UND Roster

2019-20 Football Roster

#5 Troy Pride Jr.


Height 5-11 1/2
Weight 194
Class Senior
Hometown Greer, SC
High School Greer Senior


  • Played in all 13 games, making 40 tackles with an interception and six pass break-ups
  • Recorded an interception in win at Duke
  • Had a pass break-up in the Camping World Bowl victory over Iowa State


  • Played in 12 contests while missing the Pitt game (ankle)
  • Owned 47 tackles on the year, 1.5 for loss, while adding a pair of interceptions, 10 pass break-ups a forced fumble and a fumble recovery
  • Had a tackle for loss among four total tackles in win over No. 14 Michigan
  • Recorded interceptions in consecutive games against Vanderbilt and Wake Forest
  • Sprinter on the Irish track team


  • Appeared in 12 games and started four contests
  • Started Miami, Fla. (Nov. 11), Navy (Nov. 18), Stanford (Nov. 25) and LSU (Jan. 1)
  • Recorded 22 tackles, including 14 solo stops and one tackle for loss
  • Added three passes defended and one interception
  • Registered a career-best six tackles, including one for loss, and added an interception and pass breakup vs. Navy (Nov. 18)
  • Collected four tackles against both USC (Oct. 21) and Wake Forest (Nov. 4)


  • Appeared in eight games for the Irish and started three contests
  • Started vs. Stanford (Oct. 15), Miami, Fla. (Oct. 29) and USC (Nov. 29)
  • Recorded 12 tackles on the season, including 10 solo stops
  • One of 10 true freshmen (Julian Love, Devin Studstill, Donte Vaughn, Jalen Elliott, Julian Okwara, Daelin Hayes, Kevin Stepherson, Chase Claypool and Jamir Jones) who played in at least eight games
  • One of eight true freshmen (Julian Love, Devin Studstill, Donte Vaughn, Jalen Elliott, Julian Okwara, Daelin Hayes and Jamir Jones) on defense who played in at least eight games
  • One of seven true freshmen (Julian Love, Devin Studstill, Donte Vaughn, Jalen Elliott, Daelin Hayes and Chase Claypool) to register at least 11 tackles
  • One of four true freshmen (Julian Love, Devin Studstill and Donte Vaughn) to start on defense
  • One of five freshmen defensive backs (Jalen Elliott, Julian Love, Devin Studstill and Donte Vaughn) that not only played significant snaps but totaled 131 tackles — the most in Irish single-season history by a rookie class in the secondary
  • Recorded a then career-best five tackles vs. Miami, Fla. (Oct. 29)
  • Also registered tackles vs. Syracuse (Oct. 1), Stanford (Oct. 15), Army (Nov. 12) and USC (Nov. 26)
  • Recovered a fumble at USC (Nov. 29)


  • One of the top cornerbacks in the 2015 recruiting class
  • Led Greer Senior High School to an undefeated regular season (10-0) and ultimate 11-1 record as a senior in 2015
  • Helped Greer Senior to back-to-back perfect, 10-win regular seasons for the first time in school history and four consecutive Region II-AAA titles
  • Selected to participate in the 2016 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Picked off two passes, including a 58-yard return for TD, en route to defensive MVP honors and helped the Grey defeat the Blue, 28-14
  • 2015 American Family Insurance All-USA South Carolina Football First Team
  • 2015 Region II-AAA Player of the Year
  • Versatile athlete recorded 41 receptions for 848 yards (20.7 yards per reception) and 13 TDs; 183 rushing yards with three TDs, 437 combined kickoff-punt return yards and three TDs; and three interceptions, one of which he returned for a TD as a senior in 2015
  • No. 176-ranked player nationally and No. 16-ranked cornerback on Scout.com 300 list
  • No. 91-ranked cornerback by ESPN
  • No. 241-ranked player in the nation and No. 23-ranked cornerback on 247Sports.com
  • No. 23-ranked cornerback on Rivals.com
  • No. 232-ranked player on the Tom Lemming Prep Football Report
  • South Carolina’s No. 4-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 2-ranked player by Scout, No. 26-ranked player by ESPN and No. 4-ranked player by Rivals
  • Played for coach Will Young at Greer Senior High School
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre