LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky defensive tackle Myron Pryor has been added to the East roster for the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 17 in Houston.
The game will kick off on Saturday at 4 p.m. EST in Robertson Stadium at the University of Houston and will be televised by ESPN2. Pryor will wear uniform No. 98 for the East team, which also features Wildcat linebacker Johnny Williams (No. 51).
Pryor will be playing in the 84th edition of the nation’s oldest all-star game. The contest is nicknamed “Football’s Finest Hour,” as it benefits the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children across the country, including the Shriners Hospital in Lexington.
Pryor (Louisville, Ky.) was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference choice in 2008 by CollegeFootballNews.com. He was a second-team all-league pick by SEC coaches, The Associated Press, Phil Steele’s College Football, and Rivals.com. He made 36 tackles during his senior season, including 11 for loss and 4.5 quarterback sacks. He was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week in the season opener at Louisville when he returned a fumble 72 yards for a touchdown and also caused a fumble that was returned for a TD. He blocked a Vanderbilt field goal that David Jones returned for a touchdown.
Pryor saved his best for last with a career-high seven tackles on Jan. 2 in Kentucky’s 25-19 win in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. He also knocked loose the fumble that Ventrell Jenkins rumbled 56 yards for the game-winning touchdown. Pryor was named to the “All-Bowl Team” by CollegeFootballNews.com.
Pryor and Williams are the 27th and 28th Wildcat player or coach selected for the Shrine Game. The last Wildcat to participate was offensive tackle Antonio Hall following his senior season in 2003.
UK Bowl Win Featured on SEC-TV: Kentucky’s 25-19 win over East Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will be featured during the weekly edition of “SEC-TV.”
Co-hosted by Natalie Taylor and Dave “One Take” Neal, the show will air Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. EST on Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Carolinas and Fox Sports Tennessee.