At 6-feet tall and with blazing speed, it’s easy to see why Notre Dame cornerback Troy Pride, Jr. has been a factor in the Irish defensive rotation since he arrived on campus in the Class of 2016. However, Pride isn’t simply a football star.
The South Carolina prep star is actually so fast that he’s also a track star at Notre Dame and he set a personal best on Friday to qualify for the finals of the 60-meter dash at the ACC Indoor Championships.
Pride ran a 6.73-second 60-meter dash, which was the third-fastest time of the preliminary round. And he even got a shoutout from Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.
“The mission continues – Congrats to Troy for PR and moving on to ACC Championship,” Kelly tweeted. “Excellence!”
The mission continues – Congrats to Troy for PR and moving on to ACC Championship. Excellence! https://t.co/dO5RPRVrn1
— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) February 24, 2018
Pride’s time was just under .04 seconds behind the leader Andre Ewers of Florida State, so he’s a genuine contender to win the event. And that’s pretty impressive considering he’s a legitimate football player, too.
The speedster has 34 total tackles in two seasons at Notre Dame and has a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and an interception.
Pride will run in the finals at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and you can watch him run on WatchESPN.
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