Washington Commanders Sign Bowie State Stand Out

By Nyah Peebles

The Washington Commanders have signed former Bowie State University defensive lineman, Joshua Pryor to its practice squad.

The team signed him as a free agent following the draft and invited him to a minicamp but he was released at roster cutdowns before the season started.

According to¬†HBCU Gameday, Pryor played in 49 games during his four seasons and recorded 34 solo tackles (55 total) and 9.5 sacks in his debut season at Bowie State. ‚ÄúAt the end of his illustrious career with the Bulldogs Pryor compiled 245 total stops, 77 tackles for loss, 32 sacks, three pass breakups, five recovered fumbles, and four forced fumbles,‚ÄĚ the news source said.

In 2018 Pryor was named CIAA Rookie of the Year and All-CIAA First Team and in 2019m he was named Bowie State Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Protect Your Skull Division II Defensive Plater of the Year.