With an open roster spot after placing cornerback Michael Adams on injured reserve Monday the Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that they have signed rookie fullback/running back Lonnie Pryor from the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad.
Pryor (6-0, 224) entered the league as a college free agent with Jacksonville this past offseason. He has been on the Jaguars’ practice squad all season.
A native of Okeechobee, Fla., Pryor played collegiately at Florida State, appearing in 54 games (24 starts), recording 124 rushes for 718 yards (5.79 avg.) and 18 touchdowns.
Pryor was a fullback for the Seminoles but was also an accomplished runner during his time in Tallahassee. Pryor had a career night in the 2012 Orange Bowl in his final game for Florida State finishing with career-highs in yards (134) on five carries, longest run (60) and tied a career-high with three receptions. Pryor was named the Orange Bowl MVP as three of the four longest runs of his career came in the game including touchdown runs of 60 yards and 37 yards.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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