbers:


According to, Pryor is on pace for:

2,563 yards passing with 26 TDs and 10 interceptions, and a completion percentage of 67%. That would put his QB rating at 166.4. Additionally, Pryor already has 512 yards rushing with four rushing touchdowns, and one receiving touchdown.


The year Troy Smith won the Heisman Trophy (2006):

2,541 passing yards with 30 TDs and six interceptions, and a completion percentage of 65%. His QB rating was 161.91. He had 204 rushing yards for one touchdown.

Troy Smith had Tedd Ginn Jr. Beanie Wells, Antonio Pittman, and Anthony Gonzalez.


The numbers are close, and in some areas, Pryor will pass Troy Smith (or already has). Everyone considers Troy Smith a hero, while people constantly criticize Pryor and say that he should switch positions and play wide receiver.

Are people too tough on Pryor?

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