10 Things You Didn’t Know About New York Jets S Calvin Pryor

New York Jets: 10 Things You Didn't Know About S Calvin Pryor

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With the 18th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected safety Calvin Pryor. In addition to having great speed, athleticism and the ability to make big defensive plays, take a look at 10 things you probably didn't know about him!

10. Is He Another CP3?

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10. Is He Another CP3?

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While's he not a huge Los Angeles Clippers fan or even one of Chris Paul, his nickname is indeed "CP3". His Twitter handle is even @CP3_850, but it's not a reference to either of the aforementioned. He's actually Calvin Pryor III as his grandfather and father have the exact same name.

9. Bonecrusher or Louisville Slugger?

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9. Bonecrusher or Louisville Slugger?

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In college, Pryor was given plenty of nicknames. His favorite though is "Bonecrusher" for his hard-hitting tackles.

8. Dreams & Nightmares

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8. Dreams & Nightmares

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At the draft, Pryor selected the song "Dreams & Nightmares" by Meek Mill. The song speaks his story since he's been waiting his whole life to be a part of the NFL as all his dreams have finally come true.

7. It's All About Family

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7. It's All About Family

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At the draft, Pryor had over thirty members of his family present on his big day. His daughter, Jayle, was also present to see her father get drafted by the Jets.

6. All-Time Favorite NFL Player?

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6. All-Time Favorite NFL Player?

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Pryor's all-time favorite NFL player is safety Brian Dawkins. He looked up to him since he had a long career and was a true anchor on defense. He loved that Dawkins was not only a hard-hitting machine but extremely intelligent in his decision making skills in the heat of the moment on defense.

5. Favorite Basketball Team?

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5. Favorite Basketball Team?

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Pryor is a diehard Miami Heat fan and predicts them to win yet another NBA championship.

4. How Fast is Pryor?

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4. How Fast is Pryor?

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Pryor officially ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in 4.58 seconds. That's incredibly fast for a safety which means he'll always have an advantage when judging passes thrown his way.

3. How Many Sports Can Pryor Play?

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3. How Many Sports Can Pryor Play?

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Pryor has played in three different sports throughout his college career. He played as a center fielder in baseball, a point guard in basketball and of course as a safety in football. He also enjoyed playing as a running back too.

2. What's His Favorite Town?

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2. What's His Favorite Town?

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Pryor doesn't like to travel much, but he absolutely loves his hometown above anywhere else. Port St. Joe, Fla. to be exact.

1. Incredible Leadership Qualities

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1. Incredible Leadership Qualities

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Pryor has been a team captain practically his entire sporting career. What's most impressive is that he was the captain for three different teams in high school. He's been a leader since that long ago and will surely develop into one as he enters the NFL and gets some more experience under his belt.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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