With a young team facing another transition period, Jacksonville general manager Dave Caldwell and his front office staff are looking to add high-character players to the team’s locker room.
Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher believes the Jaguars found one in fullback Lonnie Pryor.
Pryor, who signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent earlier this month, was a key member on a Seminoles team that was the first to win an ACC title in seven seasons last December.
As a senior in 2013, Pryor rushed 47 times for 376 yards, with a team-leading 8.0 yards per carry. But Fisher said Pryor’s true value resides in his ability to lead teammates.
“When you look up the definition of a football player in the dictionary, it has a picture of Lonnie beside it,” Fisher said when meeting with the media prior to speaking to Seminole Boosters at the Jacksonville Marriott.
“He can run, he can catch, he can block, he can be a team leader, and he affects the guys around him in a positive way. He makes the team better because of his presence on it.”