Oct 26, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals safety Calvin Pryor (25) rushes against the South Florida Bulls during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Louisville Cardinals junior safety Calvin Pryor will go pro


On Sunday, a junior from the Louisville Cardinals football team announced that he will be leaving the school to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, and no, Cardinals fans, you can breathe for a little bit longer because it’s not Teddy Bridgewater–yet.

No, Sunday, junior free safety Calvin Pryor announced on is Instagram account that he will bypass his senior season for the Cards to test the NFL Draft waters next year.

Pryor had a standout season for Louisville as they finished up with a 12-1 record, including their beat down on Saturday night of the Miami Hurricanes in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

The junior concluded 2013 with 75 tackles, three interceptions, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles. The 6-2, 208-pound safety plays the position with a physical manner and reckless abandon, as you can tell with the tackle and forced fumble numbers. In no way whatsoever is he afraid of contact.

Pryor has been a starter on the Louisville defense since his freshman season for the Cardinals and finishes his career with eight total forced fumbles. If there is any concern of scouts, it’s his speed, or lack thereof.

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