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John  Prior

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RS Senior

Portsmouth, Ohio

Last College:
Florida State

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 300



Foster Signs Free Agent Deal with the Minnesota Vikings

Blankenship, Boykin, McGrath and Prior earn NFL tryouts


Solich Addresses the Media During Eastern Michigan Week

Bobcats face Eagles at 1 p.m. on Saturday


Day 10 Recap from #OhioFBCamp13

Offensive lineman John Prior and Ryan McGrath chat with OhioBobcats.com following practice


Ohio Football Award Candidates


Follow the 'Cats at #MACMD13

Head coach Frank Solich, running back Beau Blankenship and wide receiver Donte' Foster to take part in MAC Football Media Day

John Prior Photo Gallery

2013: Has started eight of the 10 games he played in ... Has graded out at a 1.8566, tying for the team lead with 11 decleaters in addition to compiling 26 pancakes and 37 knockdowns ... Started at left tackle at Louisville (Sept. 1), tallying a pancake and a decleater ... Started at left tackle against North Texas (Sept. 7), totaling a season-high seven pancakes and three decleaters ... Started at left tackle against Marshall (Sept. 14), posting three pancakes ... Started at left tackle against Austin Peay (Sept. 21), totaling five pancakes and three decleaters ... Started at left tackle at Akron (Oct. 5), compiling two pancakes ... Started at left tackle for the sixth straight game at Central Michigan (Oct. 12), piling up two pancakes and two decleaters ... Saw action at Buffalo (Nov. 5), posting three pancakes ... Started at left tackle at Bowling Green (Nov. 12), tallying one pancake ... Started against Kent State (Nov. 19), recording two pancakes and a decleater ... Saw the field against UMass (Nov. 29), posting a decleater.

2012: Played in all 13 of Ohio's games during the 2012 season ... Appeared in 710 total plays throughout the season, scoring 1,310 points ... Graded out at a 1.85 on the year ... Recorded 51 pancakes, 24 decleaters (team high), and 75 knockdowns.

2011: Saw action in 13 out of the Bobcats' 14 games... Logged 218 plays and allowed just two sacks... Graded out at a 1.73... Registered 15 pancake blocks and six decleaters... Helped the team rush for over 200 yards on nine separate occasions throughout the year, including a season-best 297-yard effort at Central Michigan on Nov. 10.

Prior to Ohio: Redshirted as a freshman at FSU... Prep Star All-Midwest region... Rivals ranking of 51st among offensive tackles...No. 57 on Scout.com's list of offensive tackles...Ranked 75th at his position by ESPN...Ranked the 38th-best prospect coming out of Ohio by Rivals...Played offensive and defensive tackle at Portsmouth en route to earning All-District honors...Member of the Ohio team for the Big 33 game which pits Ohio high schoolers versus their Pennsylvania counterparts.

Personal: Son of John Prior and Tracy Rister... One of seven children of which five are girls... Majoring in Pre-Law.