Tampa Bay had an open roster spot after placing cornerback Michael Adams on injured reserve on Monday and filled with it former Seminoles fullback Lonnie Pryor.
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.
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