Pryor drafted No. 18 by Jets

Courtesy of Kim Harrison
Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 09:37 AM.

With hundreds of his closest friends watching from Marina Cove in Port St. Joe, former Tiger Shark Calvin Pryor “Third” was selected in the first round of the National Football League draft last Thursday.

Pryor was the first safety off the board, going No. 18 to the New York Jets.

Draft night was a celebration at Marina Cove outside the Haughty Heron where tables and chair were set up to handle the large crowd that gathered to watch the draft.

The gathering was part pep rally and community support for a native son who was reaching the pinnacle.

“From the Pryor family we just say thank you for all the support and well-wishes from the community,” said Pryor’s father, Calvin Pryor, Jr. “The donations, the support, the phone calls and notes of support meant so much to the family.

“We also want to thank the Haughty Heron and everybody who turned out. The support was so appreciated.”

By the following day, Third was touring the New York Jets facility and sitting for countless interviews with the New York media.

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