The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. One Foot Down’s player profile series will, once again, take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2021 season.
#10 Isaiah Pryor, LB
This grad transfer came to Notre Dame from Ohio State, where he chalked up 47 tackles and a single interception over three seasons. In the 2020 season, Pryor brought the same aggression and tackling ability he delivered as a Buckeye to South Bend. Notably, Pryor claimed two tackles in Notre Dame’s season-opening win against Duke, two solo tackles and a sack in the Irish victory over Pitt, and three tackles in the team’s win against Boston College.
The Restaurant That Fits
As an Ohioan and Notre Dame fan, I can’t help but shake my head when I see someone wearing a Notre Dame shirt and a Buckeyes hat. PICK ONE! As much as I’d love an excuse to drop Akron’s own Swenson’s, (330 REPRESENT,) I’m going with Raising Cane’s. Though it’s a Louisiana-based chain, I can tell you that from NEO to C-Bus, I’ve known several people who would tackle someone for some Cane’s.
While Pryor continues to be listed as a safety on Notre Dame’s roster, the reality is that he is playing a linebacker role and has been transitioning there since last year. Pryor’s aggressiveness and physical style of play works well at linebacker. In Clark Lea’s defense, Pryor would likely be a ROVER and with Marcus Freeman now occupying the defensive coordinator spot, Pryor looks to be be firmly footed in whatever linebacking role is available to him. Freeman places a high value on flexibility and speed, which is what Pryor has at linebacker. With Paul Moala still healing, we’ve seen a lot of reps for Pryor this spring. We really won’t know more until fall camp rolls around.
Thank you, Isaiah Pryor. I needed this. #welcomebackfootball pic.twitter.com/0hoGJiuHuu— Josh Helmholdt (@JoshHelmholdt) September 12, 2020
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