Byron Pringle
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Pringle with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018
No. 13 – Chicago Bears
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-17) November 17, 1993 (age 28)
Tampa, Florida
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:Robinson (Tampa, Florida)
College:Kansas State
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2021
Receptions:50
Receiving yards:710
Receiving touchdowns:6
Return yards:871
Return touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Byron Pringle (born November 17, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). Pringle first played college football at Butler Community College before transferring to finish his collegiate career at Kansas State. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs when he went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1+18 in
(1.86 m)
203 lb
(92 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.46 s 1.56 s 2.61 s 4.40 s 6.87 s 33.5 in
(0.85 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1][2]

Kansas City Chiefs

2018

Pringle signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2018.[3] Following an injury in the Chiefs final preseason game of the 2018 season, he was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2018.[4]

2019

After making the Chiefs initial 53-man roster,[5] Pringle was waived on September 10, 2019 and re-signed to the practice squad.[6] He was elevated to the Chiefs active roster on September 14, 2019.[7] His first big breakthrough game during Sunday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5, where he finished with 103 receiving yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs lost 13–19. [8] Pringle won Super Bowl LIV when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31–20.[9]

2020

Pringle had his first career return touchdown in Week 7, returning a kickoff 102 yards against the Denver Broncos in the 43–16 victory, earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[10][11] He was placed on injured reserve on November 24, 2020, after suffering an ankle injury in Week 11.[12] He was activated on December 19, 2020.[13] Overall, he finished the 2020 season with 13 receptions for 160 receiving yards and the kickoff return touchdown.[14] In Super Bowl LV, he recorded Mahomes's first completion of the game for three yards. However, he was only targeted once more in the 31–9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[15]

2021

The Chiefs placed a restricted free agent tender on Pringle on March 17, 2021.[16] He signed his tender on April 29.[17] Pringle served as a rotational wide receiver and kick returner for the Chiefs, totaling 42 receptions for 568 yards and five touchdowns during the 2021 regular season.[18]

In the Wild Card Round against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pringle had five receptions for 37 yards and two touchdowns in the 42–21 victory.[19] In the Divisional Round against the Buffalo Bills, he had five receptions for 29 yards and a touchdown in the 42–36 overtime victory.[20]

Chicago Bears

Pringle signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears on March 20, 2022.[21]

Legal issue

On April 23, 2022, Pringle was arrested for reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.[22]

References

  1. ^ "Byron Pringle Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "2018 Draft Scout Byron Pringle, Kansas State NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved April 24, 2022.
  3. ^ "Chiefs' Byron Pringle: Lands with Kansas City on UDFA deal". CBSSports.com. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL-Mandated 53". Chiefs.com. September 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Patra, Kevin (September 10, 2019). "Roundup: Browns part ways with TE Rico Gathers". NFL.com. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  6. ^ Goldman, Charles (September 12, 2019). "Chiefs waive C Jimmy Murray to add WR Byron Pringle on practice squad". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "Chiefs' Byron Pringle: Rises to active roster". CBSSports.com. September 14, 2019. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  8. ^ "Colts shut down Mahomes, Chiefs offense in 19–13 victory". www.espn.com. Associated Press. October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Super Bowl LIV – San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – February 2nd, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. NFL. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  10. ^ Teicher, Adam (October 26, 2020). "Chiefs see big plays delivered by 'non-scholarship' players". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  11. ^ Gordon, Grant (October 28, 2020). "Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield among Players of the Week". NFL.com. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  12. ^ Goldman, Charles (November 24, 2020). "Chiefs place WR Byron Pringle on injured reserve". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  13. ^ Goldman, Charles (December 19, 2020). "Chiefs announce flurry of roster moves on Saturday". USAToday.com. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  14. ^ "Byron Pringle 2020 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  15. ^ "Super Bowl LV - Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs - February 7th, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  16. ^ Williams, Charean (March 17, 2021). "Darious Williams only one of 26 RFAs in NFL to receive first-round tender". NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  17. ^ Goldman, Charles (April 29, 2021). "Chiefs WR Byron Pringle signs restricted free agent contract tender". USAToday.com. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  18. ^ "Byron Pringle 2021 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  19. ^ "Wild Card - Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs - January 16th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  20. ^ "Divisional Round - Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs - January 23rd, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  21. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 20, 2022). "Roster Move: Bears sign WR Byron Pringle". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  22. ^ "NFL Byron Pringle arrested for doing donuts in hellcat with young son in car". TMZ.com. April 24, 2022.