Oakland Raiders: Quarterback Terrelle Pryor Mourns Loss of Mentor and Father

– Jul 26, 2012

Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Terrelle Pryor has his mind on much more than football even with training camp beginning in a few days.

Over the past seven days, the former Ohio State Buckeye has lost both his mentor and father. These two men were arguably the most critical to the success Pryor has had over his entire life.

Last Friday, Pryor’s mentor Theodore Sarniak III passed away at the age of 68.

“Teddy,” as he was known, was not only a mentor to the second-year quarterback. In addition to taking the quarterback under his wings, Sarniak was also a CEO of Jeannette Specialty Glass, a company in which he founded.

Today, Pryor’s dad has passed away, according to the quarterback’s Twitter page.

“Teddy died now my father. I need some prayer forreal !!!!”  

Craig Pryor, who suffered from a neuromuscular disorder and was in a wheelchair, was 44 years old.

It is obviously tough for anyone to lose someone who is close to them.

For Pryor, it is even more difficult as he has lost probably the two most influential people in his life within a week.

Raider Nation Times offers its prayers and condolences to Pryor as he goes through this extremely difficult period in his life. While the entire Raider Nation is looking forward to him being on the practice field, it is important that Pryor takes all the time that he needs to recover from his losses.

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