Myron Pryor hopes a NFL career is waiting for him. But don’t think the Kentucky senior defensive tackle has anything but beating East Carolina on his mind this week.
“It is very important to win this game. It would be three bowl rings and make history. It would be a very big win. This is the 50th anniversary of the game, so that makes it historic, too,” Pryor said. “We've had to take this seriously because we know they are going to be fired up to play a SEC school like us. I know that they want to knock off teams like us. We want to go out a win in this last game and set a milestone for the future.”
Pryor feels like he’s had a good season, but he knows a big game would be the perfect ending to his career.
“I feel real happy with my year. I feel like I accomplished a lot and had the fire I had my sophomore season,” Pryor said. “I just had the one injury. That's a big step because in past years I had multiple injuries. I felt fortunate just to have one injury this year. I feel blessed. It felt good to start the season strong. I had a couple of games I wish could have been better, but I still think I performed great.”
He never let the thought of eventually playing in the NFL distract him from what he needed to do to help the Wildcats, either.
“When you are out there in pain and stuff, you just have to push through it and show guys you can carry them on your back,” Pryor said. “I felt like I did that this year and the guys fed off my energy. There were probably two games I wish I could have played in but I couldn't because of injuries. Other than that, I feel like I did a big part for myself, our team and the fans. Now I just want to end this thing the right way.”