Posted October 27, 2013

Terrelle Pryor starts Raiders-Steelers game with longest QB run in NFL history

AFC West, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers
Terrelle Pryor opened the game against the Steelers with a bang.

Terrelle Pryor opened the game against the Steelers with a bang. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has surprised many observers with his throwing ability this year, but most people already knew that he could run. Through five games in the 2013 season, the third-year man from Ohio State had already rushed for 289 yards on 44 carries, putting him 22 yards ahead of Darren McFadden for the team lead.

Now, McFadden will have to go quite a way to overtake Pryor.

(GIF via Bleacher Report)

On the first play from scrimmage in the Raiders’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pryor took a read-option play to the right, blew through a well-blocked and quite confused Steelers defense, and bailed away for a 93-yard touchdown. That one run made Pryor the rushing leader on the day so far and ranked as both the longest run in Raiders history and the longest run by a QB ever in NFL history.

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