August 18 1951|
in Houston, Texas
|Rushing Attempts/Rushing YDS/Rushing AVG||1,996 ATT/5,672 Rush YDS/4.7 Rush AVG|
|Catches/Receiving YDS/Catch AVG/Receiving TD's||328 Receptions/3,069 Receiving YDS/12 Receiving TDs/9.4 Catch AVG>|
|Punt Returns/Rtn. YDS-Rtn. AVG
Kickoff Returns/Kickoff Rtn.Yards-AVG
194 Punt Returns/2,007 Punt RTN YDS-10.3 AVG|
106 Kickoff Returns/2514 Kickoff Return YDS-23.7 AVG
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
|Career highlights and awards|
Gregory Donald Pruitt (born August 18, 1951 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back in the NFL from 1973 through 1984. He was selected to five Pro Bowls, four as a member of the Cleveland Browns and one as a member of the Los Angeles Raiders, the latter team primarily as a kick returner. He was also part of the Raiders' Super Bowl XVIII winning team.
College playing careerEdit
Pruitt was an Collegiate All-American RB at the University of Oklahoma in 1971 and 1972, Greg was All-Big 8 as well in '71 and '72. He ranks third among Sooners in career all-purpose yards. Pruitt gained 3,122 rushing yards, 491 receiving yards, 139 yards on punt returns and 679 yards returning kickoffs. Pruitt scored 41 career touchdowns as a Sooner.
In 1999 he was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame.
The Greg Pruitt ruleEdit
The Greg Pruitt rule established tear-away jerseys as illegal. Pruitt purposely wore flimsy jerseys that ripped apart in the hands of would-be tacklers.
ABC's Superstars competitionEdit
In 1979, Pruitt won ABC-TV's Superstars, an all-around sports competition that pits elite athletes from different sports against one another in a series of athletic events resembling a decathlon.