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Michael Robert Pritchard (b. October 26, 1969) is a former American football player who played collegiately at the University of Colorado and professionally for various teams over a nine-year career. Pritchard grew up in Las Vegas and starred as an all-purpose back. His athletic talent attracted attention from collegiate football programs from across the nation. Pritchard eventually accepted an athletic scholarship offer from head coach Bill McCartney of the University of Colorado. He was part of the legendary 1987 recruiting class at Colorado that included Eric Bieniemy, George Hemingway, Alfred Williams, and Kanavis McGhee, all of whom were key players on the 1990 National Championship team. At Colorado, Pritchard was a versatile player who excelled at a variety of positions, including wide receiver, kick returner, and running back. He started the 1990 season opener at running back, carrying the ball 20 times for 217 yards and two touchdowns. It was his only career start at that position. Pritchard averaged 26.4 yards per pass reception for his career, a mark that remains a school record. His 17.9 average per touch on offense also remains the best in school history. Pritchard earned a number of honors while at CU. As a senior in 1990, he was named first-team All-Big Eight at wide receiver, also garnering honorable mention All-American honors from the UPI. That same year he was named the most valuable player on CU's national championship team, the only one in school history. Pritchard was later inducted into the University of Colorado
University of Colorado
sports Hall of Fame in 2015. Pritchard was the first of nine Colorado players selected in the 1991 NFL Draft. He was selected 13th overall by the Atlanta Falcons. He played nine seasons in the NFL, spending time with Atlanta (1991-93), Denver (1994-95) and Seattle (1996-99). Pritchard had his best professional season in 1992 while he was with the Falcons. That year he caught 77 receptions for 827 yards and scored 5 touchdowns. In 127 career NFL games, he caught 422 passes for 5,178 yards (12.3 yard average) and scored 26 touchdowns. After his playing career, he moved back to his hometown of Las Vegas where he embarked on a broadcasting career doing color commentary on the UNLV
UNLV
radio network. He has also appeared on TV and radio as a commentator and in both the Las Vegas and Denver areas. External links[edit]

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1990 Colorado Buffaloes football—AP & USA Today/CNN national champions

Greg Biekert Eric Bieniemy Ronnie Bradford Chad Brown Christian Fauria Deon Figures Joe Garten David Gibbs Darian Hagan Garry Howe Chris Hudson Charles Johnson Vance Joseph Jay Leeuwenburg Dave McCloughan Kanavis McGhee Mike Pritchard Leonard Renfro Tom Rouen Joel Steed Michael Westbrook Alfred Williams

Head coach: Bill McCartney

Assistant coaches: Gary Barnett Mike Barry Brian Cabral Gerry DiNardo Mike Hankwitz Bob Simmons Ron Vanderlinden

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1991 NFL draft first-round selections

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Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
first-round draft picks

Nobis Johnson Humphrey Kunz Small Profit Ellis Bartkowski Bean Bryant Faumuina Kenn D. Smith J. Miller Butler Riggs Pitts Bryan Fralic Casillas Green C. Miller Bruce Sanders Collins Broussard Pickens Pritchard Whitfield T. Smith Kennedy Bush Booker Brooking Kerney Vick Duckett Hall Jenkins White Anderson Ryan Baker Jerry Weatherspoon Jones Trufant Matthews Beasley Neal McKinley

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Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
1991 NFL draft selections

Bruce Pickens Mike Pritchard Brett Favre Moe Gardner James Goode Erric Pegram Brian Mitchell Mark Tucker Randy Austin Ernie Logan Walter Sutton Pete Lucas Joe Sims Bob Christian

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