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Jeannette's Pryor named U.S. Army Player of the Year

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By Tricia Lafferty
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008

SAN ANTONIO -- Jeannette quarterback Terrelle Pryor was named the U.S. Army Player of the Year on Friday night at the U.S. Army Awards banquet.

"First, I'd like to thank God," Pryor said. "Without him this isn't happening. I'd like to thank the U.S. Army and the people that made this happen and gave me an opportunity to win this award. I'd like to thank my coaches, my father and mother.

"It's good just to bring it back home to Pennsylvania. I was up for it, so I wasn't surprised. I was just nervous."

Pryor, who was one of six finalists from around the country, was recognized after leading Jeannette to WPIAL and PIAA titles this season. He also became the first player in Pennsylvania history to run and throw for more than 4,000 yards in his career.

Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen won the award last season. Other previous winners include Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Miami Dolphins running back Lorenzo Booker and Detroit Lions running back Kevin Jones.

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