Pruitt in 1975
|Date of birth:||August 18, 1951|
|Place of birth:||Houston, Texas|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1973 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30|
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Gregory Donald Pruitt (born August 18, 1951) 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 last one as a kick returner. He was also part of the Raiders' Super Bowl XVIII winning team, beating the Washington Redskins.
Pruitt was an All-American 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. He came in second in Heisman Trophy voting in 1972, and third in 1971.
In 1999 he was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame.